In late October, a head-on collision in the northwest San Antonio area left at least two people dead, including the speeding driver who caused the crash and a child passenger in the vehicle that was struck. Unfortunately, serious injuries and fatalities are a frequent occurrence in head-on car crashes, leaving victims and their families struggling to respond to the damages.
The Dangers of Head-On Crashes
Head-on collisions are responsible for around 10 percent of annual accident fatalities despite the fact that they constitute a significantly smaller percentage of total accidents. Contributing factors to the severity of injuries in these accidents may include the high speeds at which they often occur and the fact that the point of impact is so close to where drivers and passengers are seated.
Head-on collisions tend to be caused by the dangerous and negligent behavior of at least one of the drivers involved. Examples of causes include:
- Lane drifting due to distracted driving, alcohol or drug impairment, or falling asleep at the wheel
- Driving in the wrong direction
- Speeding or recklessly passing
Recovering Damages From a Head-On Collision in Texas
If you have been in a head-on car wreck, you may be suffering from serious injuries including brain and spinal cord injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, bruises and lacerations, and more. Your medical expenses may be high, and you may have a long road to recovery if a full recovery is possible at all. Thankfully, a personal injury lawsuit can help you recover damages in cases in which another driver was at fault.
Negligence in a head-on collision may sometimes be more clear than in other types of accidents, but it is still important that you hire an attorney so that you have the best chance of gathering and presenting the evidence you need to make your case for compensation. We can help you get access to evidence including police reports, security or traffic camera footage, and testimony from witnesses to the crash.
We can also help you pursue compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit if your family member has been killed in a head-on collision. In this way, you can not only recover damages that your loved one would have been entitled to, but also those related to your loss of financial support and companionship and the costs of a funeral and burial.
Contact a New Braunfels Head-On Collision Attorney
At The Bettersworth Law Firm, we are fully aware of the severity of head-on crashes and the harmful effects they may have on you and your family. When you need a New Braunfels personal injury attorney who is committed to fighting for a fair outcome that gives you the relief you need, contact us at 830-443-9193 to schedule a free consultation.