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Head-on Collisions and Injuries

Head-on collisions are some of the most devastating accidents that can occur on the road.More than 3,600 head-on collisions occur each year in the United States, which account for more than 10 percent of all traffic fatalities, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III). In a recent year, 600 people in Texas died as a result of head-on crashes, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Data consistently shows that head-on collisions are more likely to result in severe injuries or fatalities than other types of accidents. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, head-on collisions make up approximately 2.5% of all crashes, yet account for more than 10% of all traffic fatalities.If you were hurt in a head-on collision accident caused by another driver’s negligence, contact the Texas car accident attorneys at KRW Lawyers. We’ll let you know what type of compensation you may be entitled to and how we can help.

How Are Head-On Collisions Caused?  

Head-on collisions occur for a wide variety of reasons. Some of the most common include:
  • Distracted driving, including talking on a cell phone, texting, or eating
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medications
  • Driving while fatigued, which can cause drivers to cross the center line
  • Failure to obey traffic signs or signals
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Taking curves too fast
  • Improper passing
  • Failure to stay in the proper lane
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Driving the wrong way down a one-way road
  • Improper turns
  • Overcorrecting or swerving
  • Obscured vision due to rain, snow, fog, glare, lights, buildings, other vehicles, or trees

What Are Common Injuries in Head-On Collisions?

Some of the most common injuries people suffer in head-on crashes include:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Soft tissue injuries
Those who have suffered severe injuries in a head-on collision may face an uphill battle to heal and return to the life they once knew. In severe cases, the victim may require life-long medical care or may be permanently disabled.Even if a victim recovers physically from their injuries, they may struggle with mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to PTSD experts, car accidents are a leading cause of this condition.

Do Not Overlook Any Accident-Related Expenses and Losses

Depending on the extent of your injuries and the circumstances of your crash, you may be owed significant compensation. A skilled personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for the losses you suffered, such as:
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Property damages
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help with Your Head-On Crash 

At KRW Lawyers, our skilled head-on collision accident lawyers are ready to stand up and fight for you if you’ve been hurt in a head-on collision. We are one of the largest firms in Texas, with offices across the state and throughout the nation. This means that we have the resources necessary to build a strong case and fight for the full and fair compensation you are owed.Call us or contact us for a free case evaluation.