Posted on February 24, 2018
At least one person had to be hospitalized after an accident caused by a head-on crash. The crash took place very early this morning in Philadelphia’s Overbrook section. The incident occurred at Lansdowne and Haverford Avenues. A man driving one of the vehicles was taken to the hospital, but there is no other information on what happened to cause the accident. The truth is, head-on crash collisions can sometimes be the most catastrophic, alarming accidents of all time, causing severe injuries and fatalities.
Head-on crash collisions happen every year when two drivers are driving in opposite directions and crash into one another. Usually, they happen due to a mistake, such as driving on the wrong side of the road or falling asleep at the wheel and drifting into the other lane. No matter the cause, these accidents can be devastating in nature. If you are lucky to walk away from a head-on crash collision, you may have extensive medical bills from serious injuries and struggle to get back on your feet in a dire time. You must be able to show recklessness on behalf of the other driver, as they owe you a duty of care and must abide by this duty when they are driving and sharing the roads with you.
There are many ways to show what happened on the roads that day. For instance, you may be able to hire an investigator in your case, who will be able to look at the different positions the cars were in at the time of the accident and determine who hit who. Skid marks on the road can sometimes piece the evidence together. No matter what, you will want to put your trust in a personal injury attorney after you have been injured.
In these accidents, some of the most common injuries you could sustain include leg or femur injuries, torso injuries, and whiplash or broken bones in the neck. You may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages as you struggle with life after your injuries. Head-on crashes only represent 2% of all car accidents in the U.S., but they still happen many times a year. If you are a victim of one of these catastrophic accidents, you may need our assistance. We want to hear from you at Edelstein Martin & Nelson to get started on your case as soon as possible. Call us today at 888-208-1810.