Collision Facts – Head On Crashes
Of the millions of motor vehicle accidents that occur in the United States each year, high speed head-on collisions are reknown for being one of the leading causes of driver and/or passenger death in any design of vehicle that is involved in this type of crash.
In fact, many of the 848 traffic fatalities that occurred in Alabama in 2009 were attributed to this type of collision, with head-on crashes often being acknowledged as the most fatal type of all automotive-related accidents.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a head-on accident that was caused by the negligence of another motorist, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for any injuries that they may have sustained in the crash – which may also include filing a wrongful death lawsuit, if those involved were killed in the collision.
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The Definition Of A Head On Crash
A head-on crash occurs when two automobiles that are moving in opposite directions collide, causing their front bumpers to directly strike one another. In some cases, when a vehicle hits a fixed object – such as a light post or tree – this type of crash is also considered to be a head on or frontal collision.
Common Causes Of Frontal Collisions
In most instances, this type of collision occurs when a car crosses over a median or centerline, and into the path of oncoming traffic, causing a sever crash with multitudes of potential damage.
Due to such a drastic accident, the majority of Alabama head on collisions are generally caused by a driver’s negligence. Motorists who drift across a centerline or median while operating a motor vehicle indicate a severe level of misjudgment, negligence, and/or error took place.
Some other causes of head on accidents may include (but are not limited to):
- Aggressive lane changes
- Construction and/or altered traffic patterns
- Debris, such as potholes or other hindrances on the road
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to follow all road signage
- General negligence
- Limited visibility due to weather
- Overcorrection when making a turn
- Poor judgment while passing another vehicle
- Taking a turn too wide, fast, or recklessly
- Tire blowouts and other vehicle malfunctions
While there are other, additional causes that can create a head on collision, it’s important to for Alabama drivers to recognize these primary reasons, and to help prevent them from becoming an injury statistic.
Types Of Injuries
Despite variable factors such as speed and road conditions having a direct impact on the severity of these types of crashes, the injuries associated with head on accidents are commonly much more acute when compared to side impact or rear end type collisions.
The following are the most typical injuries associated with frontal collisions:
- Broken Bones
- Cuts and Puncture Damages
- Crush Injuries
- Head and Neck Injuries
- Facial Injuries
- Internal Organ Damage
- Open Wounds
- Soft Tissue Injuries (including whiplash)
- Spinal Cord Damage
- Traumatic Brain Injury
If you or a loved one has experienced any of the above injuries following a head on crash in Alabama, the auto accident attorney from Citrin Law Firm has the experience and determination to help guide you through the personal injury litigation process.
Need Help? Contact Our Attorneys Today
Accidents happen in a split second, but the resulting injuries can last a lifetime. Here at Citrin Law Firm we strongly believe that negligent drivers must be held responsible for their actions, and will fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation.
With decades of experience and our primary office located in Mobile AL, we provide comprehensive legal solutions for injury victims in:
- Baldwin County
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…. and are ready to help you today.
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