Drunk Drivers and Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions are undoubtedly the most dangerous type of crash possible. The situation becomes far worse when one of the drivers is under the influence. These are the types of crashes that will cause the most severe injuries and even death.
In any head-on crash, each driver bears the full brunt of the impact. The crash often occurs at high speed because neither driver is expecting it and has the ability to slow down. The drunk driver does not have a full idea of where they are going and usually makes no effort to break. In addition, they are often going well above the speed limit at the time of the crash because they have no sense or speed and the alcohol makes them far more reckless.
Drunk drivers often drive the wrong way down a street at full speed because they do not have the cognitive ability to read traffic signs. They may cross the center line because they cannot steer their car in a straight line.
Common Head-On Car Crash Injuries
Head on drunk driving crashes can cause the following injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Internal injuries
Drunk driving head-on crashes are the most likely to cause death. If your loved one died in the accident, you could still receive financial compensation on behalf of your family in a wrongful death lawsuit. Even if the other driver died or was imprisoned, your family could still recover by filing a claim against their auto insurance policy and their estate.
Call a Beverly Hills Drunk Driving Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one was involved in an accident with a drunk driver, Jalilvand Law will fight for you to receive full financial compensation. Reach out to us today online to learn how we can help your family.