Head-on Car Accidents

Dec 28, 2017 @ 10:00 AM — by Rocky Walton

Two vehicles smashed at the front endsHead-on car accidents result in catastrophic personal injury that require immediate attention. Often, the victim of a head-on collision suffers permanent brain damage or has to undergo life-long treatment to relearn basic life skills. The party responsible for this type of accident should bear the cost of these services, so the injured victim can make as full a recovery as possible.

Let Roger “Rocky” Walton, PC in Burleson, TX help you get all the compensation you deserve when you are hurt by the negligent actions of another.

Why Are Head-on Collisions So Devastating?

Any car wreck has the potential to be deadly or to cause catastrophic injuries, but when two cars collide at high rates of speed, the force of impact is much greater than other types of accidents.

In fact, the speed of each vehicle is effectively “doubled” at the time of impact because each vehicle is going at a full rate of speed, but in a different direction.

There is usually little to no time to react or avoid a head-on collision, thus resulting in catastrophic injuries. Many reports show that auto accident fatalities happen more frequently with a head-on collision than any other type of a car wreck.

What Causes a Head-on Collision?

Car accidents of any type are often caused by the negligent or reckless driving habits of one or more drivers. With a head-on collision the accident can be caused by:

  • Distracted driving, which is defined as driving while engaging in any other activity that distracts the driver from the road. This can be by use of an electronic device while behind the wheel, taking one’s eyes off the road, turning to talk to passengers alongside the driver or in the back seat, reaching for objects in other areas of the vehicle, or any action that takes away from the attention needed to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Drunk driving.
  • Driving too fast, either in general or for the road and weather conditions.
  • Driver fatigue, which is common among drivers of big rigs and commercial trucks.

These types of accidents often result in head and neck trauma, spinal cord injury, broken bones, paralysis, and damage to internal organs. The recovery from these catastrophic injuries is long and may require physical therapy or rehabilitation.

In the most traumatic of cases, the victim may lose limbs, or even their life. In any event, victims of a head-on collisions may be entitled to receive compensation for their damages. Medical expenses, long term care costs, and lost wages are a small part of what you may be entitled to if you have been in an accident.

Where to Find Assistance with Head-on Car Accidents

Roger “Rocky” Walton has experience helping people hurt in car accidents. We know how to pursue a full and fair recovery, and hold the responsible driver accountable for negligent actions. Contact us online or call our office at (817) 429-4299.

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