Head-On Collision Lawyer in Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville Head-On Car Accident Lawyer
Head-on car accidents are some of the most serious, often resulting in devastating and even life-threatening injuries. In some cases, these accidents can be fatal.
The consequences of head-on accidents can be severe, including expensive medical bills for immediate and even lifetime treatment, stress, and emotional trauma. If you’ve been injured in a head-on auto accident in Fayetteville, North Carolina, a Fayetteville injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Head-On Accidents in Fayetteville
Fayetteville is a busy city in North Carolina and home to Fort Bragg — one of the largest military bases in the world and home of the United States Army Special Operations Command, the U.S. Army Forces Command, and the U.S. Army Reserve Command. The population in Fayetteville was estimated at 526,719 in 2019, and as a result, the roadways surrounding the city are heavily trafficked. Head-on accidents are unfortunately not uncommon.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), in 2019, 9,278 motor vehicle accidents involved a driver crossing the center line or going the wrong way, representing 3.25 percent of all crashes. It can be reasonably assumed that many of these accidents involved a head-on collision.
Based on these calculations, an estimated 198 accidents in Fayetteville in 2019 involved wrong-way driving or crossing the center line, potentially resulting in a head-on collision.
Injuries Resulting from Head-On Crashes
In Fayetteville and across North Carolina, head-on accidents frequently result in serious and even life-threatening or deadly injuries.
Some of the more common injuries associated with head-on car, truck, and motorcycle accidents include:
- Broken Bones
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis and semi-paralysis
- Neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Cuts, scrapes, and contusions
- Injuries caused by airbags
- Arm and leg injuries
- Loss of limbs (amputations)
Evidence to Prove Fault in a Head-On Collision
Any personal injury claim or lawsuit requires the plaintiff (the victim) to prove that the other party was negligent. Because North Carolina is a “contributory negligence” state, this can be exceptionally difficult, because those found even partially responsible for an accident can be barred from recovery.
A car accident lawyer in Fayetteville, NC may rely on many types of evidence to prove fault in a head-on accident, including:
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert testimony from accident reconstructionists and others
- Medical records
- Video surveillance or dash cam footage
- The official accident report from law enforcement
- Statements from the other driver
- Photos of the crash scene
- Truck “black box” data
At Riddle & Brantley, we even have experienced investigators on staff to help investigate the facts and circumstances involved in a head-on accident and prove fault.
Last Clear Chance
In many cases, a defendant’s counsel or the insurance company will argue that the victim was at least partially responsible for the accident and is therefore barred from recovery due to the doctrine of contributory negligence. This defense can sometimes be overcome by the “last clear chance” argument, however, in which a Fayetteville head-on accident lawyer may argue that the defendant had the last opportunity to avoid the crash and is therefore at fault.
Fayetteville Head-On Collision Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been injured in a head on accident due to someone else’s negligence, we are ready to help however we can. An experienced Fayetteville head on accident attorney at Riddle & Brantley can evaluate your case and consult with you at no charge. If you decide to hire us, we’ll do everything we can to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
The consultation is free, and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case. We don’t get paid unless you do.
Led by attorney Gene Riddle, many of our attorneys and staff have close ties to the Fayetteville area. We’ve been helping clients in Fayetteville since 1985.
Since 2000 alone, our experienced injury attorneys have recovered more than $600 million in total compensation for our deserving clients, including $2.25 million for the surviving family of a young woman who was tragically killed when a truck crossed the center line and struck her vehicle head-on (see disclaimer below).
Let us put our experience to work for you if we can.
We believe Justice Counts and we’re ready to help.
*** 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.