If you have ever watched the slow-motion footage of vehicles during crash testing, the violent chaos of the scene often looks like the car is traveling at highway speeds. In fact, the cars are often traveling along at what you may consider a veritable crawl, around 35 miles per hour or less. The huge impact you see is the result of the car’s momentum striking a completely stationary wall, creating massive force.
Now picture the same vehicle traveling the same speed toward the wall—but now the wall is travelling the opposite direction at 35 miles per hour as well. The destructive forces would be far greater, which is the effect of direct, head-on collisions. Fortunately, only around one in 50 crashes are head-on, so they are fairly uncommon. Their effects, however, are deadly—of all crash fatalities, head-on collisions cause about one in ten.
If you have been injured in a head-on collision, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries. Because of the incredible impact forces involved in even slow-speed head-on collisions, victims often face painful injuries and bodily damage, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Nerve Damage
- Soft Tissue Damage
Injuries suffered in head-on collisions are painful and life-changing, but many victims are able to recover full damages following their accident. This is because many head-on collisions are caused by gross negligence, including drunk driving, or are the result of a clear breach of traffic laws.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury in a head-on auto accident in Georgia, an experienced auto injury attorney can help. Call our office today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, or connect with us now by clicking on the live chat feature.