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Head-On Collisions

Head-On Collisions

Contact a Rhode Island Auto Accident Attorney About Your Case

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) 244-7433 to get started with your complimentary case evaluation!

Why Are Head-On Collisions More Dangerous?

A head-on collision occurs when two cars traveling in opposite directions crash into each other. This type of auto accident is 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 car accident with each car traveling at just 25 mph will result in a tremendous impact equal to the force of hitting a wall at 50 mph. Considering that most people travel slightly above the speed limit, it is more likely that you will experience a 60-70 mph impact if you're involved in a head-on collision.

What is a Major Cause of Fatal Head-On Crashes?

There are several reasons a driver may drift into the oncoming lane, causing a head-on collision. Most commonly head-on crashes involve drunk drivers, drivers impaired by drugs (prescription or illegal), or fatigued drivers.

Other Common Causes of Head-On Collisions

A head-on collision 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. An unexpected tire blow out can additionally cause a head-on collision, as well as excessive speed, driving while distracted, and texting or using a cell phone while driving.

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 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 head-on collision injuries 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.

Contact our office at (401) 244-7433 to schedule a free consultation with our Cranston auto accident attorney today. Let our firm fight for the just recovery you are owed!

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