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Head-On Collisions

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A head-on collision occurs when two cars traveling in opposite directions crash into each other. These auto accidents are among the most dangerous because the force of the impact is doubled due to the traveling speed of each vehicle. Therefore, even a relatively slow auto accident with each car traveling at just 25mph will result in a tremendous impact equal to the force of hitting a wall at 50mph. Considering that most people travel slightly above the speed limit, it is more likely that you will experience a 60-70 mph impact if involved in a head-on collision.

If you or a loved one was involved in a head-on collision and you believe negligence played a role in the accident, contact our experienced Cranston car accident attorney to discuss your legal options. We proudly offer free, initial consultations for all new and potential clients and we are happy to sit down with you and answer your questions. We are available 24/7 to assist you—our attorney even gives out his personal cell phone number so you can rest assured that legal guidance is always just a phone call away.

Call us today at (401) 228-7470 to get started with your complimentary case evaluation!

Common Causes of Head-On Collisions

There are several common causes of head-on collisions. These accidents are most likely to occur when one driver due to inattention or, possibly, drunk driving drifts into the oncoming lane and causes a head-on collision. It can also occur due to inclement weather (ice or snow) and it can occur when one driver attempts to make a left hand turn across traffic without regard for the oncoming vehicle.

Types of Injuries Caused by Head-On Accidents

Head-on auto accidents account for a large number of fatalities on the road. According to one recent report, head-on auto accidents accounted for 10% of all auto accident deaths in America even though head-on collisions only account for 2% of all accidents.

Other serious injuries that may occur include:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Scarring
  • Burns

Common fractures in head-on collisions include ankle and foot fractures, leg fractures, and pelvic fractures. Wrist and elbow injury can also occur depending on the position of your arms on the steering wheel.

Unlike a rear-end accident where the backseat and headrest prevent the passenger from too serious an accident, in a head-on collision, the passenger is thrown forward into the airbag, seatbelt, and if unbelted, the windshield. Airbags will almost certainly deploy in these types of car crashes which can result in additional injuries such as injuries to the eyes and ears. Finally, seatbelts restrict with tremendous force and can cause damage, in the form of bruises, fractures, punctured lungs and hematomas.

Let our firm fight for the just recovery you are owed! Contact our office at (401) 228-7470 to schedule a free consultation with our Cranston auto accident attorney today.

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