There is an entire class of collisions called lane-departure or road-departure crashes. This category includes head-on collisions, sideswipes and run-off-the-road crashes. The most destructive in this class is the head-on collision.
Vehicles in a head-on collision can be any combination of automobiles,motorcycles or trucks. Boats and aircrafts also experience head-on collisions. Because two vehicles are in motion, they collide with enormous force. Two cars going 50 mph crash at a combined speed of 100 mph. Fatalities are very common, as are catastrophic injuries such as brain damage, quadriplegia, complex fractures, gasoline and oil burns, and the amputation of arms and legs.
Head-on collisions occur most often on two-lane highways, but they also occur on freeways from passing, failing to negotiate a curve, or from drifting across a center line into oncoming traffic. Snow, ice and poor road conditions can also be a factor.
Personal injury attorney Eliot Reiner understands how traumatic a full-speed collision is. Our firm mounts tort suits to obtain the maximum level of compensation for the injuries and losses you have suffered. When negligence results in a fatality, we work discreetly and sensitively to file a wrongful death suit so that survivors are compensated for loss of income, medical bills, pain and emotional suffering, and the loss of a loved family member.