A head-on collision is defined as an accident where the front ends of two automobiles collide with each other.
While there can be a number of different reasons that a head on accident occurs, in most instances they are the result of driver negligence and could have been prevented.
Have you or someone that you love suffered an injury after being involved in a head on accident that was caused by another motorist?
At the law offices of Simien & Simien, our car accident attorneys believe that if you or a family member has been injured in an automobile accident due to the negligent actions of another individual or entity, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation benefits for their losses and damages. This may include; pain and suffering, medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, and property damages.
We have successfully recovered MILLIONS in compensation on behalf of our clients and will fight to obtain the justice that you deserve. We proudly offer 100% FREE case reviews to determine the merits of your claim and we only get paid when we win.
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Causes of Head-On Collisions
In order for two vehicles to become involved in a head-on collision, a driver or mechanical error must take place. In most cases, this is caused by a negligent driver who has become distracted, or is displaying dangerous offensive driving habits.
Some causes of head-on collisions include:
- Aggressive driving
- Bad road conditions
- Bad weather conditions
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Failing to follow road signs
- Losing control of vehicle
- Overtaking another vehicle
In some cases, there will be nothing we can do to avoid an accident with another driver. However, by practicing defensive driving habits, abiding by traffic laws, and paying attention, we can each do our part in avoiding accidents
Head-On Collision Injuries
As the speed of two vehicles is combined when they strike each other, head-on collisions can cause a great amount of damage, and injury. Of course, these injuries will depend on the weight of each vehicle and the speed at which each are traveling.
Some head-on collision injuries include:
- Broken arm
- Broken glass injuries
- Broken leg
If you have been injured in any type of accident, it is necessary to seek medical attention for all of your injuries. This will not only ensure your injuries have been properly cared for, but these medical documents can be used by our lawyers to build a robust case against the injury causing negligent individual.
Preventing Head-On Collisions
As mentioned earlier, it may not always be possible to completely avoid head-on collisions; however we can do our part to attempt to prevent them from occurring. A lot of times head-on accidents will be cause by crossover incidents or by a driver traveling in the wrong direction, thus our attorneys have gathered some tips to prevent being involved in a head-on collision.
Some ways to prevent head-on collisions include:
- Abide by all traffic laws
- Drive in the right lane when there is no median barrier
- Drive the speed limit
- Pay attention to traffic signs
- Perform routine maintenance on vehicle
- Practice defensive driving habits
By following these preventative measures, it will help you to prevent being involved in a head-on collision, or any other type of accident with another automobile.
Contact an Experienced Attorney Today
Our firm recognizes that auto accidents are often a traumatic experience to all involved, especially if the accident results in injuries. The legal team at Simien & Simien understand the many obstacles injured victims must go through, and are able to assist injured victims receive the compensation they deserve.
Serving both Louisiana and Texas, our attorneys are able to provide legal representation to injured victims in each of these states. Some of the locations in Louisiana and Texas we represent include:
- Baton Rouge
- Lake Charles
- New Orleans
For more information about our attorneys, or to schedule your free case evaluation, simply complete the form to the right of this page, or give us a call at (800) 374-8422 today.