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Being involved in a car accident can be a frightening experience, regardless of its type and severity.  Whether it’s a minor fender-bender or a major collision, accidents can result in injuries, medical bills, and lost income.  However, one of the most devastating types of accidents that occur in Minnesota is a head-on collision.  These collisions often cause severe injuries, have life-altering consequences, and in some situations, fatalities.

Our lawyers have represented numerous clients and their families throughout the years who have been injured in head-on collisions in Minnesota.  With years of experience and a deep understanding of Minnesota personal injury law, we are here to help you navigate the complexities of your case and secure the compensation you deserve.

Here, we’ll examine what head-on collisions entail, their common causes, and your legal rights following such an incident.  Additionally, we’ll explore how Nelson Personal Injury can support you during the aftermath of a head-on collision.

Understanding Head-On Car Accidents:

Head-on car accidents in Minnesota occur when two vehicles collide directly with each other.  The impact occurs with the front of both vehicles.  These accidents often occur at high speeds, frequently on highways, and almost always result in severe injuries and extensive property damage.  These accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, including:

Driver Negligence: Driver carelessness or negligence is the most common cause of head-on collisions in Minnesota.  Negligence occurs when a driver owes a duty to others on the road to operate their vehicle safely, and breaches that duty through some action or inaction.  Failure to obey traffic laws, distracted driving, drowsy driving, and speeding are common forms of driver negligence that can lead to head-on collisions.

Poor Road Conditions: Minnesota’s harsh winter weather often leads to hazardous road and driving conditions that may lead to head-on collisions.  Icy roads and snow-covered roads are commonplace in Minnesota, leading to not only vehicles losing control and crossing the centerline, but also to driver’s being unable to see road and lane dividers and inadvertently driving into on-coming traffic.

Driving Under the Influence:  Driving under the influence (DUI) is another prevalent cause of head-on collisions in Minnesota.  Such action poses significant risks to motorists on Minnesota’s roads.  When individuals operate vehicles while impaired by alcohol or drugs, their ability to maintain control and make sound judgments is severely compromised.  This impairment often leads to erratic driving behaviors such as swerving into oncoming traffic lanes, ignoring traffic signals, or drifting across the centerline, resulting in catastrophic head-on collisions.

Regardless of the cause, head-on car accidents can have devastating consequences for those involved and their families.  Severe injuries are common following head on collisions, often including:

Traumatic Brain Injuries:  Head-on collisions in Minnesota can result in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).  These injuries occur when the head sustains severe trauma during the impact, leading to varying degrees of damage to the brain.  From mild cognitive impairments to profound deficits, TBIs can profoundly affect an individual’s quality of life.  Symptoms may include memory loss, speech difficulties, visual impairments, and challenges with cognitive functions.  Victims of head-on collisions may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation to address the long-term effects of these traumatic injuries.


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Fractures and Broken Bones:  In head-on collisions, the force of impact can exert tremendous pressure on the body, often resulting in multiple fractures and broken bones.  Victims may sustain fractures to the arms, legs, ribs, pelvis, or spine, depending on the nature of the collision and the position of the individual at the time of impact.  These injuries can range from simple fractures to complex compound fractures that require surgical intervention.  Recovery from broken bones may involve immobilization, physical therapy, and rehabilitation to regain strength and mobility.  The physical and emotional toll of these injuries can be significant, impacting a person’s ability to work, perform daily activities, and enjoy their usual quality of life.

Spinal Cord Injuries:  Head-on collisions pose a significant risk of spinal cord injuries due to the extreme force involved between the vehicles.  These injuries can result in damage to the delicate spinal cord, leading to partial or complete paralysis below the site of injury. Victims may experience loss of sensation, motor function, and control over bodily functions, depending on the severity and location of the spinal cord damage.  Spinal cord injuries can have profound and lifelong consequences, requiring extensive medical intervention, rehabilitation, and adaptive equipment to manage daily life.  The emotional and financial burden of these injuries can be overwhelming for victims and their families, necessitating comprehensive legal support to seek rightful compensation for their losses and ongoing care.

