Accidents can happen daily in the Sandy Springs area, but head-on collisions can have some of the worst consequences. Victims can suffer deadly injuries, leaving themselves or loved ones with immeasurable loss. If you or a loved one were injured in this type of accident, it’s time to call a Sandy Springs head-on collisions lawyer.
Even at low speeds, a head-on crash can be incredibly serious. Vehicles get totaled, and drivers and passengers can suffer terrible injuries. Too many head-on accidents result in death. But if you were affected, it’s important to know your compensation options.
John Foy & Associates can help. We have been working with accident victims and their families for over 20 years. We know what it takes to build a strong case. To get started with a free, no-risk consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
Causes of Head-On Collisions in Sandy Springs
Head-on accidents often happen when a driver makes a huge mistake. Head-on crashes are more likely to occur on rural roads where the center line isn’t as easy to see. They also often happen at night or in areas where people are more likely to speed.
Many motorists who cause head-on collisions are impaired, confused, or in distress. Within moments, someone could swerve into an oncoming lane and collide with another car. Although head-on accidents happen less often than other accidents, they are some of the worst kinds of accidents out there.
Common causes of head-on crashes include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving (such as texting while driving)
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Driver fatigue
- Poor vision or night blindness
- Medical crises
Sometimes, poor road signs can lead to head-on accidents. The city or state government could be partially responsible if confusing signage contributed to the crash. It’s best to speak with your lawyer about all of the possibly guilty parties.
Some head-on accidents happen because commercial drivers are driving while tired. For example, large truck drivers often travel for long miles without much rest. Other vehicles that might become involved in a head-on collision include:
- Commercial vans or SUVs
- Ridesharing vehicles
Even when the law requires regular breaks, the driver or trucking company might ignore those laws. This can lead to the kind of driver fatigue that puts everyone at risk. A driver might swerve into an oncoming lane and not realize their mistake until it’s too late.
Errors from both young and old drivers can result in these accidents. In each situation, everyone involved can suffer serious injuries or death. If you or a loved one were a victim of a head-on collision, contact an experienced lawyer to help investigate the cause.
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How to Know If You Have a Valid Claim
You likely have a personal injury claim if someone else caused your accident. Georgia is a “fault state,” meaning the at-fault party in an accident is responsible for the costs. If someone’s negligence injured you, you can seek financial compensation for costs like:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death
Even if you were partially at fault, you could still have a case. Under the Official Code of Georgia (OCGA) §51-12-33, you can recover damages as long as you were less than 50% at fault for the accident. Talk to a Sandy Springs head-on collision lawyer if you’re concerned about partial fault.
All drivers must act in a way that doesn’t cause harm to others. If a driver fails in that duty, they have been negligent, and they are liable for costs. You might be entitled to full financial recovery for what you’ve lost.
To understand your compensation options, contact John Foy & Associates. You might be entitled to receive more than you realize. Discuss your case with a free consultation by calling (404) 400-4000 or contacting us online. You pay nothing unless we win you money.
Common Injuries from a Head-On Accident
The injuries from a head-on collision are often severe. Many victims face injuries like:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Internal organ damage
- Extreme lacerations
- Serious burns
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Victims can become pinned in their vehicles after a head-on collision. Some suffer from extreme blood loss or other injuries that cause disabilities or can lead to death. If the impact throws someone from their vehicle, they can suffer road rash and other terrible injuries.
Victims often experience emotional trauma as well. Some have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, or other emotional “injuries” from the accident. These are all consequences to consider when seeking compensation for your damages.
Wrongful Death in a Head-On Collision
Tragically, too many people lose their lives in head-on collisions. The impact of this type of crash is often catastrophic. If you’ve lost a loved one in a head-on crash, you have legal options.
Some family members can bring a wrongful death case if a loved one died in an accident. While money certainly cannot undo what happened, it can help families cover their costs and begin to rebuild. You can seek compensation for losses like:
- Medical bills
- Lost future income
- Funeral costs
- Burial expenses
- Pain and suffering the loved one experienced
- Loss of companionship or consortium
John Foy & Associates is here for you if a loved one passed away because of another driver. Give us a call today (or fill out our online contact form), and we will discuss your situation during a free consultation and determine the next steps.
Deadline for Filing an Accident Claim
Keep in mind that you have limited time to file a claim. In Georgia, you usually have two years from the accident to take action. Sometimes, you have less time. It’s best to get started as soon as you can.
If you wait too long, you could lose your chance at compensation. Talk to a lawyer today to help you stay on track.
Talk to a Sandy Springs Head-On Collisions Lawyer
At John Foy & Associates, we believe in justice for all accident victims and their families. If someone else’s negligence has led to the accident, you have rights. Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation.
Our attorneys will not charge you a thing unless we win your case. Even then, our contingency fee comes straight from what you win—and you keep the rest. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for a free consultation to get started today.
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