Head-On Collision Lawyer in Charlotte, NC
Head-on collisions can be catastrophic, often resulting in serious and even life-threatening injuries. In many cases, head-on crashes can be deadly. Unfortunately, these accidents are not uncommon in Charlotte and across North Carolina.
A Charlotte head-on collision lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help. There are absolutely no attorney fees unless we are successful and get you the compensation you deserve.
Remember, in North Carolina, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is 3 years from the date of injury, so don’t wait to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Charlotte, NC.
We are ready to serve you with a free, in-person consultation by appointment only in our convenient Charlotte location, or from anywhere, anytime by phone, email, text, or video conference. We can even come directly to you if you prefer.
Head-On Accidents in Charlotte, NC
It can be difficult to get a sense of how many head-on car accidents occur in Charlotte, because the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) does not report that data specifically. However, we can look at some of the most common circumstances that cause head-on crashes. By determining the percentage of time those circumstances are involved in auto accidents in North Carolina, we can estimate the number of head-on collisions in Charlotte.
Circumstances that often result in a head-on collision include:
- “Crossed Center Line / Going Wrong Way” — 9,278 accidents reported in North Carolina in 2019
- “Use of Improper Lane” — 1,754 accidents reported in North Carolina in 2019
Those types of accidents alone represent roughly 5 percent of all auto accidents in North Carolina in 2019. So, by this calculation, we can reasonably estimate that there were 1,767 or more head-on accidents in the Charlotte area in 2019.
Injuries Resulting from Head-On Accidents
Head-on accidents often result in terrible and even catastrophic injuries or death. In more than 35 years serving the people of Charlotte and North Carolina, our Charlotte car accident lawyers have handled cases involving all types of injuries resulting from head-on crashes, including:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries (including whiplash)
- Shoulder injuries
- Cuts, scrapes, and contusions
- Amputations (loss of limbs)
- Airbag injuries
- Injuries caused by ejection from the vehicle
- Paralysis and semi-paralysis
Damages in Head-On Car Accident Cases
There are several types of damages (compensation) that may be available in a head-on accident claim or lawsuit. These include:
- Medical Bills — Compensation may be available to help pay expensive medical costs, including ER visits, doctor’s visits, diagnostic testing, medications, surgeries, home care, medical equipment, etc.
- Lost Wages — You may be able to get compensation to make up for income lost due to being out of work because of the head-on accident.
- Loss of Future Income — Compensation may also be available for the loss of future income resulting from long-term injuries that prevent you from working (or returning to the same job).
- Pain and Suffering — These “non-economic” damages compensate victims for emotional injury, loss of companionship or sexual relations with a spouse, severe scarring, etc.
- Punitive Damages — These damages are awarded by a jury and are intended to “punish” the at-fault party for “willful or wanton” conduct, known as “gross negligence.” In North Carolina, punitive damages can only be awarded in certain situations.
Charlotte Head-On Collision Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in a head-on accident in North Carolina, you may be facing physical pain, emotional distress, and financial hardship. Let us help.
The consultation is free, and you won’t pay any upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case. We don’t get paid unless you do — it’s as simple as that.
“Riddle & Brantley found me all the available money from the insurance companies.”
–David H., Riddle & Brantley client