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Head-On Vehicle Collisions

We Are Here to Help You Get Through the Devastation of Head-On Vehicle Collisions

Despite the fact that head-on vehicle collisions account for a small fraction of all automobile accidents, they are the most dangerous and frequently result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Survivors of head-on crashes frequently require extensive medical treatment, suffer high medical costs, and are unable to work for long periods of time while recuperating from their injuries. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a head-on accident, you may be entitled to monetary damages.

At DLC Law, your experienced and passionate personal injury attorneys are standing by to help you hold the at-fault parties accountable. Contact us now at (626) 285-8815 to request a legal consultation.

The basics of head-on vehicle collisions

Front-end to front-end hits are common in head-on crashes, which are usually caused by speeding, irresponsible driving, or driving while drunk. These collisions frequently occur on two-way streets or in areas where lane crossing is widespread. While a high-speed collision on the road can result in severe injuries and fatalities, slow-speed crashes can also be disastrous.

Common causes of head-on vehicle collisions

There are some causes of these head-on accidents that are more common than others. They include:

  • Driving while drowsy. Long-haul truckers, night shift workers, and other sleep-deprived drivers are more prone to tiredness and slowed reflexes, and are more likely to fall asleep behind the wheel.
  • Distracted driving. Dialing, chatting, or texting on a cell phone, using GPS systems and other onboard equipment, eating and drinking, or conversing with other passengers can all cause drivers to get distracted. Despite the fact that it is unlawful to use a mobile phone while driving, distracted driving is still a significant cause of auto accidents, particularly head-on collisions.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI). Despite widespread awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving, intoxicated drivers are responsible for the majority of head-on incidents. Drunk drivers’ reflexes are severely hampered, as is their ability to assess distance and direction.
  • Faulty traffic signals. Many drivers are unaware that if a traffic signal is out, they must drive as if the light is on, stop, and wait until it is safe to go. It’s also possible for drivers to turn in front of one another, resulting in a head-on accident.
  • Road conditions. Potholes and debris on the road, insufficient lighting, damaged guardrails, and faded dividing lines are all factors that might lead a vehicle to swerve into oncoming traffic.
  • Collateral accidents. Automobiles can bounce off one other in a multi-vehicle accident, propelling one or more cars into oncoming traffic lanes.

These are just some of the causes. The truth is that head-on collisions can happen for just about any reason.

Common injuries caused by head-on collisions

Despite the fact that driver and passenger side airbags can assist decrease the impact of head-on accidents, the force is still sufficient to inflict serious injuries, such as:

  • Fractures to the eye sockets, cheeks, chins, and jawbones are common because a head-on collision is typically severe enough to compress the bone structure of the face.
  • The occupants’ necks, shoulders, and heads can violently rotate back and forth and side to side, causing damage to the tendons, ligaments, and muscles, otherwise known as whiplash.
  • A significant impact can induce herniated discs in the spinal cord, as well as bruising or severing of the spinal cord, which can result in paralysis or even death.
  • When loose objects in the vehicle or shards of broken glass, metal, fiberglass, and bits of plastic fly about the automobile at high speeds, injuries to the face, arms, and legs can occur.
  • When the steering wheel, windshield, or car chassis collide, the skulls can shatter. The brain may crash against the skull in some circumstances, producing concussions or more serious injuries, while the skull may split in the brain, causing catastrophic brain damage.

Other injuries can occur. If you have suffered these or other injuries, contact DLC Law at (626) 285-8815 to request a consultation.

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