Defined as an accident that involves the front of two vehicles colliding into one another, head on collisions are considered to be one of the most dangerous types of auto accidents that a motorist can encounter.
Approximately 1 out of every 50 auto accidents in the United States is a head-on collision. While this number may not seem like a lot, due to the energy exerted in these types of crashes, head-on collisions are the most likely type of car accident to result in wrongful death and other serious injuries - with some accident victims facing serious, life changing injuries that require constant 24 hour medical care.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a head-on collision caused by another driver, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover damages related to your injury, which can include medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and property damage.
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Causes of Head-On Crashes
Most head-on collisions occur when two vehicles moving in opposite directions collide bumper to bumper. However, a head on accident can also occur when one vehicle hits a fixed object - like a telephone pole or tree, straight on - with most of these crashes being caused by driver negligence.
Some of the most typical situations that cause a head-on collision can include:
- Poor passing judgment
- Taking a corner at a fast speed
- Turning into the path of on-coming traffic
- A motorist falling asleep while behind the wheel
- Making a wide turn around a blind bend
- Failure to follow road signs
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Low visibility due to poor weather conditions
- Tire blowouts
- Construction and altered traffic patterns
- Debris, animals or other obstacles on the road
As there are many irresponsible motorists on our roads, it's important to drive defensively at all times, and whenever possible, to be aware of any other vehicles that are close to your own.
Common Accident Injuries
While the severity of personal injuries sustained in any car accident can depend on a number of factors, frontal-type collisions usually result in devastating injuries for those involved.
Some of the most common head-on collision injuries include:
- Brain injury
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injury, including paralysis
- Broken bones
Following an accident, it's important to try and obtain the contact information from any witnesses of the accident, along with any other details pertaining to the incident. These details may be able to provide important information that can used in a lawsuit, and are often quickly forgotten after the accident scene has been cleared.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a head on collision that was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation for any costs associated with your injury. Alternatively, if a loved one was killed in any auto collision, you may be also able to file a wrongful death claim - which can help to obtain justice for the deceased victim and potentially ensure the dependents of the deceased have financial stability.
Having obtained favorable verdicts and settlements for thousands of clients, the injury lawyers at Gordon & Doner we have the experience to help guide you through the injury litigation process, and will fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation.
To learn more about Florida head-on collision lawsuits or to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation with one of our auto accident attorneys , contact our head on collision attorney today at 1 (855) 722-2552.
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