Attleboro, Massachusetts is a busy city flocked by businesses, retailers, and restaurants. Route 1 in Attleboro is a prime traffic location resulting in auto accidents, as well as I-95 and I-295. With so many vehicles driving the roads and highways of Attleboro, it’s no wonder countless car accidents take place, including head-on collisions. Head-on collisions are one of the deadliest types of crashes, accounting for 10% of all United States auto-related fatalities. Even though head-on crashes make up only 2% of auto accidents, the injuries resulting are often quite severe. Attleboro residents should seek the immediate advice of an experienced Attleboro head-on collision lawyer if they have been hurt in a car accident. A skilled personal injury attorney can help an injured car accident victim seek compensation for their injuries, expenses, and pain and suffering.Causes of Head-On Collisions
There are a number of reasons why a head-on crash happens. Typical causes are distracted driving (texting, talking on a cell phone), drunk driving, speeding, fatigued driving, adverse weather conditions causing a car to slip, a car trying to pass another vehicle, and brake failure. Driver inattention is also a major cause of auto accidents like head-on crashes, such as a motorist not paying attention to signs or disobeying signs posted for a one-way street. When two automobiles going in opposite directions hit each other, the results can be disastrous. The impact in a head-on collision is typically double the speed the car is driving. For example, if Vehicle 1 is driving down a one-way street at 25mph, and Vehicle 2 comes along driving the wrong way on the street at 25mph, the impact on the passengers in the vehicles is similar to hitting a wall at 50mph. Considering that many Rhode Island motorists drive over the posted speed limit, the outcome can be increasingly devastating as the speed increases. Consequences of a head-on collision may be brain injury, head injury, internal bleeding, broken bones, fractures, burns, paralysis, or death. If the driver or passenger was not wearing a seatbelt, ejection from a vehicle can cause even more serious injuries, and commonly a fatality. All of these kinds of injuries have at least a short term affect on an injured driver or passenger, but more often the injuries have a long-term or lifelong effect. Medical bills can quickly add up and the victim may be left unable to work and earn wages to make a living and support their family. These are all important reasons to contact an Attleboro head-on collision attorney like Tapalian Law after a serious auto accident.Contact an Attleboro Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Head-On Collision
Attleboro car accidents caused 3 fatalities in 2014 and 1 fatality in 2013. With the large number of vehicles on popular Route 1 and I-95, and I-295, there is bound to be numerous auto accidents. If you or a loved one have been involved in an Attleboro head-on collision, rear-end crash, or hit by a drunk driver, don’t hesitate to contact the Attleboro personal injury lawyers at Tapalian Law. Attorney David Tapalian has helped numerous Rhode Island and Massachusetts victims seek compensation for their auto accident injuries. In order to seek damages, you must prove negligence on the part of the driver who caused the crash. Fault may be established by speaking to witnesses, obtaining a detailed police report, and establishing that the other driver breached their duty of care by speeding or driving while impaired, for example. Attleboro drivers must operate their motor vehicle with a duty of care, meaning they drive responsibly and with caution and follow the rules of the road so as not to inflict harm on another. If you are the spouse, parent, or child of family member who was lost in a car crash due to another’s recklessness, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of your loved one to seek compensation for certain expenses. Being involved in an auto accident yourself, or having a spouse or child hurt, can be particularly frightening and stressful. Attorney Tapalian is dedicated to helping victims of negligent accidents fight for fair and just compensation. Serving the areas of Attleboro, North Attleboro, South Attleboro and the surrounding Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas, we are here to help you day and night. For a free review of your personal injury case, call us today at 401-552-5000 or reach us online. There is no cost to hire us and there is no charge to you until we win your case.