Head-on collisions may not occur as often as other types of motorcycle accidents, but when they do happen the consequences can be devastating for a rider and for the rider’s family. Serious injuries—including death—are possible. Thus, it is important for every rider to understand the causes of these accidents, the injuries that can result, and what to do after a head-on crash.

Causes of Motorcycle Head-On Collisions

Head-on crashes occur when one vehicle crosses the center line of a road or when one vehicle is traveling the wrong way down a one-way street or highway. This type of accident can occur when a driver is:

  • Drowsy.
  • Drunk.
  • Distracted.
  • Otherwise negligent.

Any driver whose negligent or intentional actions result in a head-on collision may be held liable for the damages that result from the crash.

Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Head-on Collisions

Personal injuries are the most significant type of damages suffered in a head-on wreck. When a car or truck hits the front end of a motorcycle, the rider may be thrown from the bike and the rider may suffer:

  • Head or traumatic brain injuries.
  • Spinal cord injuries.
  • Broken bones.
  • Facial or dental injuries.
  • Open wounds.
  • Amputations.

And some riders won’t recover. Their injuries will cause their deaths.

How to Protect Your Rights If You’ve Been Hurt or Your Loved One Has Died in a Head-on Collision

The legal issues may seem clear to you. The other driver was driving in the wrong lane and collided with your motorcycle or your loved one’s bike. The other driver should have to pay for the damage that resulted from the accident.

However, in order to recover compensation for the damage done in the crash, you are going to have to fight for it. You are going to have to use evidence and advocacy to convince the insurance company or court that you are entitled to damages and to establish the value of those damages. But you won’t have to do this alone. Instead, you have the right to work with an experienced attorney who knows what evidence to present and what arguments to make to get a fair recovery. Please contact us today via this website to learn more.

Jason F. Abraham
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