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Head-on Collisions and Injuries

Head On Collisions

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 Ketterman Rowland & Westlund. 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 Ketterman Rowland & Westlund, 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.