Head-On Car Accident Lawyer in Rock Hill, SC

Do you need a head-on car accident lawyer in Rock Hill, SC? At Elrod Pope Law Firm, we represent people who are hurt in head-on collisions. If you are injured, our Rock Hill car accident lawyers are here to help. Consult with us to see how we can help you get compensation.

Lawyers for Head-On Car Accidents in Rock Hill

The Rock Hill Police Department investigated 2,039 car accidents in 2020. These accidents resulted in 712 injuries and four fatalities. Head-on collisions are responsible for 10.2% of all fatal crashes.

If you have been hurt in a head-on car accident, you may receive financial compensation. The Elrod Pope Law Firm can represent you.

We are lawyers for head-on car accidents in Rock Hill. If you have been in a head-on collision, you likely have significant injuries. Your life may have changed in an instant. It may impact your family, too. Our team of professionals can help you get the compensation that you deserve under South Carolina law.

Call or message us to talk to a lawyer. We can start your case today.

Why Are Head-On Collisions Serious?

A head-on collision is a motor vehicle crash where two vehicles collide at the front of each vehicle. In a head-on collision, a person is thrown forward at a high rate of speed. Injuries may occur when the body is jolted at speeds much faster than it can naturally withstand.

In addition, head-on collisions are serious because the victim may be subject to blunt force trauma from contact with a steering wheel, dashboard, seat, airbag, or from contact with the road. Victims often sustain serious injuries.

Where Do Head-On Collisions Occur the Most?

Head-on collisions occur in many situations:

  • 85% of head-on collisions happen on undivided roads. A vehicle may cross over the boundary line into the oncoming lane of travel
  • 70% of head-on collisions occur on roads with a posted speed limit above 50 miles per hour. High speeds create a likelihood of serious injury
  • 65% of head-on crashes occur in rural areas
  • 31% of head-on collisions occur while traveling around a curve in the road
  • 22% of the time, wet and icy conditions contribute to a head-on collision

(Source: DOT, Head-On Crashes).

Causes of Head-On Collisions

Here are some of the possible causes and contributing factors of head-on collisions:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Weather conditions
  • Road designs that are sharp or have an odd shape
  • Driving while tired or fatigued, falling asleep at the wheel
  • Poor pavement markings
  • Driver’s inability to see clearly, especially at night
  • Vehicle malfunction, poor maintenance
  • Swerving to avoid an animal or avoid another crash

A head-on collision may have multiple factors. Our lawyers will investigate the circumstances. While an accident report created by law enforcement may be a starting point, we will conduct a thorough investigation to understand what caused the accident. We will work with accident reconstruction experts, vehicle experts, and engineers as needed to understand the complex factors that may cause a head-on collision.

Can I get compensation for a head-on car accident?

Compensation for a head-on car accident in South Carolina is based on fault and principles of negligence. For example, a driver who crosses the center line into the oncoming lane is likely negligent. If you are hurt because of the negligence of another party, you may have the right to compensation.

We look at all ways you may claim compensation. A vehicle defect that causes a malfunction may be grounds for compensation, along with negligence and other driving errors.

Liability to pay damages is different than what the police might consider when deciding whether to file criminal charges or issue a traffic ticket. Our lawyers are skilled professionals who can assist with all aspects of investigating and pursuing your claim.

How Can Our Car Accident Lawyers Help?

Here are some ways that our lawyers assist people with head-on car accident claims:

  • Preserving evidence while you rest and recover
  • Getting the police report, interviewing witnesses, and preserving evidence
  • Performing accident reconstruction
  • Ensuring you get the appropriate medical care and that your injuries are documented with medical evidence
  • Understanding legal fault and what is needed to prove your case
  • Determining your right to compensation and the value of your losses
  • Including a fair amount for non-economic damages like pain and suffering
  • Filing your claim, moving it through legal procedures
  • Representing you at hearings and trial, post-trial proceedings
  • Settlement negotiations, guiding you, and answering your questions

Economic and non-economic damages may be a part of a claim. Our lawyers can assist you with everything needed to get compensation for your injuries and damages following a head-on car accident.

Injured in a Head-On Crash? Talk to Lawyer in Rock Hill

Start your case today. Talk to a head-on car accident lawyer in Rock Hill, SC, by contacting the Elrod Pope Law Firm. We can talk about your case and discuss how we can help. Call or message us now to begin.

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