Head on collisions are usually life altering events with frightening and severe injuries occurring as a result. The sheer force of two vehicles traveling in opposite directions is much greater than that of a “traditional” car crash. It’s easy to see why these types of cases require special care and attention to detail. You only get once chance for recovery that you will need for the immediate future and the rest of your life. For this reason, you need a well-versed attorney that you can trust and you know can deliver the results you and your family will depend on. We have successfully handled numerous head-on collision cases in Michigan that have involved serious injuries and death. Our attorneys will do everything possible to ensure that both you and your family receive the maximum compensation that you are entitled to.
Due to the severity of the injuries and the accompanying medical treatment, the fallout from the accident will undoubtedly have an enormous impact on your financial future. Medical bills are piling up, you are unable to work for both the short-term and long-term future, and you are suffering mentally trying to put your life back together. You may be surprised to find that the insurance company is refuting your claim even though the accident was not your fault and you’ve been a loyal customer for years. The reason for this is that head-on collisions are the most expensive to auto-insurance companies and they don’t make money by just writing big checks without a fight. They don’t want to pay for the enormous property damage, medical bills, and the lifetime no-fault benefits even though they still make billions in profit a year.
Why Do Head-On Accidents Happen?
Unsurprisingly, negligence by one of the vehicle operators is the main cause for the accident in a majority of head-on collisions. There are a number a different reasons why the operator of the vehicle would fail to stay in their driving line and then move into oncoming vehicle traffic. Another major cause is referred to as wrong-way driving. There have been many instances of Michigan drivers entering the highway from an off-ramp exit instead of the on-ramp. The same can be said for a driver who makes an illegal turn onto a busy one-way street. Here are some more of the common causes for head-on collisions.