Learn more about how head-on collisions occur, the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries, and how a Los Angeles auto accident lawyer can maximize your recovery after a head-on crash.
We have so many amazing scenic drives around Greater Los Angeles, like the canyons of Malibu, Mulholland Drive, and the Pacific Coast Highway. It’s fun to take a cruise to clear the mind, head up to the mountains or the desert, or simply get from point A to point B on a back road.
But when someone coming towards you crosses into your path and crashes into you head-on, the results can be absolutely disastrous. When a head-on collision occurs, one thing is usually guaranteed – that the impact is often extreme and the accident and injuries are often catastrophic, if not fatal.
Common Causes of Head-On Collisions
- Distracted drivers (Texting is the number one reason for head-ons. Never text and drive)
- Drunk drivers
- Fatigued and sleepy drivers
- Excessive speeding, especially around corners
- Passing in the opposite lane when it’s not safe to
- Going the wrong way on an on ramp, one way street, or highway
- A non head-on collision that causes a car to fly into your lane of travel
- Reckless driving
Traumatic Brain Injury
Short of death, one of the worst injuries you can get from a head-on collision is a traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI. This is caused by hitting your head on either the steering wheel or windshield and can also be caused by the severe and sudden stopping of your forward momentum, which causes your brain to slam into the skull.
Symptoms of TBI include:
- Dizziness or balance issues
- Ringing in the ears
- Slurred speech
- Lack of focus, coordination, and/or inability to understand
- Chronic head / neck pain
If someone’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness has caused you to be the victim of a head-on collision, the first thing to do is seek immediate medical attention for any injury. Call 911 for police and ambulance if necessary. Then, you will need a powerhouse law firm with award-winning Los Angeles injury lawyers to investigate, analyze, and take the fight to at-fault parties. Our law firm can get you the top medical specialists you may need to evaluate and assist in your recovery. These are often complicated cases that require experienced brain injury lawyers to hold wrongdoers responsible through a settlement or jury trial.
With over 30 years of handling these types of crashes, The Dominguez Firm stands ready to fight for your rights with an auto injury lawsuit, and has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in vehicle accident brain injury cases.
The Dominguez Firm has award-winning auto accident lawyers to assist and get you the compensation you deserve. If there is no recovery, there is no fee! Call now for a free consultation at 800-818-1818.
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