Head-on Collision

Serving Daytona, Deltona and Palm Coast

(updated 2/22/2017)

Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous kinds of motor vehicle accidents in which a person can be involved. When two vehicles collide while heading towards each other, the force of impact can be tremendous, often resulting in significant damage to the vehicles as well as serious bodily injury to drivers and occupants. These injuries have the potential to require intensive medical care, and may result in complications or disabilities that make it impossible for victims to return to work or live independently.

As a result, it is extremely important that people who are involved in a head-on collision ensure that their rights are protected by retaining legal representation. An experienced Florida personal injury attorney will be able to help you get the compensation you deserve and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.

Common Causes of Head-on Collisions

Head-on collisions can occur for a number of reasons, some of which may indicate negligence on the part of another party. Some of the more common causes of head-on collisions include:

  • Distracted driving  Distracted driving can easily cause a driver to cross over into another lane of traffic resulting in a head on collision. Driver distractions include things like cell phone use, reading, grooming, or texting.
  • Driver fatigue – When people drive when they are tired, they may have impaired reaction time and motor control. In addition, fatigued drivers are more likely to fall asleep at the wheel and drift into oncoming traffic.
  • Equipment failure – When car equipment fails, it may cause a driver to lose control of his or her vehicle, potentially resulting in a head-on collision.
  • Failure to account for adverse weather conditions – Poor weather conditions such as wet or icy roads can negatively affect vehicle performance. When drivers fail to account for these conditions, they may slide into oncoming traffic and cause a head-on collision.

There are many different parties that may be liable after a head on collision occurs. For instance, a head-on collision was caused by the failure of a defectively manufactured or designed tire, the tire manufacturer could potentially be held liable for any injuries and other losses that resulted from the accident. On the other hand, in a case where a driver was simply speeding and lost control of his or her vehicle, the driver of the speeding vehicle would likely be held responsible.

What Kinds of Injuries are Caused by Head-On Collisions?

Head-On collisions can cause injuries similar to those in other types of accidents. The severity of the injuries involved is usually in proportion to the speed of the vehicles that collided with one another. Some of the more common injuries that people sustain in head-on collisions include:

Fortunately for victims, the economic and non-economic costs associated with these and other types of injuries which may be sustained in a head-on collision, may be compensable through a Florida personal injury lawsuit. 

Examples of the types of damages that may be cover in a head-on collision accident case include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of earning potential among others. You can call us at (386) 777-7777 or fill out our online contact form below for a free case evaluation. 

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