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Head-on crashes account for a small percentage of traffic accidents each year (2.7% in 2019). However, they account for a much larger percentage of the annual fatal crashes — 11% in 2019.
Our New York City head-on accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers understand the devastation caused by these crashes. With over 25 years of experience, our personal injury lawyers in New York City are prepared to handle even the most complicated car accident claims.
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You may not know whether you need to hire a lawyer to handle your car accident claim. In addition, you may be uncertain whether you have a claim. If you were in a head-on crash, the odds are good that you have a personal injury claim.
You may be entitled to recover money for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Indeed, you may need this money to get treatment and put food on the table.
Our New York City car accident lawyers can help you recover every cent you deserve after your collision.
If you decide to hire the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers to handle your case, you can expect us to:
Our legal team is ready to help you with your car accident case. Call our law office today to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced car accident attorney in New York City.
Driver error is the leading cause of head-on accidents. Motorists may fail to use good judgment when operating a motor vehicle, or they may engage in careless behavior.
Common factors that contribute to the cause of a front-impact accident include:
Many head-on accidents occur at high rates of speed. Incidentally, as a vehicle’s speed increases, the risk of severe injury and death increases.
When vehicles collide head-on, the passengers in the front seat have a risk of being ejected from the vehicle. This risk increases considerably if they are not wearing seatbelts or the seatbelt malfunctions when the cars collide.
As the front end of each car crumples inward, the engine can be pushed into the passenger compartment. The occupants may be crushed and sustain severe lower body and chest injuries.
Common injuries in a head-on collision include:
Many injuries sustained in a head-on accident can result in life-threatening injuries. A person may initially survive the crash only to notice severe injuries within a few days or weeks. In addition, some individuals sustain permanent disabilities that severely reduce their quality of life and future earning capacity.
The person who caused your head-on accident may be liable for your damages. Accident victims may receive compensation for their monetary losses and expenses (economic damages) and pain and suffering (non-economic damages).
The types of damages you may receive for a personal injury claim include:
Families who lose loved ones because of a head-on accident may receive compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim. You can talk to one of our experienced New York City head-on car accident lawyers about the damages you are entitled to receive during a free consultation.
The New York statute of limitations for most claims involving a car crash is three years from the accident date. However, you should never assume you know the deadline in your case. There are many exceptions to the rule.
Head-on car crashes in New York City can result in catastrophic injuries and damages. You deserve to be compensated by the driver who caused the crash.
Please reach out to our office to schedule a time to speak with an attorney about your case. Your initial consultation with our New York City personal injury lawyers is free of charge.
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