Have you recently been involved in a head on accident? If so, there’s a good chance that you have sustained critical injuries that will change the course of your future. It’s important to take action and get the appropriate medical attention to address your injuries immediately. Even if at the scene of the accident you feel fine, be aware that some of the worst injuries can be difficult to identify right away. Further testing may reveal that head on collisions can lead to serious problems like TBIs.
Unfortunately, when two vehicles strike one another in head on collisions, this can lead to significant amounts of force being put inside each of those vehicles. This kind of force can leave victims inside with lifelong disabilities or kill occupants inside the car. Most researchers would point out that head on collisions are relatively rare, however, the cost of a head on collision can be significant.
Some of the most recent data studies associated with head on accidents reveal that approximately 91% of vehicles involved in fatal head on collisions involve negotiating a curve or going straight. Approximately, 75% of head on crashes across American roads involve undivided rural streetways.
The majority of head on crashes across the country are caused by one driver making an unintentional maneuver because he or she is asleep, traveling too fast in a curve, impaired by alcohol or drugs, fatigued or otherwise distracted. In the event that you are involved in a head on collision then this has the potential to turn your life upside down and leave you with significant disabilities and injuries. It is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after such an accident to protect yourself.