Dozens of accidents occur each day in the state of Georgia, causing various types of injuries to unsuspecting victims in many cases. While every accident has the potential to have devastating consequences, the type of accident you or your loved one is involved in has an impact on the severity of the injuries sustained. A head-on collision is one type of accident that typically results in serious injury. Head-on collisions occur when the front end of one vehicle strikes the front end of another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident in Georgia, contact the Persons Firm today.Common Causes of Head-on Collisions
In many cases, car accidents occur as a result of negligence by one or more individuals. Some causes of head-on collisions associated with negligence include:
- Swerving: Failing to travel entirely within one lane often results in these types of collisions with other motorists. These types of accidents are usually associated with impaired driving or engaging in distracted driving habits such as texting, applying makeup, eating, or changing stations on the radio while driving.
- Illegal Passing: Many stretches of road have been deemed unsafe areas in which to pass other vehicles. However, despite many knowing that the law only allows one to pass in designated areas, individuals still choose to pass at any time as a matter of convenience. This not only creates safety hazards to everyone on the roadway, but also is known to cause head-on collisions.
- Misjudgment: Drivers engage in a series of maneuvers to travel on streets, highways, and other roadways throughout the state. Both experienced and inexperienced drivers are required to judge the speed and distance of moving vehicles when deciding to make turns as they travel to their destinations. In some head-on collisions, it is determined that the accident is the result of one party misjudging time and distance.
If you have been involved in a head-on collision, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Many times, individuals are not aware that something is wrong for several days or weeks after an accident when aches or pains either appear or fail to subside. Delays in reporting injuries can significantly limit you or your loved one’s ability to obtain relief. The rule of thumb should be to seek medical attention after any accident occurs.
After you have sought the assistance of a medical professional and obtained information on your treatment options, you should contact the Persons Firm to speak with an experienced attorney who can help determine your rights to relief. Contacting an attorney right away allows your legal representative to begin working to collect the best evidence for your case.Contact Persons Firm
At the Persons Firm, you can rest assured that you and your loved ones will get the quality representation that is deserved. No traumatic experience should be taken lightly. That is why our experienced attorneys walk you through every step of a case, so you can not only be in the best position to make a decision that meets your needs but so you can rebuild your life and begin to feel in control once again. To meet with a highly qualified attorney, contact us today for a risk free initial consultation.