It can be argued that head-on collisions are the most fatal of all types of auto accidents. Of the millions of traffic accidents that occur annually across the country, head-on collisions are the most likely to result in the serious injury or fatality of passengers involved.
Causes of Head-On Collisions
A head-on collision can be defined as happening when two vehicles moving in opposite directions collide bumper to bumper. Additionally, if a vehicle directly hits a fixed object, such as a tree or light post, this collision would also be classified as a head-on crash.
Most Tennessee head-on crashes are caused by driver negligence. Some common scenarios that may result in a head-on collision include:
- Aggressive lane changes
- Debris or other obstacles on the road
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Limited visibility
- Poor passing judgment
- Tire blowouts and other vehicle malfunctions
- Construction or altered traffic patterns
- Distracted driving
- Failure to follow road signs or other rules of the road
- Recklessly taking a turn, including wide turns or fast turns
Sometimes, a head-on collision may be unavoidable; however, by being aware of conditions conducive to these types of accidents may help you to stay safe on Knoxville roadways.
Head-On Collision Injuries
One of the leading causes of traffic fatalities is head-on collisions. The severity of injuries associated with this type of accident is generally much more significant when compared to other types of crashes, such as rear-end collisions.
Some of the most common types of injuries experienced by victims of head-on collisions include:
- Fractures and broken bones
- Lacerations and puncture wounds
- Facial injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal injuries and paralysis
- Soft tissue damages
- Traumatic brain injury
- Crush injuries
- Head and neck injuries
Contact an Experienced Head-On Collision Attorney
An auto accident takes only seconds to occur, but the effects from the aftermath can last a lifetime.
At Greg Coleman Law, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of the injured. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a head-on collision, you may be able to file an auto accident injury claim to recover compensation for your losses.
Depending on the circumstances of the crash, you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering and other damages related to the crash.
In an effort to help anyone who has been injured in Knoxville, our firm offers free case evaluations to any individual who believes they may have cause to file a claim. During an evaluation, a member of our team of legal professionals will discuss the merits of your claim with you and guide you on the best course of action in pursuing legal remedies for your condition.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to head-on collision injury victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys, complete the Free Case Review form on this page.