Front-End Collision Lawyer
Fearless, Strategic Advocacy & Justice for the Victims of Head-On Crashes
Front-end collisions are the single deadliest type of car accident that occurs in Louisiana, Texas, and across the U.S. In fact, head-on crashes are about three times deadlier than side-impact collisions — and more than 7 times more fatal than rear-end car accidents (source: III). That’s true whether you’re driving or riding in a car, an SUV, or a truck.
Tragically, that’s just one grim fact about front-end collisions. Another is that many of these wrecks are the product of preventable negligence.
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we are devoted to helping crash victims get answers, seek justice, and win when it matters most. Known for excellence and our unwavering commitment to our clients, our 5-star front-end collision lawyers know how to go up against the toughest opponents, in and outside the courtroom, recovering full, fair compensation in even the most challenging cases.
That’s why we are known as some top car accident attorneys in Louisiana and Texas. And it’s why you can count on us when it’s time to fight for the best possible outcome and the maximum available recovery. Simply contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers for case-specific answers and advice whenever you need it. We are here for you, ready to help 24/7.
Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers has an unrivaled record of success in all types of front-end collision cases. We are ready to make your case and recovery our next victory.
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- Why Are Head-On Collisions So Dangerous?
- What Causes Front-End Collisions?
- Who Can I Sue After a Front-End Collision in Louisiana or Texas?
Why Are Head-On Collisions So Dangerous?
Front-end collisions are so deadly because there’s exponentially more force behind the impact of these crashes. It’s a function of physics, and it means that:
- Even slow-speed head-on crashes can be serious: Let’s say two vehicles, roughly the same size and weight, are going about 30 mph when they’re in a front-end collision. The impact of that wreck would be similar to a crash involving just one of those cars hitting a wall at 60 mph. If either vehicle is heavier or going faster at the time of the crash, the force and impacts involved can be far greater.
- The injuries are typically catastrophic, if not fatal: Drivers, passengers, and others can absorb part of the force of a head-on collision. That can thrash occupants around vehicles and possibly eject them. While seatbelts and airbags can help mitigate the impacts (and save lives), they may not be enough to prevent deadly injuries when head-on collisions happen at higher speeds.
That explains why front-end collisions account for more than 1 in 10 fatal traffic accidents (source: III).
What Causes Front-End Collisions?
Driver errors, impairment, and failures are one of the leading causes of head-on collisions. In particular, those can include:
- Falling asleep at the wheel due to drowsiness or intoxication and drifting into oncoming traffic
- Failing to pay attention to the roads and driving the wrong way down a one-way street
- Misunderstanding traffic signals or signs due to intoxication or inexperience and entering oncoming lanes of traffic
- Aggressively or recklessly trying to pass another vehicle on a two-lane road, entering into the oncoming traffic lane without enough time to safely pass
Beyond the driver missteps that can cause front-end collisions, other factors that can contribute to these wrecks include (and aren’t limited to):
- Poor road conditions: If opposing lanes of traffic aren’t clearly marked with lane paint or reflectors, drivers can get confused and have a hard time staying in their lane, especially at nighttime.
- Bad weather: Poor visibility can make it hard for motorists to see signs, oncoming traffic, or even markings on the roads. Alternatively, storms, hail, and heavy rains can make the roads slick, possibly causing vehicles to lose traction and slide into oncoming traffic.
Who Can I Sue After a Front-End Collision?
You may be able to file a car accident lawsuit against the driver(s) and/or other parties who caused the wreck and, therefore, are at fault for it. To figure that out, it’s usually necessary to:
- Investigate the head-on collision: This means gathering and examining evidence to figure out how exactly the front-end collision occurred. Which vehicle departed its lane of traffic first? What was the first point of impact? Were any motorists speeding at the time of the crash? Were any mechanical failures involved? These are just some questions to answer during the accident investigation — and as you start to look at your options for suing after a crash.
- Evaluate the key issues: Is the case still valid or has the statute of limitations expired? How much, if any, blame does the victim share? Are there any claim-ending challenges associated with a case? Answering these questions can help you confirm the validity of a claim (or give you better insight as to why it may not be possible to sue after a car wreck).
- Talk to an attorney: This is your one-stop-shop for getting answers about your rights, who you may be able to sue, and how you can get a case started. It’s also your opportunity to get answers from an experienced professional who handles cases like yours and who can give you an important head’s up about what lies ahead.
24/7 Advice & Help from 5-Star Front-End Collision Lawyers
You don’t have to wait to get answers about a potential front-end collision claim. You can talk to the trusted team at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers 24/7 for confidential advice — it’s 100% free, and there are zero strings attached.
Our 5-star front-end collision lawyers know how difficult it can be to recover from these wrecks, and we’re dedicated to helping people just like you win, recover, and get justice. We are also honored to provide the exceptional representation and client-focused service we would expect in your shoes. Discover the difference our team can make in your claim and recovery by contacting us today.