Head on Collision
A head-on collision is one of the worst distracted driving accidents you could suffer. It happens when a car and its occupants face another vehicle head-on in a crash. It is distinguishable from say, a head-on motorcycle collision.
A passenger car or other enclosed vehicle will always afford those within the car more protection than a person on foot, or on a motorbike would. But still, they are deadly scary.
A car accident head-on crash is a traffic collision in which the front ends of two, or more vehicles hit each other in opposite directions. So this differs from a side collision or rear-ender accident in many ways.
For example, the full force of both vehicles gets transferred into the car and its occupants. The causes of head-on collisions are many. These wrecks are typical of a distracted driving case.
We do know that many frontal crashes are a result of DUI's and other forms of distracted driving. It is much easier for an inattentive or occupied driver to drift into an oncoming lane. And voila, we have a violent crash with injuries and maybe fatalities.
What are the Head on Collision Statistics?
Statistics can never be exact because not all crashes become public record.
But the upside is that:
- Merely 2% of reported crashes are head-on collisions.
The downside is that:
- Frontal collisions exceed 10% of all driving deaths.
- Head on crashes reportedly account for 13% of all reported rural fatalities.
What are The Most Common Injuries in Head-On Collisions?
Vehicle ejections are not uncommon in a head-on crash. Nore is banging your face, shoulders, and head on objects inside the cab. These are among the most violent of all traffic-related accidents due to the G-Forces, vehicle weights and speeds.
The most common injuries from head-on collisions include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Broken or crushed skull
- Paralysis and nerve damage
Why Should You Call Ehline Law Firm?
The experienced head-on collision lawyers at Ehline Law Firm are committed to holding wrongdoers who drive inappropriately accountable under negligence law.
Our attorneys are well versed in Vehicle Code, negligence law, safety doctrines and more. Also, we have vast experience handling personal injury claims like yours.
We can leverage our knowledge, skill, and training against the most dedicated and aggressive adversary. Our advocates negotiate from a position of strength. Legal pros at Ehline Law Firm use our swagger and technique to place your case in the pole position.
So if you or your loved one suffered a frontal crash, call our office today for a free consultation or fill out the contact form today or phone us at (213) 596-9642.