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Head-On Collision

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The New Jersey car accident lawyers at Eisbrouch Marsh are available for a free case review if you or someone you love has had the misfortune to be involved in a head-on collision. Automobile accidents of this type can have devastating effects on victims, requiring costly medical treatment and therapy well into the future.

At Eisbrouch Marsh, we understand the uncertainty and fear that injured parties and their families are experiencing, and pledge to provide comprehensive legal representation to help secure the most favorable outcome for our clients.

Head-on collisions are some of the most potentially devastating accidents in which a person can be involved. The forces at work upon the body are quite different than those occurring in a side-impact or rear-end crash, and fatalities are sadly quite common. Federal statistics indicate that while head-on car crashes comprise just 2% of all roadway accidents, they produced roughly 10% of auto accident deaths. The reason for these dire outcomes is that two cars proceeding directly in each other’s paths will bring to bear the combined force of both, generating an often unsurvivable moment of impact.

Given that collisions of these types frequently produce life-altering injuries and even death, victims and their families are often confronted by massive medical bills, lost wages, loss of support and other burdens they feel they may not be able to withstand. The NJ personal injury attorneys of Eisbrouch Marsh want victims and their loved ones to know that help is available and that the legal system does offer the opportunity to recover for your losses.

Our 25 years of experience successfully representing the interest of injured parties in Paramus, Hackensack, and throughout northern New Jersey and New York makes us uniquely qualified to pursue justice on your behalf.

Dangers of head-on collisions

The immutable laws of physics are what truly render head-on collisions so devastating to those involved. The severity of the moment of impact is typically so great that few, if any, individuals are able to emerge unscathed. Two cars traveling towards each other at the same rate of speed will produce a crash effect equal to that which would have occurred had each one driven directly into a brick wall. Clearly, such physical force will almost certainly produce debilitating injuries and lasting disability, if not death.

When head-on collisions involve vehicles of divergent sizes and weights, the consequences for passengers can be even bleaker. Occupants of the smaller car are almost certain to experience harm far more serious than those inside the larger vehicle.

Frequent causes of head-on collisions

No matter what circumstances lead up to a head-on accident, the potential for serious injury remains the same.

Some of the most frequently observed causes of head-on collisions include:

  • Crossing the center line on a two-lane highway
  • Wrong-way driving
  • Careless passing
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Distracted driving due to cell phone use or texting
  • Driving under the influence
  • Failure to correctly read road signs

When you or a loved one experience the heartbreak and agony that follows a head-on collision, you owe it to yourself to seek legal advocates who will work tirelessly to secure payment for:

  • Medical expenses, present and future
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost income
  • Loss of family relationships
  • Funeral expenses, in the event of a fatality

At Eisbrouch Marsh, we approach every auto accident lawsuit with an unrivaled level of compassion and understanding. Because we realize that the legal process can be confusing and intimidating, we endeavor to provide open, honest communication with clients at every stage, helping injury victims and their families make informed decisions about their cases.

If you have suffered harm due to a head-on collision in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Morris, Essex or Middlesex Counties, or anywhere in New Jersey, we urge you to contact us to discuss your legal rights.

Typical injuries stemming from head-on collisions

Aside from the fatal injuries that can result from this type of crash, head-on collisions often produce devastating consequences such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, broken bones, cuts, burns and paralysis. These types of injuries commonly necessitate months, if not years, of costly medical treatment, rehabilitation services and long-term care.

Paralysis can require expensive home accessibility modifications that many victims simply cannot afford without help. Disfigurement, loss of earning capacity and lasting disability are also some of the most unfortunate circumstances faced by those involved in these types of crashes.

What a New Jersey car accident lawyer can do to help

Following any car accident, but particularly a head-on collision, it is important that appropriate steps are taken in order to preserve evidence and build the strongest case possible for an injury victim. The Bergen County accident attorneys of Eisbrouch Marsh and their extensive network of accident investigators, medical experts and insurance consultants will take immediate action to facilitate your claim and establish fault.

While New Jersey is a no-fault state when it comes to automobile insurance, and your own policy will cover certain types of losses from your accident, you still may have the option to pursue non-economic damages from an at-fault motorist. You can rely on our vast knowledge of New Jersey insurance and accident law to assert your rights and fight for every dollar of available compensation.

When you or a loved one experience the shock and physical trauma of a head-on collision, you may feel uncertain about where to turn or how you will cope with the lasting effects of the harm done. In such situations, there really is no substitute for a team of New Jersey legal advocates with a lengthy track record of securing favorable settlements and jury verdicts in injury cases just like yours. We serve Hudson, Passaic, Morris, Middlesex, Essex, and Bergen counties, as well as Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Westchester.

The NJ auto & truck accident attorneys of Eisbrouch Marsh invite you to call 201-342-5545 to schedule a no-obligation consultation and case evaluation. We stand prepared to offer a candid assessment of the facts of your collision and advise you of the legal options available to help you secure the compensation you need in order to begin your personal process of healing.