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Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions may be the most dangerous type of accident due to the extreme force of two moving vehicles colliding head on. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a head-on collision caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Brodhead Law right away. We have been successfully fighting for seriously injured accident victims for more than 20 years.

Why Choose Brodhead Law?

  • We know how to handle head-on collision claims, and our attorneys can develop legal strategies to pursue the best possible outcome in your case. We understand the value of these cases and how important financial recovery is to moving forward.
  • We invest the time needed to understand defense strategies and prove liability, causation, and damages. Our attorneys will not hesitate to go to trial, if necessary, to obtain the compensation you deserve, and the insurance companies know it.
  • We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our success rate is greater than 99 percent.

What Is a Head-On Collision?

Per definition, a head-on collision is a crash involving two vehicles that are moving directly toward each other. Although they occur less frequently than other types of accidents, head-on crashes can be devastating for the occupants of both vehicles involved. This type of crash often results in serious or catastrophic injuries, or death.

How Do Head-On Collisions Occur?

Head-on crashes occur when a driver leaves the proper lane and proceeds into oncoming traffic or heads in the wrong direction on a one-way road. The majority of head-on collisions are caused by negligence of one of the drivers involved. Common causes include:

  • Distracted driving: A driver who is texting while driving, for example, may drift out of the proper lane into oncoming traffic or turn in the wrong direction onto a one-way road.
  • Driving while intoxicated: Alcohol can drastically impair a driver’s judgment. A drunk driver may lose control of the vehicle and drift into oncoming traffic or blindly drive down a one-way street in the wrong direction.
  • Fatigued driving: Drivers who are fatigued run the risk of falling asleep at the wheel. This can easily result in a head-on collision.

What Types of Injuries Are Common in Head-On Collisions?

The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that, in a recent year, there were 3,278 fatal head-on collisions in the U.S., and 70,000 head-on collisions that caused non-fatal injuries. When they do not result in fatality, head-on collisions can cause a wide range of serious injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Internal injuries
  • Fractured facial bones
  • Spinal injuries and paralysis

Why You Need an Attorney

If you have been injured in a head-on collision, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Our Atlanta attorneys can:

  • Thoroughly investigate your accident
  • Obtain and preserve evidence
  • Determine liability
  • Build a strong case using sophisticated strategies
  • Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve in court, if necessary

Get In Touch with Our Firm

After sustaining serious injuries in a head-on collision, the sooner you get a dedicated legal advocate on your side, the better. Contact Brodhead Law today to find out how we can help.