Durham Head-On Accident Lawyer

Do You Need a Durham Head On Accident Attorney?

Have you been injured in a head-on car accident in Durham? The aftermath of a head on collision can be devastating — physically, financially, and emotionally. A head on accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help.

Head On Accidents in Durham

A Durham head on accident lawyer can help you seek compensation and justice that you deserve.

It’s difficult to get an accurate picture of how many head-on accidents occur in Durham in any given year. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) publishes crash data by city, but head-on accidents are not separated individually.

Still, we can see how many auto accidents in North Carolina were caused by drivers going the wrong way and/or crossing the center line. There were 9,278 of these accidents reported in 2019 by NCDOT. 292 of those apparently head-on crashes were fatal, and 4,073 resulted in injury.

Head on accidents in the area are unfortunately common, and our firm has experience handling these cases, involving all types of injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, scrapes and contusions
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussions
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Airbag-related injuries
  • Loss of limbs (amputations)
  • Arm and leg injuries
  • Burns
  • Death

In many cases, a head on accident can result in death — especially in cases involving heavy trucks or tractor-trailers. When these heartbreaking situations arise, our Durham wrongful death lawyers are also ready to assist grieving loved ones.

“What Causes Head-On Accidents?”

In most cases, a head-on accident is the result of a vehicle crossing the center line or going the wrong way. Driver distraction is often at fault, but alcohol and drugs are often involved, as well.

According the NCDOT, distracted driving was involved in 18.8 percent of all traffic crashes in North Carolina in 2019. Alcohol was involved in 4 percent of all NC crashes in 2019, including 24 percent of fatal accidents.

In Durham, there were 7 deaths caused by drunk driving in 2019.

“What Can I Do After a Head On Accident in Durham?”

If you’ve suffered injuries after a head-on accident in Durham, a head on accident lawyer can help you seek compensation.

Justice Counts, and we would love to help you however we can.

Head-On Collision Attorney in Durham, NC

We have experience handling head on car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, and our Durham car accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims in more than 220+ years of combined legal service (see disclaimer below).

In-person consultations are available at our Durham office by appointment only — but we can consult with you anytime, from anywhere, by phone, email, text, or video conference. We can even come directly to you if it's more convenient.

Case Results in Head-On Accident Claims

In one head on accident case we handled, a young woman was tragically killed when a truck crossed the center line and hit her vehicle head-on. Attorney Gene Riddle, who knew the family personally, took the case and fought for justice, ultimately securing a $2.25 million settlement (see disclaimer below).

In another head on accident, our client suffered the eventual loss of his left leg below the knee. Attorney Gene Riddle pursued claims against the truck insurance company and the workers’ comp carrier, ultimately securing $1,800,000 in total compensation for our deserving client (see disclaimer below).

“They made a hard time in my life easier to endure.”

-Melissa C., Riddle & Brantley client

We believe Justice Counts and are determined to help however we can.

*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.