Head On Collisions

wrecked car from head-on collisionWhat is a Head-on Collision?

A Head-on collision is a colloquial name for an automobile crash where two vehicles strike each other squarely or nearly squarely front bumper-to-bumper.  This type of collision is distinguished from other types of collisions because the deceleration forces involved in a head-on collision of medium to high speed can be extremely great, often resulting in serious traumatic injury or death to the vehicle occupants. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed as a result of a head-on collision, call us today for a free consultation. When we take your car accident case, we do not charge any attorney’s fees unless we make a recovery for you.

What Are Common Injuries From Head-On Collisions?

549 people were killed in Texas by a head-on collision in 2018. More common injuries sustained as a result of head-on collisions include:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones

More severe head-on collisions may produce traumatic brain injury or death.

What Are Common Causes of Head-On Collisions?

Head-on collisions almost always mean that one driver has crossed the center stripe and moved illegally into the oncoming traffic lane. This can be the result of several errors or omissions including:

  • Falling asleep at the wheel due to driver fatigue
  • Failure to maintain a proper lookout
  • Driver distraction due to texting, operating a radio or other device
  • Steering failure
  • Loss of control of the vehicle due to braking during weather conditions
  • Failure to properly slow down on a curve
  • Turning when unsafe to do so
  • Attempting to pass when unsafe to do so
  • Wrong-way driving accidents

The majority of the causes of a head-on collision are the result of the negligence of the driver who left his or her lane when it was not safe to do so. Indeed, the Texas Transportation Code prohibits moving from a lane when the maneuver cannot be made safely.  Thus, it is generally considered negligence when a driver does so without a valid excuse for his action.

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If you have been injured due to the actions of a driver crossing into your lane and hitting your vehicle head-on, call the injury lawyers at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. for a free consultation. We are here to help you put your life back on track.  The call and consultation are free and you are under no obligation to sign anything. 800-291-0111.