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While head-on collisions account for a small percentage of the total number of motor vehicle accidents each year, they are often the most severe. Survivors are often left with catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical care. Like most car accidents, head-on collisions are often the result of another driver’s negligence. 

If you have been injured or suffered the death of a loved one in a head-on collision, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, car repairs or replacement, and other losses. The experienced car accident attorneys at Mike Morse Law Firm have helped many clients recover maximum compensation after being injured in a head-on collision. 

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Common Causes of Head-On Collisions in Michigan

 

A head-on collision, sometimes called a front-end collision, occurs when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions crash into each other. These types of accidents commonly occur on two-lane streets, on highways, or when a vehicle is traveling the wrong way on a one-way road. 

The following are some common causes of head-on collisions:

  • Distracted driving: Even though texting while driving is illegal in Michigan, it is still a common cause of accidents. Other common forms of driving while distracted include talking on the phone or to passengers, programming a GPS, or adjusting the radio.
  • Speeding: If a driver is going too fast, he or she may lose control of the vehicle and end up swerving into oncoming traffic. A high-speed collision is likely going to result in severe injuries or even fatalities. 
  • Driving under the influence: While it is illegal to drive in Michigan if your BAC is .08 or higher, some people ignore the risks and get behind the wheel anyway. Alcohol affects a person’s vision, coordination, judgment, and other skills necessary to safe driving. 
  • Improper passing: A driver who miscalculated the amount of time available to safely pass on a two-lane road or decides to pass in a no-passing zone could collide with a vehicle in the oncoming lane. 
  • Drowsy driving: Semi-truck drivers, night-shift employees, and other sleep-deprived motorists have diminished reflexes and a greater chance of falling asleep at the wheel. A fatigued driver may drift into the path of oncoming traffic and cause a collision. 
  • Reckless driving: A reckless driver may try to intentionally pass in a no passing zone, street race, or engage in other dangerous driving behavior. 
  • Poor road conditions: Potholes, debris, faded divider lines, inadequate lighting, construction zones, or other hazards may cause a driver to veer into oncoming traffic. 

Types of Injuries Head-on Collisions Cause

 

Injuries sustained in a head-on crash can be severe and impact any part of the body. Even in a vehicle with airbags and with all occupants wearing a seat belt, the impact from a head-on collision can be catastrophic. 

Types of injuries suffered in head-on collisions may include:

Determining Fault After Head-On Collisions

 

All drivers in Michigan have a legal duty to obey all traffic laws, drive safely, and avoid causing injury to others. Motorists who fail to obey the rules of the road and drive recklessly can be held liable for accidents and injuries that they cause.

In order to have a successful car accident claim, it’s necessary to prove that the other driver was negligent and that his or her actions were the direct cause of the car crash and resulting injuries. The most important piece of evidence in head-on collision cases is where the vehicles struck each other on the roadway. If one of the vehicles was traveling in the wrong direction, then that driver will most likely be held liable. 

However, each accident case is different, and there are mitigating factors. For example, if the motorist in the wrong lane was hit from behind by another vehicle and was pushed into oncoming traffic, then the driver that caused the rear-end collision could also be liable for the head-on accident. 

The personal injury lawyers at Mike Morse Law Firm understand that each head-on accident case we handle is unique. We take time to investigate each one thoroughly, ensuring that every client receives the best possible legal representation. Our attorneys know what evidence is required to establish fault in car accidents and ensure our clients receive the compensation they need. 

Does My Auto Insurance Policy Cover My Head-On Collision?

 

Michigan, a no-fault state, requires all vehicle owners to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. This type of insurance is designed to cover your medical bills in the event of a motor vehicle accident, regardless of who was at fault.

Michigan’s no-fault benefits were revamped in July 2020, providing consumers with more options for coverage. However, regardless of the type of no-fault coverage plan you select, the claims process can be challenging and stressful. 

Auto insurance companies are notorious for doing everything possible to delay or deny claims. They may take advantage of the stressful time immediately following a collision to try and trick you into accepting a lowball settlement. When you have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side, though, you can trust that you’re not being exploited by a greedy insurance company. 

Our Process for Helping You Pursue Compensation

 

During your initial consultation, we will carefully listen as you explain the details of how the head-on collision occurred, the extent of your injuries, and how your life has been affected by the accident. After taking on your case, we will then begin working to build a solid claim on your behalf. 

Steps we take and evidence we gather may include:

  • Reviewing police and accident reports
  • Speaking to witnesses
  • Obtaining photos and video surveillance evidence from the scene of the collision
  • Requesting blood test results for evidence the at-fault driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Investigating the other motorist’s driving history to see if he or she has past record violations
  • Hiring accident reconstructionists or other experts

Damages Available After a Michigan Head-On Collision

 

Head-on collisions can be devastating physically and financially. If you suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision, your no-fault insurance policy might not fully cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other non-economic damages. Nevertheless, a head-on collision attorney can help you maximize your compensation to cover your serious auto accident damages.

Economic damages

Economic damages are financial losses suffered as a result of the motor vehicle accident. Recoverable compensation may include the following economic damages:

  • Past and future medical expenses: This could include reimbursement for ambulance rides, diagnostic tests, surgeries, hospital stays, medications, occupational therapy, and other necessary medical expenses 
  • Lost wages: These damages are reimbursement for wages you have lost from being injured and unable to return to work
  • Loss of future earning potential: A severe injury may prevent a person from working months, years, or even indefinitely; this may qualify a person to receive a monetary amount to cover future loss of income
  • Vocational rehabilitation: If an injury is so severe that a person is unable to perform the same job as before the accident, then he or she may qualify to receive education for vocational training
  • Property damage: This is payment to repair or replace your vehicle along with any other personal property damaged in the accident

Non-economic damages

Your head-on collision lawyer may also be able to help you recover the following non-economic damages:

  • Pain and suffering: This is compensation for the pain and suffering an injured victim faces during treatment and recovery 
  • Emotional anguish: These types of damages are awarded to compensate for the emotional distress a person has faced
  • Loss of enjoyment: A serious accident may prevent a person from doing activities he or she previously enjoyed, these damages are awarded to compensate for this loss 
  • Loss of consortium: This is compensation awarded when an injured victim’s family relationships are adversely affected by the accident

Don’t settle for less compensation than what you deserve. The personal injury lawyers at our law firm can accurately calculate the value of your head-on collision claim and ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Michigan Car Accident Attorneys

 

Head-on collisions can have a major effect on a person’s physical health and financial stability. If you or someone you love has been injured in a head-on crash, the car accident lawyers at Mike Morse Law Firm are here to help. 

We understand that filing a claim and pursuing compensation can be stressful. You have enough to cope with, without the added burden of a personal injury claim. Our goal is to make everything easier for you. We can file all necessary paperwork on your behalf, answer your questions, address your concerns, and ensure you receive maximum compensation for your losses.

We are Michigan’s largest personal injury law firm and have been proudly serving Detroit and the surrounding area for over 25 years. In that time, we have proven how we prioritize our clients’ needs by winning them over $1 billion in compensation.

Choose an award-winning law firm that puts its clients first. Schedule your free consultation with a member of our skilled legal team today. Contact us 24/7 at 855-MIKE-WINS or CLICK HEREto start a free case review. 

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