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Two Fatal Accidents in Massachusetts Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Head-on Collisions

Head-on collisions are one of the most dangerous types of personal injury accidents that a Massachusetts resident can suffer. They often happen at high speed and are very sudden, resulting in devastating injuries. It is not uncommon for passengers or drivers to be ejected from the vehicle due to the force of the impact or to suffer life-threatening injuries. As compassionate Massachusetts car accident attorneys, the legal professionals at Mass Injury Group are prepared to assist you and your family during this traumatic event and to ensure that you receive the fair outcome that you deserve.

Recently, two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision in Littleton, according to local reports. The crash occurred in the early morning hours on Route 2A in Littleton. The vehicles involved on the Ayer Road crash were a Honda Pilot and a Mazda CX5. A driver of one of the vehicles was a man in his 40s who was taken to a hospital by first responders. He later died at the hospital as a result of the injuries that he sustained. The other driver was a woman in her 20s who experienced non-life-threatening injuries. She was still taken to the hospital for a checkup and to ensure that she was ok.

Another report states that a man in Fall River died in what appears to be a single-vehicle accident near Exit 15 on Route 93. Although authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident, it is possible that the man was attempting to avoid a head-on collision with another vehicle causing him to veer into the guardrail. The man was found outside of the vehicle and died at the scene of the accident. Some accidents happen as a result of driver’s trying to avoid colliding with other vehicles, particularly if the other vehicle is crossing the centerline or fails to yield the right of way.

If you were the victim of a head-on crash or an accident that resulted from trying to avoid a head-on crash, you may be entitled to compensation. Under Massachusetts law, drivers are required to use adequate care and skill when operating a motor vehicle. This involves staying in the appropriate lane spaces, using turn signals, traveling at a safe speed, and taking into consideration any other variables that affect the safe operation of their vehicles.

To obtain compensation in a personal injury accident, you must show that the other driver failed to operate his or her vehicle according to this standard. Some common causes of head-on collisions include road rage, drunk driving, distracted driving, and driving under the influence of prescription medications. Demonstrating that the other driver failed to operate his or her vehicle with adequate care and skill can be more difficult to accomplish in an accident that results from a near-head-on collision because in many instances the other driver does not stop at the scene of the accident. There are still ways for you to track down the other driver, which a seasoned Massachusetts personal injury lawyer can help you explore.

If you were hurt in a car accident, you deserve knowledgeable and responsive legal representation. At Mass Injury Group, we know that nothing can truly make you whole again after a painful and avoidable care accident, but receiving compensation for your injuries and damages can make a significant difference in your financial stress. We offer a free consultation to help you explore your potential legal action and rights. Call us now at 617-263-0060 or contact us online to get started.

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