Car Crash Attorney Serving Los Angeles
Contact a Los Angeles car accident attorney today if you or someone you know was recently involved in a head-on collision. These accidents are often very serious, resulting in extensive physical injury and property damage. It will be important to retain the services of a legal professional to help you with your insurance claim and in recovering money you need for medical bills, lost earnings, and more.
Head-on collisions occur when the front ends of two vehicles collide. Head-on collisions are particularly dangerous due to the combined force of two vehicles colliding with one another. If one vehicle is moving at 30 miles per hour and the other at 50 miles per hour, the combined force of impact in the event of a head-on collision will be 80 miles per hour. This is why head-on collisions are often deadly or result in catastrophic injury.
In a head-on crash, the smaller vehicle will be far more likely to sustain the most damage. In a car versus truck accident, for example, the car may be totaled whereas the truck may sustain only a small amount of front-end damage.
What Causes a Head-On Car Accident?
Head-on collisions often occur during passing, if a vehicle is attempting to pass another vehicle and collides with oncoming traffic. A distracted or drunk driver may also cause a head-on collision to occur if he or she unintentionally veers into oncoming traffic. Traveling the wrong way on a one-way street or up the off-ramp of a freeway may be additional causes of head-on accidents.
Find out what legal right you have to seek financial damages in the wake of a head-on crash. Contact a Los Angeles head-on collision lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group at 800-670-8142 or contact us online to get started.