A head on collision is one of the most dangerous types of auto accidents and takes place when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions crash into each other. At Tapalian Law, we know how serious the injuries in a head on collision can be, if not fatal. In fact, 10% of fatal car crashes in the U.S. involved head-on collisions. The city of Providence saw 5 fatal crashes in 2014, down from 12 in 2013. Often, there are multiple factors involved in a head on, or frontal, collision including drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving. Combining one or more of these factors increases the likelihood of a car accident, and if the crash is a head on collision the injuries that take place may be fatal or severely life-threatening. If a vehicle is traveling down the street in downtown Providence, even at a relatively slow speed of 25mph, and hits another car head on, the impact is more like hitting a wall at 50mph. Considering many Providence drivers already go over the speed limit, as head on collision lawyers at Tapalian Law we see how detrimental the impact of a head on collision can be on the injured driver or passenger.Common Head on Collision Injuries
Head on collisions typically take place at high-speeds, and abruptly. Because of these factors, there is no “give” to absorb the impact and can result in death or very serious personal injury. Rhode Island has a primary seat belt law, which many Providence drivers obey and can greatly decrease injuries if they are in a car crash, including a frontal collision. As head on collision lawyers, we frequently see car accident victims suffer from whiplash. When two vehicles collide, the victims neck and head whip forward and then back creating strain and pain in the neck and shoulders. Neck injuries are another frequent, and disabling, injury that can take place in an auto accident. The impact of a front collision can travel up the spine resulting in nerve damage or disc herniation. Head trauma is a dangerous repercussion of a head on collision and can result in a concussion or brain injury. Legs and feet are regularly hurt in a head on crash too as they are usually the first body parts to absorb the impact of the collision. Some car accident injuries may be minor and other more grievous. Even if the injuries that take place in your Providence car crash seem insignificant at the time, take them seriously. As head on collision attorney’s we know how quickly insignificant harm can turn serious. Internal bleeding may go unnoticed until severe complications arise. After a frontal collision, get immediate medical treatment as even seemingly trivial wounds, cuts, abrasions, or other injuries can become substantial in a matter of hours, days, or even weeks after your accident.Experienced Car Accident Lawyer for Your Providence Head on Collision
If you, or a loved one, have been hurt in a Providence head-on collision, or other type of motor vehicle accident, seek out the assistance of the head on collision lawyers at Tapalian Law. If you have lost a spouse, parent, or child in a vehicle accident, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Proving that another driver violated a duty of care is not always straightforward and can get complicated. With an experienced Providence injury law firm like Tapalian Law on your side, you can focus on recuperating from your injuries, not worrying about your accident case. Attorney Tapalian and his skilled staff will take care of obtaining police reports, medical records, and other information needed to prove negligence and damages that occurred in your accident. Whether another car or truck hit you due to reckless driving like speeding, drunk driving, or texting, and caused your personal injury, the injury attorney’s at Tapalian Law will be by your side every step of the way. We are ready to fight for your rights to compensation. Contact us for a free consultation at our main office conveniently located in Providence. Call us today at 401-552-5000, or connect with us online.