Head-On Car Accidents Often Lead to Serious Injuries Including Brain and Neck Injuries

There’s no question about it: No one wants to be involved in a car accident. There is no such thing as a good car accident. That said, there are some that worse than others. Particularly, a head-on car accident is more likely to lead to serious injuries such as brain and neck injuries compared to other accidents. Keep reading to learn why and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident.

The physics of car accidents

When two cars are traveling at each other and collide, there is a high likelihood of serious accidents. Why? Because each one is moving forward in opposite directions and are likely traveling at high speeds. Each driver and their passengers can be thrown forward. This may get them out of their seats, or just against their seatbelts if they are smart enough to wear them. When two cars are traveling toward each other and collide, the force of the impact is equal to the total of both of their speeds – effectively, it doubles the danger.

The most common causes of head-on collisions

The most common reason that drivers get into head-on collisions is because one of them was driving down a street, highway, or road in the wrong lane or the wrong way. This can be an accident when a person does not realize that the road is a one-way, or it can be the result of a person driving when on drugs, after drinking, or when too drowsy to safely drive.

Reduce your chances of being involved in a head-on car accident

It is often the case that there is nothing you can do to entirely prevent a head-on collision. However, there are steps you can take to stay safer. First, make sure that you are alert and always paying attention to your surroundings. If you are on roads that you are not familiar with, make sure you are paying attention to the road. If you see headlights coming toward you when you are on a one-way, pull over and let them have the road. Even if they are in the wrong, it may be up to you to prevent the accident.

What to do if you are the victim of a head-on collision

Have you been injured in a head-on collision? Whether it was with a car, motorcycle, truck, bus, or other type of vehicle, there may be recourse for you. If you are like the many people involved in these accidents who suffered from serious injuries then you are likely to have a lifetime of medical bills and other accident-related costs. If the accident was not your fault then why should you be responsible for paying for this?

At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we believe that you shouldn’t. That’s why we’re happy to start with a free legal consultation. If you have grounds for a case and we take it, then you can expect to pay nothing until we win your case. If we don’t win your case then you don’t pay. There is no risk so call us today!