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Dallas Car Accident Lawyer

Late last year, a young Dallas resident and his brother tragically lost their lives in an accident while heading east on I-16 when a wrong way driver crashed into their vehicle head-on. Unfortunately, these types of tragic car crashes are not uncommon in Georgia, which has some of the busiest freeways in the country. Furthermore, injuries sustained in these kinds of crashes also tend to have especially devastating consequences, as they usually occur at high speeds. Resulting medical bills can quickly overwhelm a victim and his or her family, making it particularly important for those who have been injured in head-on car crashes to speak with an experienced Dallas car accident lawyer about filing a claim against the at-fault party.

The Dangers of Head-on Car Crashes

Head-on car accidents occur any time that two vehicles collide when traveling in opposite directions. However, in most cases, these types of accidents take place when one vehicle crosses over the centerline of the road and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. While many people assume that this happens when one driver tries to pass a slower driver on the left, crossing over into the other lane to do so, and failing to get out of the way in time, the reality is that most fatal head-on collisions occur when one driver accidentally drifts out of his or her own lane. In most cases, this happens when the driver falls asleep at the wheel, is distracted, or is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This type of behavior also makes it more likely that the injuries sustained in any ensuing accidents will be severe, as the distracted, fatigued, or inebriated driver is often unaware of the impending collision until it is too late to slow down or swerve out of the way. For this reason, head-on collisions often occur at extremely high speeds, wreaking a significant amount of damage.

Common Injuries

Because head-on collisions usually occur at high speeds, the vehicles’ occupants are more likely to sustain catastrophic injuries, such as:

  • Severe burns caused by exploding gas tanks;
  • Organ damage and internal bleeding;
  • Crushed hips and legs, which often occur when victims become trapped beneath debris;
  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Spinal cord injuries; and
  • Broken ribs, facial bones, and sternum caused by striking the dashboard or steering wheel when traveling at a high rate of speed.

Injuries of this severity are painful, difficult, and expensive to treat. Fortunately, injured parties who can prove that another person’s negligent or reckless conduct caused or contributed to their accident may be able to recover damages to compensate them for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and in some cases, pain and suffering. However, injured parties must file a claim within two years of the date of the accident, making it critical to contact a car accident attorney serving Dallas who is well-versed in these and other procedural rules.

Call Today to Speak with a Dallas Car Accident Lawyer

Please call the Angell Law Firm, LLC at (770) 217-4954 to discuss your own case with a dedicated car accident lawyer.

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