Head On Collisions


Head-On Collisions: The Most Violent Kind of Collision

Investigating The Severity Of Head-On Collisions

The term “head-on collision” describes a car accident in which both vehicles collide with each other on the front end. Due to the nature of this type of impact, the victims involved are extremely lucky if they can walk away without a life-altering injury.

If both cars were traveling at a rate of 60 mph at the time they collided with each other head-first, the drivers would experience an impact equivalent to running into a stationary object at 120 mph.

Statistics have shown that head-on crashes make up about 2 percent of all auto accidents in the U.S., yet they account for about 10 percent of all fatal collisions that same year.

How Do Head-On Collisions Happen?

It is one of the most dangerous, if not the most fatal, type of car collision involving two vehicles. Due to the speed and momentum of both vehicles, these types of accidents are often fatal.

Head-on collisions can either be caused by vehicles drifting out of their lane on two-lane highways, attempting to pass slower vehicles or by entering onto the freeway in the wrong direction. When this happens, unsuspecting drivers may not have the time to avoid the vehicle that is headed straight toward them. This type of impact leaves both drivers with very little protection, especially if one or both of the vehicles were traveling at high speeds.

Some of the most common causes of these accidents may also include:

  • Driving at reckless speeds
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Defective auto parts
  • Fatigued driving
  • Poor road conditions

Serious injuries, such as head and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and brain injuries are not at all uncommon, and can even lead to the wrongful death of the driver or passengers.

Maximizing The Accident And Injury Compensation You Deserve

In your fight for maximum monetary compensation after you or a loved one have been involved in a head-on collision, the assistance of a lawyer can be invaluable. By evaluating every angle of your case and meticulously preparing, the right attorney will be able to help you on your way to your desired result. You should waste no time in contacting a lawyer from our dedicated legal team.

Our principal lawyer, Frank McCoy Jr., is certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy – a distinction that fewer than 0.5 percent of all Connecticut lawyers have earned.

Knowledgeable, Attentive Legal Aid For Accident Victims

The legal team at McCoy & McCoy in Hartford understands the complexities of car accidents involving head-on collisions. In the wake of such a situation, it is not unlikely that you will feel overwhelmed, exhausted and frightened, but we want you to know that you do not have to fight alone.

By enlisting the assistance of our firm, you can give yourself the edge you need to achieve full and fair compensation for your damages and losses. While we can never erase the accident from your history completely, by offering you comprehensive legal support, we can help you rebuild your life as closely to its previous state as possible.

Please call our firm at 860-244-9100, or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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