Compensation For Injuries From A Head-On Collision
Head-on collisions may only account for approximately 2 percent of all car crashes in the United States, but they cause significant damage. When two cars impact at high speed, the combined speeds can be as great as 150 miles per hour, causing serious injuries or death. The federal government required automakers to install air bags in cars beginning in 1999. However, older model vehicles do not have the same safety equipment.
Air bags do not always deploy in an accident and when they do, they can cause as much damage as they prevent. If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on collision accident, or if you have lost a family member in such an accident, our attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.
Representation From Proven Trial Attorneys
At The Law Offices of Hiepler & Hiepler, our lawyers have extensive trial experience and have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We understand the tremendous impact any injury can have on your life. We have the knowledge, dedication and resources to successfully resolve your case.
Common Head-On Collision Injuries
Because of the force of motion in a head-on collision, it is most common for a person to be thrown forward, then backward, resulting in whiplash. However, many other injuries can occur, depending on the severity of the accident, including:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones
- Abrasions, burns and scarring from deployment of the air bag
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
Our lawyers thoroughly investigate your accident to determine the cause and prove fault on the part of the negligent driver. If necessary, we consult with experts in accident recreation. We actively pursue all avenues of compensation for you, including against the manufacturer of your car if safety equipment failed, causing you further injury. Our goal is to obtain the compensation you need to cover the full cost of your medical expenses, lost wages and other expenses associated with your accident.
Contact Our Head-On Collision Injury Attorneys
To schedule a free consultation, please call Hiepler & Hiepler, in Oxnard, at 866-531-3532. Our law firm provides legal representation to residents throughout the state of California. You are never charged a fee unless you are compensated for your injuries.