Advocacy in the Most Serious Accidents
The Rudman Law Firm, APC is dedicated exclusively to the recovery of damages in personal injury claims. Because we only handle this one area of law, our attorneys have the exceptional knowledge to pursue the maximum possible compensation for every injured client in challenging auto accident scenarios.
If you were injured by an oncoming car, our team thoroughly investigates fault in consultation with professional engineering, accident reconstruction and medical experts. We build a strong case for you to recover the compensation for your injuries, lost wages and other damages.
Why Head-On Collisions Can Cause Severe Injuries
The physics of head-on collisions make them particularly injurious. In a head-on collision, the impact is equal to the magnitude of both vehicles, taking into account speed and size of each vehicle. If one automobile is smaller than the other — such as an accident between a compact car and a commercial vehicle — the smaller automobile bears the brunt of the force.
Causes of Head-On Collisions
A head-on crash usually occurs when an automobile crosses the centerline into traffic moving in the opposite direction. A driver may also accidentally enter a lane of traffic the wrong way because of unclear street signs, unfamiliarity with the area, speed, sleeplessness, distraction or drunkenness.
Our attorneys collect evidence on the state of the driver who hit you to determine fault. For example, we review cell phone records to investigate whether the driver was texting or talking on the phone when she or he entered your lane. Our lawyers also check hours of service logs if a commercial vehicle crossed the centerline into your lane.
Road Design Flaws
Most head-on crashes happen on rural roads and undivided two-lane roads in the outskirts of L.A. However, drunk, confused and distracted drivers also often cause head-on crashes in Los Angeles city limits. Properly designed roads can reduce the likelihood of a head-on crash and minimize injuries should a head-on crash occur. Municipal, California and federal transportation departments can improve conditions by:
- Installing centerline rumble strips
- Installing divider barriers that absorb crash impact while deflecting the direction of a car that hits them
- Designing two-land roads with wider cross-sections
- Including a narrow buffer median between lanes
- Making center left-turn lanes part of two- and four-lane road design
- Increasing visibility of signage to alert drivers entering a roadway in the wrong direction
For More Information About Proving Fault in a Head-On Collision, Call our Experienced PI Lawyers
The Rudman Law Firm, APC takes on challenging car crash cases involving head-on collisions. For more information about proving fault and damages in a Southern California auto accident case, call our Studio City office (818) 769-6969, our Los Angeles office (213) 375-3777 or our toll free at (844) 478-3626 / (844) 4RUDMAN to schedule a free case assessment. Through our contingency fee arrangement, you do not owe us attorneys’ fees until we recover damages on your claim through a settlement or verdict award.