Head-on collisions refer to a car accident in which two vehicles that are travelling in opposite directions collide front bumper to front bumper. A head-on crash can also occur when a car runs head first straight into a fixed object.
In a study released by the US Dept. of Transportation, it was noted that these types of crashes are often used by government and motor vehicle safety authority crash labs to determine the crash-worthiness of a vehicle.
The reason for this is simply because the human-element is often taken out of the equation when a head on crash occurs, and once that is removed from the situation, there are essentially no "good" or "bad" drivers that can influence the outcome.
At that point, quite often it is the design of the vehicle that then determines if someone survives the impact or not.
With approximately one out of every 50 car crashes in the United States that can be classified as a head-on collision - and these types of accidents being the most likely type of auto accident to result in wrongful death - it is important for drivers throughout Arizona to drive defensively and always be on the alert.
If you or a loved one has been injured or a fatality as a result of a head-on accident, you may be entitled to compensation if you are not the driver that caused the collision.
To find out if you may be eligible to recover compensation for damages related to your injury, please fill out the form to the right - it's FREE!
Causes of Head-On Collisions
Some of the most typical situations that can lead to a head-on collision can include:
- Debris, animals or other obstacles in the road
- Construction and altered traffic patterns
- Tire blowouts
- Low visibility caused by poor weather conditions
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics
- Texting while driving
- Failing to follow road signs
- Making a wide turn around a blind bend in the road
- Turning into the path of on-coming traffic, usually down a one-way street
- Taking a corner at a fast speed
- Poor passing judgment
Admittedly, there can be many other factors that contribute to a collision that results in serious personal injury, but it is still important to remember that if you are driving on the roads of Arizona, to stay alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.
Common Head-On Crash Injuries
Head-on collisions typically result in more devastating and serious injuries than other types of car crashes. The severity of injuries after any car accident, not just head-on collisions, depends on the position of the passengers inside the vehicle, as well as the point of impact and the speed of all vehicles involved.
Some of the most common head-on collision injuries include:
- Burns and Lacerations
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis and permanent disability
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one has been involved in a head on crash that was NOT your fault, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the injuries you have received. Medical costs, outpatient treatment, loss of wages, pain and suffering and mental distress can often be catastrophic for many families.
Our team of attorneys can help to represent your rights in a court of law, and fight for your MAXIMUM compensation benefit.
Contacting Our Phoenix Head-On Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one were involved in a head-on collision caused by the actions of another driver, you may be able to collect compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, pain, suffering and other damages associated with your injuries.
With our central office located in Phoenix, we are licensed to practice law over the entire state of Arizona - having successfully prepared and litigated claims in Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale and Flagstaff just to name a few, we have the experience and resources to handle your injury litigation.
To learn more about Phoenix head-on crash lawsuits or to schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our car accident lawyers, call or text 1-800-706-3000. Our intake team will collect some of the details about your claim, and then quickly refer you to one of our attorneys - it's that easy!