While uncommon, head-on collisions are some of the most life-threatening car accidents that happen out on New York roads. If you or a loved one has been seriously or fatally injured in a head-on crash caused by another driver’s recklessness or inattention, you deserve to be compensated for the medical expenses, pain and suffering, or wrongful death which was caused. At the Manhattan Law Offices of Leandros A. Vrionedes, our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys understand the pain and difficulty of caring for a seriously-injured loved one after an accident, or of losing a spouse or child in a crash. We are with you every step of the way to ensure that you receive the money you deserve from the responsible parties. Contact us as soon as possible after a head-on collision in Queens or throughout the New York metropolitan area, so that we can begin to build your claim for damages.
A rare but lethal form of collision
While only 2% of all car and truck accidents are head-on collisions, they are the cause of approximately 10% of all motor vehicle fatalities each year. As compared to other types of accidents, head-on collisions are more likely to be caused by grossly negligent or reckless behavior by the at-fault driver. While these crashes are frequently attributable to a reckless driver, head-on collisions can also stem from negligence on behalf of the state, City of New York or other local government. Examples of this can include poor road design or maintenance, or a failure to provide adequate signage indicating oncoming traffic or a need to slow down for a curve in the road.
Common reasons for head-on collisions include:
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
- Driving while texting or making a phone call
- Driving at a recklessly-high speed
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Aggressive driving and attempting to pass in a no-passing zone
Thorough investigation is key to proving fault
When pursuing a claim for damages, it is critically important to be able to prove which driver crossed into oncoming traffic prior to a head-on collision, and thus was at fault for the accident. Our decades of experience at pursuing car accident claims means that we understand how to thoroughly investigate a claim and gather all necessary physical and photographic evidence from the scene of a crash, and to support your version of events with eyewitness testimony and expert accident reconstruction.
Help is available for the most serious New York car accident injuries
In order to ensure that all evidence is preserved and that time limits for filing a claim do not expire, it is critical to take legal action as soon as possible after a head-on collision. Let us handle your claim for money damages, so that you and your family can focus on healing. For a free consultation on a personal injury claim after a head-on crash, contact the Law Offices of Leandros A. Vrionedes, at 212-889-9362 (New York) or 718-777-5895 (Queens).