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Head-On Collisions in Roanoke

Head-on collisions are the most serious type of car accident. When two vehicles meet head on, drivers and passengers can suffer catastrophic injuries from the impact or from getting thrown from the vehicle. In many cases, these accidents and injuries are entirely preventable. They are the tragic results of careless and reckless decisions.

If you believe that someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer severe injuries in a head-on collision, or if your loved one died in one of these crashes, our head-on car accident lawyers can provide the skilled and experienced legal help you need. Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience and know how to handle cases that involve serious, life-changing injuries. To discuss your case, contact us today. We can provide a free consultation through our offices in Roanoke or Charlottesville.

What Are Common Causes of Head-On Car Accidents in Virginia?

Our legal team at Lichtenstein Law Group PLC has extensive experience with a broad range of car accident cases, including those which involve head-on collisions. Over the years, we have seen how these accidents commonly are caused by:

  • Wrong-way drivers – Due to inattention or a lack of familiarity with an area, a driver may accidentally enter through an exit ramp or travel in the wrong direction on a one-way street.
  • Speeding or aggressive drivers – Drivers can easily lose control and cross the center line when they drive at excessive speed or go too fast in weather conditions such as snow, rain, ice or fog. Also, a driver who tries to “beat” a red light may hit an approaching vehicle that is trying to make a turn.
  • Distracted drivers – A driver who is talking on a cell phone or texting while driving may suddenly swerve into oncoming traffic or, due to inattention, go the wrong way on a one-way street.
  • Fatigued drivers – A driver who is falling asleep at the wheel or overly fatigued may drift across the center line. If the driver goes off the shoulder of the road, the driver may overcorrect and plow into an oncoming car.
  • Alcohol- or drug-impaired drivers – A driver under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or certain types of prescription drugs can lack the motor control and judgment to drive safely. The driver may lose control of the car or simply ignore a do not enter sign.
  • Automotive defects – Not all head-on crashes are caused by negligent drivers. A car with a defective steering column, wheels or tires could cause a driver to hit an oncoming car.
  • Poor road conditions – These crashes can also occur due to poorly maintained roads. Hitting a pothole or encountering a deteriorating shoulder could cause a driver to cross the center line.

No matter the circumstances surrounding your crash, if you believe the other driver was at fault, you have a right to demand compensation for your injuries. When you meet with our dedicated car accident lawyers, we will review what happened to cause your head-on collision, and we will begin work immediately to determine who should be held responsible.

We know how to conduct thorough investigations of these accidents, including collecting evidence from the crash scene, inspecting the vehicles, analyzing black box data, reviewing cell phone records, examining toxicology test results and interviewing witnesses. The time, resources and attention to detail that we put into our clients’ cases makes a difference.

What Are Common Injuries Experienced After Front End Collisions?

Head-on collisions frequently result in life-altering and fatal injuries. Because the two cars are traveling in opposite directions, the force of the impact is intensified, and the sudden loss of speed can be devastating. People may suffer injuries from getting crushed, or they may get thrown from the vehicle. Some of the most common injuries that victims suffer are:

  • Cuts and lacerationsDoctor explaining result on xray of patient.
  • Multiple fractures
  • Thermal and friction burns
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Psychological damage (such as PTSD).

A person who is involved in a head-on collision may need significant medical treatment, including surgery, medication, assistive devices and ongoing rehabilitation. The victim may also be unable to return to work for an extended period – if at all – and suffer a significant loss of income.

What Damages Can You Recover After a Head-On Car Car Wreck?

If another driver caused a head-on collision that left you with severe injuries, you have the right to pursue full and fair compensation. Lichtenstein Law Group PLC will aggressively pursue compensation for you that may include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • The diminishment of your future earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages (if the crash resulted from extreme misconduct).

If your family member died in a head-on collision, we can also help you to file a wrongful death claim that seeks a different set of damages, including compensation for funeral and burial expenses and the loss of your loved one’s services and financial support. We realize that no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, a wrongful death claim can help you to achieve a sense of justice and provide your family with financial security as you move forward.

Our Roanoke Car Accident Law Firm Is Ready to Help You

At Lichtenstein Law Group PLC, our auto accident attorneys are committed to taking your case to trial. We believe that securing maximum compensation for our clients comes through strategic trial preparation and planning. As soon as we start working on your case, we will map out a path to trial, including:Team of professionals conducting a thorough investigation.

  • Conducting a thorough investigation
  • Consulting with professionals in areas such as accident reconstruction, medical care and life care planning
  • Crafting a compelling story to present to the judge or jury
  • Conducting jury research to gain valuable insights to your case.

Our hard work, preparation, and knowledge of the Virginia auto law can give us leverage when dealing with insurance companies. It often leads to settlement offers that fully and fairly compensate our clients without the need to take a case to trial. In the end, your satisfaction will be our only measure of success.

To learn more about how the Virginia personal injury attorneys of Lichtenstein Law Group PLC can help you after a head-on collision, contact us today and receive a free consultation through our offices in Roanoke or Charlottesville.