Car accidents are dangerous and terrifying enough, but when the accident in question is a head-on collision, it is difficult to overstate the danger involved. Head-on collisions are among the deadliest on our roadways. If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in a head-on traffic accident, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced Central Texas personal injury attorney.
Head-On Collisions Defined
A head-on collision refers to an accident in which two vehicles that are moving in different directions collide with one another. While these dangerous accidents frequently take place at accelerated speeds, they can be almost as dangerous at lower speeds. These often-deadly collisions typically occur when one vehicle crosses into a lane of oncoming traffic and, thus, into the direct pathway of an approaching vehicle. Such errors can be caused by a variety of factors:
A driver who is distracted by anything other than driving safely
A driver who is impaired by alcohol, drugs, or exhaustion
A driver who carelessly passes another vehicle on a two-lane road or highway
The impact of a head-on collision is closely associated with rollover accidents that have a way of compounding injuries and of involving multiple vehicles on the roadway.
Injuries Commonly Associated with Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions are serious accidents that often cause serious injuries:
Lower-leg and Femur Injuries - The impact of a head-on accident can force vehicle occupants into instrument panels and knee bolsters, which frequently cause significant injuries to the lower extremities – even when victims have their seatbelts secured.
Torso Injuries - An accident involving two vehicles colliding head-on often leads to rib fractures that are closely associated with organ damage. These internal injuries can be especially dangerous because they are often asymptomatic and go undiagnosed until they have morphed into something that is even more dangerous and difficult to treat.
Neck Injuries - Neck injuries, including whiplash, are common to both rear-end and head-on collisions. The intense direct impact of these accidents can cause occupants’ heads to whip back and forth on their necks, which can lead to long-term health consequences and even to permanent disabilities.
Traumatic Brain Injuries - Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are serious injuries that are caused by blunt force to or a whipping motion of the head, which are both commonly associated with the impact of head-on collisions.
If You Have Been Injured in a Head-On Collision, Consult with an Experienced Central Texas Personal Injury Attorney Today
Head-on traffic accidents are some of the most dangerous and frightening accidents going, and if another driver’s negligence has left you or a loved one injured in such an accident, you need experienced legal counsel. Attorney Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Central Texas has the skill, dedication, and compassion to aggressively advocate for the compensation to which you are entitled and that you need to successfully follow the path toward a more complete recovery. For more information, please contact or call us at (254) 220-4225 today.