Fatal head injuries are a common occurrence after a serious head-on collision. Although accidents are complex incidents that often involve the interplay of various factors, Massachusetts head-on collisions tend to involve driver error and negligence. While negligence and its outcomes can range in severity, the bottom line is that head-on accidents have truly disastrous impacts.
For instance, local news sources recently reported on a deadly East Brookfield head-on collision. According to an early investigation, a 60-year-old Nissan driver traveling southbound veered into the northbound lane and slammed into a 71-year-old driver. Tragically both drivers succumbed to their injuries, and a passenger suffered severe injuries.
Although head injuries can stem from any type of crash, researchers collected data on severe-to-fatal head injuries in motor vehicle environments to determine the types of accidents that tend to result in these injuries. Researchers compiled data from 3178 medical cases, which involved 169 occupants who sustained head injuries. They used various sources in their research, including medical evaluations, injury photos, on-scene photographs, emergency room, operating room, and intensive care records. In addition to direct head injuries, clinicians studied cervical spine, face, and scalp trauma. Out of the 169 occupants, 132 adults suffered severe head trauma. Fifty-four of these individuals were in front head-on accidents, seventy-five were from side impacts, and three were from the rear.
Research data in combination with anecdotal reports highlight the deadly nature of head-on and partial head-on collisions. Those who suffer injuries in these types of accidents often face significant disabilities that can impair their activities of daily living and ability to sustain substantial and gainful employment. In these cases, injury victims or survivors of fatal accident victims should consult with an attorney to discuss their rights and remedies.
While insurance companies may cover some portion of a victim’s recovery, complete and efficient recovery often exceeds the amount insurance companies are willing to pay. In these cases, a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit may be the best avenue for full financial recovery. An attorney can gather relevant evidence, negotiate with at-fault parties, engage in settlement discussions with insurance companies, and litigate the matter before a judge or jury. Moreover, an experienced lawyer can represent injury victims in appeals and other legal issues that may arise from the incident.
Have You Suffered Injuries in a Massachusetts Head-on Accident?
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries or died in a Massachusetts car accident, contact The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein And Affiliates P.C. for help recovering financial compensation for your damages. The Massachusetts accident attorneys at our firm have over 25 years of experience successfully representing accident victims and their loved ones. In addition to head-on collision accident lawsuits, the firm represents clients in matters involving premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and similar claims. Contact our office at 800-262-9200 to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney on our team.