Causes and Liability of Head On Collisions in Albuquerque


December 16, 2020

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Head on Collisions in Albuquerque: What Victims Needs to Know

Head on collisions in Albuquerque are generally always serious. Particularly serious collisions occur on highways and interstates like I-40, I-25, and I-10 as drivers are going at higher speeds. If a commercial truck or semi-tractor trailer is involved, the outcome of the accident is often deadly. This is because these trucks are much larger than an average car or truck driving on the highway so when a semi-tractor trailer hits the other car, the force can cause great damage and sometimes immediate death. This is why a head on collision in Albuquerque can result in some of the worst and most devastating types of personal injuries, including wrongful death.

Our Albuquerque auto accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. understand just how serious and avoidable these accidents can be and are prepared to review your case today for FREE to advise you of your rights. We want victims and their families to know that New Mexico law offers them both protection but also ways to recover compensation after a negligent driver harms them in a motor vehicle accident. Learn how our experienced lawyers handle cases involving head on collisions in Albuquerque.

Causes of Head on Car Collisions

With this type of accident, generally there is only one party at fault. This is because head on collisions should not occur if each car is staying in their own lane. These types of accidents most often occur when a driver does not follow laws of the road or fails to pay attention to signs on the roadway.

The most common causes of head on collisions in Albuquerque include:

  • Excessive speed
  • Unsafe lane changing
  • Falling asleep while driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving (i.e. using a cell phone, texting, playing with the radio, reaching for something on the floor of the vehicle)
  • Failure to yield
  • Failing to stop at a red light or stop sign
  • Making a left turn improperly
  • Failing to properly handle a curve

Injuries That Often Occur in Front End Accidents

When two opposing forces hit each other head on, the collision can be deadly. This is especially true when a tractor trailer or other large commercial truck is involved. Injuries that can occur as a result of a head on collision include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations, most often hands or feet
  • Broken bones, most often broken arms or legs
  • Organ damage
  • Lacerations
  • Internal bleeding
  • Nerve injuries
  • Knee or shoulder injuries requiring surgical repair
  • Injuries to the eyes
  • Significant scarring from lacerations
  • Wrongful death
  • Collapsed lungs
  • Chronic pain, leading to a need for regular use of pain medication
  • Injuries requiring pain medication injections or cortisone injections
  • Bulging or ruptured discs, and
  • Many other serious personal injuries.

These are just a few of the many potential injuries that can occur when you are involved in a head on collision.

Victims Injured in Head On Crashes Need to Call Our Law Firm

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced auto accident lawyers know how devastating it can be for an innocent person and his or her family to be seriously injured in a head on collision. Victims injured in head on collisions in Albuquerque need to call our law firm to learn how we can recover compensation for their personal injuries. If a family loses a loved one, families should ask how we can recover compensation for the wrongful death that occurred to them. We help protect the rights of all victims of serious Albuquerque auto accidents and head on collisions. Learn more by dialing (505) 273-2978.

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