When two cars moving in opposite directions collide head on then that is described as a head on collision. These types of accidents are rare but when they happen it is often on two lane roads that move traffic in opposite directions.
Generally, rear-end collisions and sideswiping happen more frequently compared to head on collisions.
Article By Auto Accident Lawyer David Granat
The front seat passengers are positioned closer to the powerful impact forces in head-on collisions. That is why the front seat passengers and driver are more exposed to getting serious or fatal injuries. Victims of such accidents can get legal relief by suing. You will need the help of an experienced head-on collision lawyer that can investigate the scene of the accident to identify the negligent party that caused it.
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Causes Of Head On Collisions
Most times all you need to avoid a head on collision is pay attention on the road and drive at a speed that makes it easier to maneuver your vehicle. Some of the main causes of these accidents include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Fatigued drivers
- Reckless operation of a vehicle
- tire blowout
- Potholes and other road defects
- Brake failure
- Failing to yield to oncoming traffic
However, sometimes a driver can cause a head-on collision accident because of miscalculations. For example, taking a curve too fast can result in such an accident. Other common miscalculations:
- Pushing a vehicle onto oncoming traffic
- Making a left-turn at an intersection
- Driving the wrong way
- Driving where roads are curved
- Passing another car on a two lane road
A driver may also cause a head on collision on a two lane road because of overcorrection. This is when the driver pulls the steering wheel to the left to avoid moving off the road, but end up encroaching into the opposing lane. Drivers that are distracted or impaired by alcohol or drugs are very likely to overcorrect in such a situation. Due to the massive impact created in a head on collision, your vehicle will definitely experience significant damage. If the accident was the fault of a negligent driver, you will need to file a personal injury lawsuit to get the compensation you deserve.
Common Head On Collision Injuries
The type of injury someone suffers in a head on collision depends on the severity of the collision. In most cases, the cars involved in a head on collision often move at high speeds. Some of the head on collision injuries include:
- Loss of limbs
- Broken or fractured bones
- Neck injury
- Brain injuries
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