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Common Causes of Head on Collisions

Head On Collision Philly Justice

Of all the many types of auto accidents that can occur, a head-on collision is one of the most dangerous. When two vehicles crash are moving towards one another from opposite directions and crash into one another, the force of impact is dramatically increased and there is far greater potential for the occupants of both vehicles to sustain life-threatening injuries.  The statistics on these crashes bear this out: they are responsible for a full 10% of all driving deaths.  The reason for the high fatality rate is connected to the nature of the injuries that are suffered – passengers are at risk for catastrophic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Fortunately, head-on collisions are relatively rare — only two percent of all accidents —as drivers are often able to swerve out of the way and avoid them. But if someone you love has been injured or killed in this type of collision, you need the help of experienced, aggressive personal injury lawyers to make sure that they get the help and compensation that they deserve. The lawyers at Philly Justice can help.

There are a number of reasons why head-on collisions happen. In most cases they take place on rural roads or undivided two-lane roads where it is possible for a vehicle to cross into the opposing traffic’s lane. In some cases, this is purposeful, as when a driver is trying to pass slow-moving traffic but does not execute the maneuver appropriately. In other cases, the crossover into oncoming traffic is inadvertent and caused by the driver being drunk or distracted, falling asleep behind the wheel, or driving in bad weather conditions. In some cases, a head-on collision is a matter of a driver operating their vehicle recklessly and failing to maintain control or disobeying the laws and traffic signals.

Each of these examples can result in death or serious injury to the person who caused the accident, and also to those who are in the unfortunate position of having been in the driver’s path. These victims often die or suffer a range of injuries, including:

  • Airbag injuries and abrasions
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Concussion
  • Dental damage
  • Head trauma
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Neck and back injuries

If you or someone that you love has been a victim of a head-on collision, then you are well aware that the long-term effect can be devastating. Medical bills, lost wages, chronic pain and emotional trauma are just a few of the damages that can result. The personal injury lawyers at Philly Justice are here to help you get the compensation that you need to help you with all of the harm and costs that you face, and to help you put your life back together. We are passionate about getting victims the justice they deserve in the face of negligence. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.