Head On Collisions
Fatal crashes claimed nearly 2,500 lives on Florida interstates, highways and rural roads in 2013. Of all the types of car accidents, head on collisions are the most violent and cause the greatest number of traffic deaths. When a car and a truck or a mid-size sedan and a subcompact collide, the laws of physics work against the driver and his or her passengers. The vehicle that weighs more hits the lighter vehicle with greater force, pushing the lighter vehicle backwards, with increased risk of severe injury or death to the occupants.
A number of factors contribute to a head on collision, many of them preventable, including drunk driving, distracted driving and speeding. If you or a loved one has been severely injured or wrongfully killed in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact a lawyer at the Baird Law Group to find out if you have a valid claim.
Injuries Resulting From a Head On Collision
Due to the sheer force of a head on collision, injuries tend to be severe, including:
- Brain damage, including concussions
- Head injury
- Fractures of the rib, wrist, arm or leg
- Spinal cord injury
- Car accident death
Causes of a Head On Collision
One of the most common causes of a head on collision is crossing the median, resulting from driver inattention or driving under the influence of alcohol or prescription drugs. A driver may get confused and go the wrong way on exit ramps, causing a head on collision.
A motorist can lose control due to excessive speed or weather conditions, or run off the road due to a tire malfunction. Some motorists pass when they should not, or fall asleep at the wheel, drifting over the center line.
Our attorneys investigate the causes of a head on collision thoroughly, including checking if the airbag deployed. If it did not and should have, we may be able to pursue a defective product claim from the manufacturer, as well as damages due to reckless driving.
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If you or a family member has been involved in a head on collision caused by motorist negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses, including wages lost over the months you cannot work, significant medical expenses and pain and suffering. Contact a personal injury lawyer at the Baird Law Group to schedule a free initial consultation.