What are the most common causes of head-on car accidents?

Head-on collisions are truly devastating and frightening for all drivers involved. These accidents often happen on highways or in intersections with one or both cars travelling at great speeds, and are very difficult to avoid once the wheels have been set in motion, so to speak.

These collisions are often accompanied by serious injuries due to the massive forces generated by the crash. Head-on collisions are often caused by one driver’s negligence or clear disregard for a traffic law, which leaves victims several options when it comes to seeking compensation.

Common Causes of Head-On Collisions

Thankfully, head-on collisions are not very common, but when they are occur, they can be incredibly deadly. There is no one cause of these accidents, either—in fact, there are several reasons these tragic crashes happen, including:

  • Drivers impaired by drug or alcohol use
  • Drivers who fall asleep behind the wheel
  • Drivers who are distracted and drift into opposite lanes of traffic
  • Failure to follow road signs
  • Improper or illegal passing
  • Drivers who veer to avoid something, or who have overcorrected a shoulder drift

While having a surefire claim that pins full liability on the other driver cannot undo the damage that you have suffered as a result of your accident, it can certainly help ensure that you receive the proper compensation to cover your medical and property damage.

If you were injured in a head-on collision that wasn’t your fault, you are likely entitled to a very large settlement award—but you will need an experienced, aggressive car accident attorney to help maximize your settlement. That is why it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after your accident to help you navigate the complex claim process.

If you have been seriously injured in a head-on collision, our firm can meet with you in a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal options with you. To schedule your consultation, contact us today by phone, or by filling out the short online contact form on this page.