Hartsoe Law Firm is an experienced Maryville car accident law firm fully equipped to help you with matters involving damages caused by negligence. For over 25 years, Mr. Hartsoe has been committed to providing accessible representation to injured victims throughout Tennessee. Our Maryville office is in the heart of the city, across from Target. Trust Hartsoe Law Firm to help you recover the compensation you deserve.Common Causes of Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions occur when two vehicles collide while facing each other. Because the engine and other combustible parts are usually located in the front of the vehicle, head-on collisions can result in fires, severe injuries, and death. The force from the crash often causes vehicles to flip over, fold like accordions, and crush or eject passengers. Head-on collisions cause extensive property damage and bodily injury. Common causes of head-on collisions include:
- Drunk driving
- Cell phone use
- One-way traffic
- Inclement weather
- Defect in car, lights
- Detour, road hazard
- Entering opposite lane
Even if these actions are not intentional, drivers who make these mistakes are responsible for damages resulting from the head-on collision.Negligent Driving in Head-On Collisions
Personal injury law provides legal recourse for injured victims to recover compensation from liable parties. Because head-on collisions clearly involve one driver traveling the wrong way, at least one party’s negligence is clear. Negligence refers to the breach of a legal duty owed to another. When careless drivers operate their vehicles while impaired, drive into a freeway exit, or swerve into the wrong lane, they have clearly breached a duty to other drivers. Negligent drivers fail to safely operate their automobiles, endangering the lives of others. Personal injury law holds them liable for all property damage, bodily injury, or death resulting from the accident.Types of Personal Injury Claims Involving Head-on Collisions
Head-on collisions may be caused by a variety of reasons, but all are based on negligence. In addition to bringing a claim against negligent drivers for damages, the injured party may also obtain compensation from other liable parties. If the collision occurred due to a defect in the automobile, for example, the victim could sue the manufacturer for product liability. Car makers are strictly liable for injuries caused by defective products. Victims who suffer property damage or injury due to faulty brakes, steering, or any other flaw in the vehicle may be entitled to compensation.
Similarly, surviving family members may bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of parties who died in the accident. They may sue the negligent driver for medical and funeral expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Surviving family members are also entitled to damages associated with the loss of relationship with the deceased. These include compensation for lost companionship, guidance, and support. Both wrongful death and product liability claims fall under the umbrella of personal injury claims and allow injured parties to recover for negligence.Call an Experienced Maryville Head-On Collision Attorney for Help
If you or someone you know was involved in a head-on collision, the caring personal injury lawyers of Hartsoe Law Firm can help. For over 25 years, we have been dedicated to helping our clients recover compensation for victims injured by negligence. After a serious accident, it is often hard to determine who to trust and how to recoup financial losses. That is why we make every effort to offer clients around-the-clock service and advocate for their best interests. Hartsoe Law Firm puts your priorities first, working to ensure that you receive full compensation for your injuries. For a free consultation, please call 865-804-1011 or contact us online.