Injured in a Head-On Car Accident Collision?
How Do Head-On CollisionsHappen?
One of the most dreaded of all automobile crashes is the head-on collision.
According to the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials, “A head-on crash typically occurs when a vehicle crosses a centerline or a median and crashes into an approaching vehicle.
A head-on crash can also occur when a driver knowingly or unknowingly travels the wrong way in a traffic lane. Head-on crashes occur as a result of a driver's inadvertent actions—as with run-off-road (ROR) encroachments—or deliberate actions—e.g., executing a passing maneuver on a two-lane road.
Common Injuries Associated with Head-On Collisions
The injuries suffered from a head-on collision can be devastating and even fatal. Driver and passenger injuries are often reported. Unfortunately, we here in beautiful and serene Hernando County are not immune from the destruction these terrible auto accidents cause. The attorneys at Lowman Law Firm know very well the detriments to individuals and families caused by the carelessness and recklessness of other drivers.
5 Common life-altering injuries from a head-on crash:
- Cranial Injuries and Lacerations
- Brain Damage
- Thoracic Injuries, Bruising and Difficulty Breathing
If you are injured in a head-on collision or any other type of automobile wreck, call our attorneys as soon as you can. Lowman Law Firm’s attorneys are well-versed, experienced, tenacious and compassionate.
6 More Stats to Consider When Thinking About Head-End Collisions...
Again, according to the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials, “The 1999 statistics from the Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) indicate that 18 percent of noninterchange, nonjunction fatal crashes were two vehicles colliding head-on. The percentage was the same for 1997 and 1998 data. In addition, these data reveal that:
- 75 percent of head-on crashes occur on rural roads,
- 75 percent of head-on crashes occur on undivided two-lane roads, and
- 83 percent of two-lane undivided road crashes occur on rural roads.”
One does not need be on an Interstate for these wrecks to happen, and as you can see, they most often happen on rural roads. Part of the charm of our little town and county is its wealth of country roads. Always exercise utmost care when navigating the beauty of our countryside. Do not pass dangerously, always obey speed limits and always wear your seat belts.
- Keep vehicles from encroaching into the opposite lane.
- Minimize the likelihood of a car crashing into an oncoming vehicle.
- Reduce the severity of crashes that occur.
In the terrible event of a head-on collision, when you are able, always contact an attorney. Lowman Law Firm can help you seek justice and compensation if you feel you have been the victim of another’s recklessness.