We have been helping victims of car accidents since 1974
Car accidents are never easy to deal with, especially when that accident is a head-on collision. This type of accident usually occurs when one driver crosses the median, straight into the path of oncoming traffic. In other situations, a driver not obeying the rules of the road might speed through traffic stops and red lights, veering into another vehicle. Most happen on undivided two-lane roads or bridges, especially at night when visibility is much lower and lines in the road are harder to see. Some areas don’t keep up with their road maintenance, which again can make a head-on crash more likely.
No matter what the act of neglect was, you deserve compensation for your losses. You may be injured, unable to return to work for an indeterminate amount of time. You may have lost your vehicle as well, leaving you without reliable and consistent transportation to and from work, or medical appointments. Whether an accident has occurred on the busy I-95, a rural road, or the famously crowded Interstate 4, Pajcic & Pajcic can help.
Common causes of head-on collisions
While we cannot predict when and where an accident will happen, we can find out what neglectful behavior contributes to it. A head-on collision occurs when two cars traveling in opposite directions crash into each other. Accounting for close to 10% of automobile fatalities, head-on crashes usually occur at higher speeds, and thus are often fatal. More likely than not, these crashes occur due to:
- Distracted driving such as texting, grooming or eating behind the wheel
- Failing to overtake and pass another vehicle safely, often in a non-passing zone
- Driving too fast for conditions, such as rain, fog or traffic
- Drunk or impaired driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
When driving, it is important to pay attention to your own driving behaviors. The challenge arises when you have to look out for the behavior of others as well. There are many irresponsible drivers on our roadways, with little to no regard for the law or others’ safety on their minds.
Common injuries from a head-on collision
If not fatal, the injuries caused by a head-on collision can be devastating, and even life-altering. Broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and internal bleeding are just some of the complications that can follow. Seatbelts are designed to keep you as safe as possible. However, the force at which a driver or passenger is thrown around inside a vehicle can still cause serious injuries. Other injuries can include:
- Traumatic brain injuries such as concussions
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Herniated discs
- Development of post-traumatic stress disorder
- Broken bones
- Patients with heart problems can often go into traumatic cardiac arrest
- Development of anxiety disorders