Head-on Collisions

West Virginia Car Injury Lawyer Protects Your Rights

Conveniently situated in Elkins, West Virginia, Wolfe Law Firm is a recognized leader in personal injury law. For over 20 years, Wolfe Law Firm has helped victims of auto accidents recover the compensation they deserve. Whatever the cause of the collision, it is important to consult an attorney who will fight for your rights.

Head-On Collisions

When two vehicles are involved in a head-on collision, the results can be devastating. The heavy impact shatters glass, destroys engines, and may even cause a fire. The property damage caused by these crashes is often permanent because vehicles rarely recover from the destruction of integral parts under the hood. Even at low velocities, head-on collisions can cause bodily harm; proper use of a seatbelt is crucial. Otherwise, these crashes tend to eject passengers through the windshield, away from the car. In head-on collisions and other multiple-car accidents, there is typically at least one driver at fault. Head-on collisions due to negligence often involve:

  • Intoxication
  • Talking, texting
  • Speeding, racing
  • Sleeping at the wheel
  • Swerving to avoid crash
  • Crossing over to opposing lane
  • Ignoring traffic signals at intersection
  • Passing other vehicles on two-lane highway
  • Defective part or repair of brakes, alignment
Injuries Caused by Head-On Collisions

Victims injured in head-on collisions often require emergency care. Those who make it out of the car often feel nothing as the body releases chemicals to cope with the trauma. Symptoms of the injury can appear weeks after the crash. Head-on collisions cause a variety of injures, including:

  • Burns
  • Whiplash
  • Severed limb
  • Joint stiffness
  • Neck and back pain
  • Fractures, broken teeth
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Coma, impaired cognition
  • Brain or spinal cord damage
  • Mental and emotional anguish
Head-On Collisions Caused by Driver Negligence

Traffic violations, distracted driving, and intoxication are all forms of negligence because they involve reckless conduct that endangers others. When motorists fail to pay attention or unreasonably try to pass a vehicle using the opposing lane, they breach a duty to other drivers. If they hit another car head-on, negligent motorists are liable for any resulting damage. This may include repair costs, medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering. A personal injury claim allows the victim to recover compensation from at-fault parties and their insurers. By now, many drivers know that insurance companies often try to minimize their liability for repairs and injuries. Consequently, injured parties have turned to lawyers to handle their claims and advocate for their interests. This has proven more effective in recovering full compensation from all liable parties.

An Experienced Elkins Auto Accident Lawyer Can Help

If you were injured in a head-on collision in West Virginia, contact an experienced car accident lawyer at Wolfe Law Firm before taking further action. The initial consultation is free and you pay no attorney’s fees unless the firm recovers compensation for you. Before talking to the other driver’s insurance company or giving any statement, seek counsel first. Never sign a waiver of liability or accept the first settlement offer without consulting a lawyer. For over 20 years, Wolfe Law Firm has successfully handled personal injury cases involving head-on collisions, recovering substantial awards for victims across West Virginia. Let us answer your questions, advise you of your legal options, and protect your interests after a crash. We are here to serve you. Call (877) 637-5756 for a free, no-obligation consultation or contact us online.