Head On Collision Boynton Beach
Any automobile accident can cause a serious injury in Boynton Beach. Head on collisions are even more dangerous, because the cars are traveling toward each other - sometimes at a high rate of speed - so the impact is essentially twice as serious. In other words, the speed of the two cars combines to make the impact greater than it would have been if only one car was involved or if the cars were traveling the same distance. With a head on collision in Boynton Beach, the driver, passengers, and bystanders can all suffer very serious injuries or even death.
Because of the complexities and extent of likely injuries in a head on collision, victims are encouraged to seek legal information if they have been involved in a head on crash. Boynton Beach victims can call the attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky for an evaluation of their particular situation and for consultations of how to proceed with their case.Crashes in Boynton Beach
Automobile accidents happen every day in the United States. Last year, there were almost 400,000 traffic accidents in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. There were 1,569 crashes in Boynton Beach alone last year.
Any accident can cause injury, but head on collisions are more likely to cause serious injuries than other types of accidents. Obviously, one of the most common reasons for a head on collision is when one car strays into oncoming lanes of traffic. Head on collisions are more likely to take place on narrow roads where opposite lanes are directly adjacent to each other, with no barrier between them. The risk of a head on collision in Boynton also increases when a driver is distracted, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or when the driver is fatigued.
According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 4.2 percent of fatal head on collisions happen when a car is passing another on an undivided two lane road; 23 percent of fatal head on collisions happen when drivers are traveling around curves; 68 percent of fatal head on collisions happen when drivers are traveling straight; 75 percent of head on collisions happen on two-lane roads that are undivided; and 75 percent of head on collisions happen on rural roadways.Impact of Head On Collisions
Because head on collisions absorb the impact of both vehicles, they often occur at high speeds. In other words, if two cars are traveling at 40 miles per hour each, a head on collision carries the impact of 80 miles per hour. That means that anyone involved in a head on collision in Boynton Beach may suffer broken bones, cuts, abrasions, muscle/tendon/ligament damage, neck or back injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, facial or hand injuries, or even death.
Anyone who has been in a head on collision may incur medical costs, both immediate and long term. They may need ongoing therapy or medications, medical equipment, hospital care, or other medical attention, and may be entitled to recoup the costs of those treatments. Victims may also be able to recover damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, and funeral or burial costs.
Only a qualified, experienced attorney can weigh your individual case and help craft a strategy to get the compensation you deserve.Frankl & Kominsky
The law firm of Frankl & Kominsky has wide experience in representing all types of accident victims, including those who have suffered in head on collisions. Our attorneys know how debilitating and difficult it can be to deal with injuries, and we work hard to bring perpetrators to justice.
If you or a loved one in Boynton Beach was the victim of a head on automobile collision, Frankl & Kominsky can help. Call at (855) 800-8000 or fill out our online form for a free consultation. We serve clients in South Florida communities such as Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, and Palm Beach Gardens. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole.