According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 1 out of every 50 motor vehicle accidents throughout the United States is classified as a head on collision. While this may seem insignificant statistically, head on collisions are the most dangerous of any type of auto accident, resulting in the most traffic fatalities as well as the most severe associated injuries. Arizona drivers must be aware of the serious danger linked to head on collisions.
Wrongful death claims are most commonly seen in head on collisions in Arizona. Due to the high impact of these types of crashes, motorist and passengers are typically unable to survive the force of the motor vehicle crash. As a result, Arizona drivers must utilize defensive driving at all times when navigating the roads and highways throughout the state.
Phillips Law Group believes that negligent motorists must be held responsible for the damages and injuries that they cause to innocent accident victims. If you or a loved one has suffered damages from a head on collision in Arizona, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Contact an Arizona auto accident attorney today for help.
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Causes of Head On Collisions
The Arizona Department of Transportation recorded over 100,000 motor vehicle crashes in 2011. Traffic collisions can be truly life changing to those involved. When a head on crash occurs, the associated injuries are typically very severe, often requiring medical care. Due to the widespread impact of these types of accidents, Arizona motorists must be aware of what causes these crashes in an attempt to avoid them.
The following are some of the most common causes of head on collisions:
- Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Turning around a corner at high speeds
- Neglecting to adhere to traffic signs, rules, and regulations
- Improper judgment when passing another vehicle
- Wide turns around a bend with a blind spot
- Obstacles in the road such as debris or animals
- Tire blowout
- Adverse weather conditions limiting visibility
- Turning into oncoming traffic
- Altered traffic patterns due to construction
While these are the most common causes, a wide range of factors may contribute to a head on accident. Any situation where two vehicles collide when moving in opposite directions, or when a vehicle hits a fixed object, are all considered head on collisions.
If you or a loved one has endured a head on collision, you may be entitled to funds to help you to recover from your losses. Contact one of our Arizona car crash lawyers to learn more.
Injuries Due to Head On Collisions
Wrongful death is generally linked to head on collisions. This connection is made due to the intense severity of impact in these kinds of crashes. When two vehicles collide head on, especially when traveling at high speeds, the damages are brutal. Nevertheless, a number of factors contribute to the level of injuries those involved sustain. For instance, the point of impact, vehicle speed, and the position of the passengers inside of the car all will affect the outcome of the accident.
Regardless of these outside factors, however, injuries due to head on collisions commonly require medical attention. If you have been involved in this kind of crash, you must seek medical care as soon as possible. Some of the most common injuries associated with head on crashes include but are not limited to:
- Head and Neck Injury
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Brain Injury
Phillips Law Group is here to guide you through the litigation process. If you have been injured, you deserve adequate compensation to help you and your loved one recover.
An Experienced Arizona Car Accident Lawyer is Here to Help
Arizona is home to a growing population and congested roads and highways. As a result, the number of auto accidents continues to be an issue for the state and its residents. Phillips Law Group strongly believes that Arizona residents must be protected by the law. In an effort to seek justice for all Arizona motorists, our attorneys work tirelessly to safeguard your individual rights.
With offices in Arizona, San Diego, and Utah, our firm is able to offer nationwide legal help. Complete a Free Case Review today to get started.