These types of accidents can produce some of the most unimaginable injuries, and accidents at higher speeds are guaranteed to be fatal. The force of the impact is multiplied when two vehicles strike each other at the front. Some people are even thrown out of the windshield when the impact is strong enough.
The most unfortunate fact is that no such accidents would be seen on the road if the drivers paid more attention. Negligence behind the wheel is the number one reason such wrecks occur. If you or your loved one were involved in a deadly head-on collision caused due to the negligence of another party, speak to an attorney and book an initial consultation session today.
Common injuries from head-on collisions
As is obvious, most head-on car accidents result in extreme physical trauma, broken bones, several lacerations, internal injuries, and burns. The injuries are worse when an individual is thrown out of the vehicle through the windshield or when they are pinned inside the vehicle. Getting pinned due to the force of the oncoming vehicle can result in devastating injuries and cause the crushing of organs. It may even take hours to get them out.
People who are thrown out through the windshield and on the road usually suffer more injuries and are more likely to suffer from fatal injuries. This is because they first suffer the impact of the head-on collision and then the impact of being thrown on the road. This usually results in severe friction burns, worse trauma, and injuries.
Causes of head-on collisions
While all car accidents are caused when one or multiple parties involved in the accident have not been paying enough attention on the road. A head-on collision usually happens when a driver drives on the wrong side of the road. The reason behind this behavior is usually drunk driving, distracted driving, unsafe passing, confusion regarding the driving rules, or drowsy driving.
However, there might be a genuine reason why a driver was driving on the other side of the road. For example, they were attempting to save an animal or a person, perhaps a child. They could also avoid an icy patch or debris on the road.
You deserve justice if you have been in an accident where you have acquired injuries and damages due to the other party’s fault. Speaking to a legal team will allow you to explore your rights and options and calculate the accurate value of your damages.