Psychological and Emotional Trauma:  Beyond the physical injuries sustained in head-on collisions, victims often endure profound psychological and emotional trauma.  The sudden and violent nature of these accidents can lead to feelings of fear, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Witnessing or experiencing the trauma of a head-on collision can trigger intense emotional responses, including flashbacks, nightmares, and a sense of heightened vulnerability.  Additionally, victims may struggle with depression, mood swings, and difficulty coping with everyday life.  The emotional toll of these injuries can be just as debilitating as the physical ones, impacting relationships, work performance, and overall well-being. Seeking professional counseling and support is crucial for addressing the psychological effects of a head-on collision and rebuilding a sense of stability and resilience.

Financial Burden On Victims And Their Families:

The financial burden on individuals involved in head-on collisions in Minnesota can be staggering, often encompassing various expenses that accrue rapidly following the accident.  Medical bills constitute a significant portion of this burden, encompassing expenses for emergency room visits, surgeries, hospital stays, medication, and ongoing rehabilitative treatments.  Depending on the severity of injuries sustained, victims may require long-term medical care, and physical therapy, leading to medical expenses that can quickly deplete savings and place strain on a family’s finances.

Additionally, lost wages due to temporary or permanent disability resulting from the collision can compound the financial hardship, leaving victims struggling to cover basic living expenses and support their families.

Beyond immediate expenses, the financial repercussions of head-on collisions can extend far into the future, impacting victims’ earning potential, career advancement, and overall financial stability.  Prolonged recovery periods, disabilities, and ongoing medical treatments may prevent individuals from returning to work or performing their job duties at pre-accident levels, resulting in diminished income and reduced earning capacity.

Why Choose Nelson Personal Injury?

At Nelson Personal Injury, we understand the challenges you and your family may be facing in the aftermath of a head-on car accident.  Our goal is to alleviate your burden by providing expert legal guidance and aggressive representation every step of the way.  Here’s why you should choose us to help you with your case:

Experience: With years of experience handling Minnesota personal injury cases, our attorneys have a proven track record of success in obtaining favorable results for our clients.

Personalized Attention: We believe in treating every client with the compassion, respect, and individualized attention they deserve.  Every case is unique, and we will listen to you to understand your situation and tailor our approach to meet your specific needs and goals.

Skilled Negotiation: Our attorneys have decades of experience negotiating with insurance companies.  Our attorneys work tirelessly to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company, ensuring that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.

Trial Readiness: While we strive to resolve cases through negotiation or mediation whenever possible, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.  Our team of trial attorneys has the expertise and resources to represent you in court.

How Nelson Personal Injury Can Help:

When you choose Nelson Personal Injury to represent you in your head-on car accident case, you can expect comprehensive legal support every step of the way. Here’s an overview of our process when you contact us:

Free Consultation:  We offer a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case and assess your legal options.  During this meeting, we will listen to your story, answer your questions, and provide honest, straightforward advice.

Investigation:  We will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident, gather evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts witnesses as needed to build a strong case on your behalf.

Legal Strategy:  Based on our investigation and assessment of your case, we will develop a tailored legal plan designed to achieve the best possible outcome for you.  Whether through negotiation or litigation, we will fight to protect your rights and interests.

Communication:  Throughout the legal process, we will keep you informed of any developments in your case and provide regular updates on our progress.  Our team is always available to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have along the way.  We will work with you to determine what communication method is best for you, and do all we can to make sure you understand not only what we are doing, but why we are doing it.

Resolution: Our ultimate goal is to secure a fair and just resolution to your case that provides you with the compensation you need to rebuild your life and move forward after your accident.

Call us today at  320-216-7651 or contact us online using our free and secure submission form. We are available 24/7 to assist you and offer FREE initial consultations.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on car accident in Minnesota, don’t wait to seek legal help.  Contact Nelson Personal Injury today to schedule your free consultation. Let us put our experience, dedication, and resources to work for you, so you can focus on your recovery while we handle the rest. We look forward to serving you.

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