Head-on collisions are more likely to result in fatalities than most other types of accidents. In fact, according to a study published by the National Transportation Safety Board, the fatality rate for head-on collisions is 27 times higher than the fatality rate for other kinds of crashes.
It is common to experience neck and back pain following a motor vehicle collision. Sometimes this pain subsides on its own, but many accident victims require extensive treatment in order to achieve a full recovery.
One of the most common questions clients ask during their initial consultation is, “What is my claim worth?” This might seem like a fairly simple inquiry, but there are dozens of factors that can affect the value of your claim and ultimately determine the final settlement amount.
Motor vehicle collisions involving large trucks are often devastating for the passenger vehicle occupants involved because tractor-trailers are so much larger than cars and can cause significantly more damage. There are federal regulations in place to prevent drowsy driving among truckers, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that many drivers violate these rules and drive for much longer stretches than permitted.