Work with the experienced car accident lawyers at Recovery Law Center if you’ve been hurt in a crash. We are Hawaii head-on collision lawyers, working for your compensation.
Lawyers Serving Victims in Hawaii
If you have been hurt in a head-on collision, you likely have serious injuries, pain and emotional anguish. Medical bills and expenses may be growing.
At Recovery Law Center, we are in the fight with you. When you need a Hawaii head-on collision lawyer, our law firm can represent you. We are experienced professionals who understand the legal issues when a crash involves direct impact.
Call (808) 597-8888 or message us online to start your case.
Your Legal Rights After a Head-On Collision
It’s our goal to advocate for your legal rights.
- You may have the right to receive financial compensation
- Injuries in a head-on collision are often serious. You have the right to compensation that reflects the significant harm that has occurred
- Damages are not limited to no-fault benefits when injuries are severe
- You must take the steps to bring your claim
- Because of the high value of damages, head-on collision cases can be legally complex. You must prove your right to compensation
- Our Hawaii head-on collision lawyers can represent you
- Recovery Law Center brings 25+ years of legal experience and a fully resourced law practice to serve the clients we represent
- With a track record of success and dedication to serving our clients, we are here to fight for you and with you
We help injury victims get compensated, fairly and quickly. Call (808) 597-8888 for your case consultation.
Understanding Head-On Collisions
What happens in a head-on collision?
A head-on collision occurs when one vehicle strikes another directly from the front. When each vehicle is moving, the amount of force applied is combined as compared to crashing against a fixed object. The body may suffer blunt trauma or may be thrown at a high speed beyond what it can withstand, resulting in injury.
How common are head-on collisions?
Head-on collisions represent 10.2% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes. They are among the leading causes of vehicle deaths.
In total, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 112,729 head-on crashes nationwide in 2020. While this accounts for 2.1% of total vehicle crashes, head-on collisions accounted for 10.2% of all fatal accidents. (NHTSA, Crashes, by First Harmful Event, Insurance Information Institute, Facts + Statistics: Highway Safety)
You may deserve compensation for a head-on collision. Message us or call (808) 597-8888 now to talk about your situation.
Causes of Head-On Collisions
Common causes of head-on collisions include:
- Distracted driving, not noticing drifting from the lane
- DUI, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Fatigued driving, operating with too little sleep
- Vehicle defects including tire failure, steering malfunction and more
- Driver swerving to avoid another vehicle or obstruction in the road
- Poor lighting or bad weather conditions
- Unfamiliarity with the road
- Medical episode
- Speeding to the point that the driver is unable to stay in the lane
- Trying to pass another vehicle when there isn’t enough room
Injuries from a Head-On Collision
A head-on collision at even moderate speeds is almost certain to produce serious injury. The injury rate increases as the speed of the collision rises. At 50 miles per hour or higher, there is a good chance of a serious injury. Beyond 70 miles per hour, serious injury or death is almost certain to occur.
Common injuries from a head-on collision are:
- Brain trauma, concussion, loss of consciousness, skull fracture
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury, nerve damage, paralysis, loss of sensation
- Disfigurement, loss of mobility and major life activities
- Internal organ damage, breathing difficulties, body system complications
- Scars, visible disfigurement
- Mental health injury, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder
- Wrongful death
As part of our legal representation, we fully investigate your current and future damages. It’s our goal to ensure that your settlement is a fair representation of the extent of your injuries.
Learn more about your case and start today. Call (808) 597-8888 for your case consultation.
Determining Fault for a Head-On Collision
While Hawaii is a no-fault state, the limitations of no-fault do not apply when injuries are especially serious. Fault is determined by negligence. Examples are crossing the center line or violating the right of way.
It isn’t always known right away why a head-on collision occurred. Our lawyers investigate. We build your case including fighting back against unfair allegations of fault.
In addition to driver responsibility, if a vehicle or tire defect causes a malfunction, the manufacturer may also have legal liability to pay damages. Our lawyers explore this as a possibility and build the technical evidence to explain how the defect caused the injury.
Determining fault is the first step to your legal claim. Our Hawaii head-on collision lawyers know that investigating and proving fault is critical to your recovery. We take all the steps to bring your claim for compensation.
Compensation for a Head-On Collision
Will my insurance pay for a head-on collision?
A head-on collision with serious injuries is not subject to the limitations of no-fault insurance. You may claim compensation through an insurance policy held by the party at fault or your own uninsured, underinsured or collision policy.
As part of our representation, we look at all possible sources of compensation.
What damages can you receive for a head-on collision?
Damages you can receive for a head-on collision are:
- Emergency medical care
- Ongoing medical care
- Mobility devices
- Costs of prescription
- Travel for healthcare
- Physical therapy
- Needed home modifications
- Personal assistance and household services
- Lost income, lost benefits, diminished career
- Property damage including vehicle damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental health injury
- Emotional harm
- Disfigurement and permanent injury
- Damage to lifestyle
Is there a time limit to a head-on collision lawsuit?
Yes. Most car accident claims including head-on collisions have a two-year time limit to file the case. Don’t wait to contact our law firm.
Legal Representation for a Head-On Collision Lawsuit in Hawaii
When a head-on collision occurs, you are left in pain, feeling angry and worried. At Recovery Law Center, we are in the fight with you. Our team is here to assist in your physical and emotional recovery by handling the legal process and fighting for the compensation that you deserve.
We use all the resources at our disposal to work for you. Recovery Law Center offers complete representation, handling everything. All you need to do is call our friendly and professional team to ask for your free consultation.
Schedule your free consultation
Schedule your free consultation with a Hawaii head-on collision lawyer at Recovery Law Center. See how we can help you with your claim.
Claims are handled throughout Hawaii. Meet in our offices, speak with us virtually or wherever it is convenient for you like the hospital or at home. We work tirelessly pursuing favorable outcomes for our clients. We want to help you, too.
Call (808) 597-8888 or message us now to begin.