Have you or a loved one been injured in a head on collision? Most accidents of this type are caused by a driver’s carelessness or recklessness, and if you are not at fault for the collision you have a right to demand a settlement to cover everything from your bills for medical treatment and the income you have lost during your recovery, to the pain and suffering you have been forced to experience.
At Klein Frank, P.C., our skilled and empathetic legal team can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Our Boulder head on collision lawyers will handle the details of your case while you focus on your recovery. We always tailor our representation to each unique client in order to secure the results that will work best for you.
Contact a Boulder head on accident lawyer at our firm today for a free consultation if you believe that you have grounds for legal action and want to learn how much your claim for damages is worth.
What is a Head On Collision?
Also known as frontal crashes, head on collisions occur when two vehicles driving in opposite directions slam into each other. Statistically, accidents involving head on collisions are far more likely to result in severe injury and/or death to the vehicle occupants than most other types of crashes (rollovers, rear end accidents, etc.).
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), head on collisions are more likely to take place in rural areas, making up 13% percent of all non-urban fatal crashes. In more developed areas, such as cities, head on crashes are responsible for less than 7% of all fatal traffic accidents.
Regardless of where you are located in the state or how your crash occurred, our legal team—based out of Boulder and Basalt—can help.
Common Causes Of Head On Accidents
Factors that can lead to head on crashes include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving on unfamiliar roads (which may cause the driver to head in the wrong direction)
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Fatigued driving
- Poor lighting conditions or lack of signage
- Reckless driving, such as unsafe passing or speeding
- Swerving to avoid an obstacle
- Tire blowouts
As you can see, many events can lead to a head on collision—and, sadly, a driver needs only to stop paying attention for a moment or two for a serious accident to occur. When your head on accident has been caused by the negligence or recklessness of another motorist, you can bring a lawsuit against them for damages.
Common Injuries From Head On Collisions
Injuries that commonly result from head on collisions include:
- Blunt force trauma
- Broken bones
- Catastrophic injuries
- Brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Facial scarring and disfigurement
- Internal organ damage
- Wrongful death
Call Now for Help from an Experienced & Empathetic Team
Insurance companies will often attempt to resolve car accident claims quickly and at a minimum of expense. They will offer a small settlement in full knowledge of the fact that the victim may quickly accept it out of anxiety over receiving compensation. It is not advisable to accept such an offer before speaking with an attorney from Klein Frank, P.C., as you may be entitled to receive more than you realize. We work on contingency, so you have nothing to lose by working with our firm—we do not get paid until you do.
An attorney from our firm will work to establish liability for the head on collision, such as by demonstrating that the driver who caused the crash did so as a result of drinking and driving or some form of driver distraction. We understand this may be a highly difficult experience for you and your family, but we will give you the personalized service and hard-hitting legal representation you deserve.
Contact our Boulder attorneys online or call (303) 448-8884 if you have been involved in a head on collision and want to learn whether you have grounds for legal action. We have offices in Boulder and Basalt and can represent clients statewide.