Head-On Collision Attorney in Raleigh
Raleigh Head-On Car Accident Lawyer
The consequences of any auto accident can be devastating, but this is often the case with head-on accidents, which often result in serious injury and sometimes death. If you’ve been injured in a head-on crash in Raleigh, a Raleigh head on accident attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Head-On Accidents in Raleigh
It’s difficult to estimate how many head-on accidents occur in Raleigh each year because the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) doesn’t report specific numbers for these accidents. However, many head on car accidents involve a driver that is going the wrong way or who has crossed the center line — and NCDOT does track these incidents separately.
According to NCDOT, there were 9,278 crashes involving “crossed center line/going the wrong way” in North Carolina in 2019, representing roughly 4 percent of all auto accidents. Based on that, we can reasonably determine that of 18,995 total accidents in Raleigh in 2019, approximately 760 involved a driver crossing a center line and/or going the wrong way, and many of these Raleigh accidents may have been head-on collisions.
Injuries Due to Head-On Car Accidents
Head on crashes can be catastrophic, often resulting in life-threatening injury and even death.
In more than 35 years of service in North Carolina, our car accident lawyers in Raleigh NC have handled head-on accident cases involving all types of injuries, including:
- Broken bones (fractures)
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries including whiplash
- Spinal cord injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Loss of limbs (amputations)
- Paralysis and semi-paralysis
- Injuries due to airbags
- Injuries due to ejection from the vehicle
- Wrongful death
Results in Head-On Accident Cases in North Carolina
Our firm has handled thousands of car accident cases in North Carolina, including many head-on accidents. Recent settlements include (see disclaimer below):
- $2,250,000 — Attorney Gene Riddle handled a matter in which a young woman was tragically killed when a truck hit her vehicle head-on after crossing the center line. Assisted by attorney David Kirby of Kirby Edwards law firm, attorney Riddle led a comprehensive accident investigation, proved liability, and advised defense counsel of our intent to file suit. Mediation was scheduled and ultimately resulted in a $2.25 million settlement for surviving relatives.
- $1,800,000 — We represented a truck driver who was severely injured when another truck crossed the center line and hit him head on, ultimately resulting in the loss of his left leg below the knee. We filed separate truck accident and workers’ compensation claims, securing $1.8 million in total compensation on behalf of the injured victim.
Proving Fault in Head-On Accident Cases
While proving fault in a head-on accident may seem straightforward, this is not always the case. In North Carolina, the law of contributory negligence means that an injured victim may be barred from compensation if they were event partially responsible for the accident. This can make proving liability extremely complex and challenging.
At Riddle & Brantley, we have investigators on staff to help lead comprehensive accident investigations to prove fault. A Raleigh injury lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can collect all the relevant evidence, potentially including the accident report, witness testimony, expert witness testimony, surveillance or dash cam footage, crash scene photos, medical records, and more.
We believe serious injuries deserve serious representation, and we’re proud to fight for the maximum compensation our clients deserve.
Head-On Collision Attorney in Raleigh
Have you been injured in a head-on accident involving a car, truck, motorcycle, or other motor vehicle? An experienced Raleigh head-on car accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help investigate your claim and determine your best legal options for seeking compensation.
The consultation is free, and we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover compensation for you in your head-on accident injury claim, you won’t pay any attorney fees.
Let’s review your case. You may be entitled to compensation and you deserve an advocate that will fight tirelessly for your rights. We’d love to help you and your loved ones if we can.
“I am completely satisfied with the result of my case.”
–Lakeisha D., Riddle & Brantley client
Justice Counts for those injured due to others’ negligence. We would love to talk with you and see if we can 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.