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New York Head-On Collision Cases

Everyone who gets on the road has a responsibility to follow the rules that regulate driving. The everyday safety of millions of commuters and their families depend on the strictest adherence to this convention. You are someone who takes the responsibility to be attentive and vigilant seriously.

However, not every driver is as conscientious about carrying out their basic duty to preserve life, health, and property—both their own and that of others—by paying attention when on the road and being physically and mentally fit to get behind the wheel.

The Worst Kind of Collision

An insuperable number of stories, videos, advertisements, and warnings have been given to the public on the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. Similar advisements have been issued with regard to driving while fatigued and unduly tired. Unfortunately, too many drivers ignore the dangers of driving in these conditions and decide to put other people at risk.

A head-on collision tends to be the worst kind of crash. The full force of two fast moving cars slamming into each other is exceptionally violent and can lead to extreme, even life-threatening injuries. Head-on collisions are rarely the result of mere negligence or inattentiveness; they are more often the result of drunk driving or falling asleep behind the wheel.

If you have been the victim of a head-on collision and have suffered a great deal since the accident, then you should take legal action against the other driver.

The Right Response to Recklessness

It is simply wrong and dangerous for anyone to get behind the wheel of a car after they have been drinking. There is never any excuse for anyone to do this, and if the person who has hit you is found to have done this then you should seek compensation.

The same goes for people who drive while fatigued. This is an especially common occurrence among those who are making long-distance drives. There has been enough literature published and enough warnings issued against this kind of behavior. If someone finds that they are unable to stay awake or properly focus on the road, then they should pull off of it and rest. Any other course of action puts lives in danger.

Being in a head-on collision is a physically painful and deeply troubling ordeal. Many who have been through it describe the image of seeing lights suddenly approaching and hearing a crash. This can lead to trauma which might take years to recover from. You have the right and obligation to yourself to hire a New York auto accident lawyer and seek compensation for what you have endured.

Contact our legal team at Levine and Wiss today.