Are you surprised to learn that head-on collisions are the most likely to be fatal accidents? As a result, it is a good idea for every driver to understand how these accidents most often happen and how they can be prevented. If you have been injured in any type of car or vehicle accident, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now for a free legal consultation.
Common Causes of Head-On Collisions
Though a head-on collision can happen for just about any reason, they are often the result of one of the following:
- Drivers driving the wrong way on a street or highway ramp
- Aggressive driving including speeding around turns, passing in unsafe places, and street racing
- Distracted driving including turning around to talk to people in the backset or using a cell phone
- Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who are extremely fatigued
- Mechanical failure of one of the involved vehicles
You can see right away that many of these can be prevented – don’t drive drunk, don’t drive aggressively, and do not drive if you are extremely tired. Have your vehicle tuned up to help find any potential mechanical failures and make sure you never, ever use your cell phone while driving. You cannot prevent others on the road from breaking these rules but you can do your own part not to be the cause of a head-on collision.
The Most Common Injuries in Head-On Collisions
The bad news is that head-on collisions are often the most violent and deadly of collisions. The better news is that they are not the most common type of accident. Injuries that can stem from this type of accident can include literally any injury you can imagine, but the most common ones are concussions or other brain injuries, fractures, spinal cord injuries, and death.
What to Do if You or a Loved One Was in a Head-On Collision
If you had a loved one who lost their life in a head-on collision then your next call should be to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 because you may have grounds for a wrongful death case. There is no amount of money that will bring your loved one back but holding the at-fault part responsible can help bring closure – and the money can help pay for funeral and burial expenses, the lost income from the deceased family member, and other financial issues that come with losing a loved one.
If you have survived a head-on collision but were seriously injured, then we welcome your call to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. We can provide a free legal consultation during which we will take the time to understand your case and what your best options are. We can lay out a plan to move forward and if we decide to take your case, we will do so with no upfront costs to you. Call now to get started.