Did you know that most head-on vehicle accidents are avoidable? Often, drunk driving, distracted driving and/or driver inattention causes these types of crashes. You should avoid doing all of these things, as head-on accidents often have disastrous outcomes.
In fact, a study conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) over a five-year period found that drivers had blood alcohol content (BAC) of more than twice the legal limit in 59 percent of head-on collisions.
Head-on accidents are infrequent, but when they do occur, they are violent—often they lead to death and serious personal injuries.
Unfortunately, on August 27, three people were seriously injured following a head-on crash in Manchester. According to WKRN-TV, the crash occurred on Volunteer Parkway near the intersection of Arnold Center Road.
The station reported that Haley Whitsell, 21, veered into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle driven by 52-year-old Thomas Duliba. The accident remains under investigation, and no further details were released.
WKRN reported that Whitsell was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. Duliba was transported to Manchester Medical Center, but after his arrival, he had to be flown to Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga for treatment. A passenger in Duliba’s car also had to be treated at Manchester Medical.
CAN I FILE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT FOLLOWING A VEHICLE ACCIDENT?
Whenever a victim has to be airlifted following a vehicle accident, it is usually a sign of serious, possibly catastrophic personal injuries. These injuries can include the loss of limbs, broken bones, spinal cord injuries and/or brain injuries.
Often, catastrophic injuries result in the need for long-term health care for victims of vehicle accidents. This treatment can be incredibly expensive, as physical therapy and rehabilitation costs can be astronomical over time.
If you have been seriously injured in a vehicle accident or are caring for a loved one who has been, contact our Nashville injury attorney today. He can help you file a personal injury lawsuit, which can be used to help you pay for healthcare costs, as well as pain and suffering.
Stanley A. Davis has a proven record of accomplishment when it comes to collecting compensation for injury victims, which can be viewed by visiting our verdict and settlements page.
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