Houston Head-On Collision Lawyer
Representation for Head-On Collision Accidents
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 front 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 case, we do not charge any attorney’s fees unless we make a recovery for you.
Head-On Collisions are Deadly
A study done in 2005 revealed that while head-on collisions accounted for only 2% over all crashes, they were responsible for over 10% of the fatalities caused by auto collisions. 638 people were killed in Texas by head-on collision in 2016. More commonly injuries sustained as a result of head-on collisions include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
More severe head-on collisions may produce traumatic brain injury or death.
Causes of Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions almost always mean that one driver has crossed the center stripe and moved illegally into the on coming traffic lane. This can be the result of a number of driver and/or vehicle 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 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.
Get Free Advice
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 is free and you are under no obligation to sign anything. 800-291-0111.
Paul Cannon has practiced personal injury trial law since 1995. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (2005). He has earned recognition as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters in 2017 & 2018, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2017. He is a Shareholder, trial lawyer and online marketing manager at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. His legal writings have been published by the Texas Bar Journal, Business.com, Lawyer.com HG Legal Resources, Lawfirms.com, and others. He has been asked to give education talks and media interviews on dog bite law.