A recent news report detailed a tragic accident that occurred in Caroline County, Maryland. According to the news report, the car accident involved two cars on Williamsburg Road. Initial reports revealed that a Nissan drove east when it crossed the center and struck a Ford F-450 head-on. The driver of the Nissan, a 44-year-old male, died at the accident scene. The crash is still being investigated and a post-crash analysis is being conducted.
Head-on collisions, although much rarer than other types of accidents, can have devasting impacts for the parties involved. While the reasoning behind these types of collisions can vary, some of the causes can include but are not limited to, mistakes that occur when driving, distracted driving, drunk driving, and mechanical issues with a vehicle. However, it may take some time to determine who the at-fault driver was in head-on collisions. This is because of the forceful impact that these crashes have, which may result in vehicles veering off to different parts of the roads and ending up in completely different orientations. Post-crash analysis can be pivotal to determining what lead to the accident and may involve the evaluation of skid marks and debris from the scene of the accident.
Head-on collisions can have devasting consequences including death, brain injuries, broken bones, and paralysis, to name a few. This can result in lost wages, limited mobility and a change in the quality of life, and other consequences. As a result, after such an accident you may be considering what legal steps to take to recover damages.
Can You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Head-On a Collision?
Yes, families grieving the loss of a loved one can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2020, head-on collisions represented 10 percent of fatal crashes. When a loved one dies due to a head-on collision, family members may be able to recover damages after filing a wrongful death claim depending on the circumstances of the crash and depending on the relationship of the person filing the lawsuit. Damages may include expenses from the funeral and loss of consortium. It may be important to connect with an experienced attorney to discuss your possible wrongful death claim and the damages you may be entitled to recover.
Are You in Need of a Maryland Car Accident Lawyer?
If you or someone you love has been injured or even killed in a Maryland car accident, including a head-on collision, contact the dedicated and skilled lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC. Our firm handles personal injury matters in Prince George’s, Charles, Baltimore, and Montgomery County. The attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC believe that you deserve to have the law work in your favor. Our attorneys are committed to achieving the best possible results for our clients and have the expertise needed to help you navigate your case. If you have questions about your case, call us today at 800-654-1949 and schedule a free and no-obligation initial consultation with a Maryland injury lawyer at our office.