Head On Collision Accident Information
Among the most damaging kinds of auto accidents in Southwest Florida is a head on collision. When two cars crash head on, the vehicles are typically moving at full speed or near full-speed as the drivers apply their brakes at the last minute to avoid the collision.
In any scenario, the vehicles close in on each other at greater speed and impact with double the force.
Head On Collision Causes Death or Catastrophic Injury
A head on collision usually results in wrongful death or catastrophic personal injury for victims. Fractures, organ failure, spine injury, brain damage, paralysis, and similar harms are common in these crashes.
The weight, speed, and force of a head on collision often causes secondary impacts. The impact not only crushes the front ends of the vehicles involved, but causes several other incidents:
- Air bag deployment
- Occupant ejection from vehicle
- Vehicle rollover
- Intrusion of engine and firewall into driver and front seat passenger compartments
- Flying glass, metal, debris, tires
- Roof cave-in
These collateral events add to the injuries in an instant. The severe injuries lead to life-changing outcomes and huge expenses.
Common Causes of Head On Collision
A head on collision in Southwest Florida, like anywhere, are avoidable, and only occur through negligence or recklessness of a driver:
- Passing another vehicle
- Failing to turn on headlights for visibility
- Drifting into lane
- Crossing center line
- Distracted driving
- Poor judgment when passing another vehicle
- Turning left when oncoming traffic is too close
- Taking wide right turns
- Racing or drag racing
- Sun glare
There are many more situations in which a crash may occur. In every instance involving two or more vehicles, especially a head on collision, a driver was negligent because he or she was not obeying the rules of the road.
Compensation for Head On Collision Injuries in Southwest Florida
Good people seriously harmed in head on collision accidents face a challenging road ahead. The physical recovery is painful, limiting, frustrating, and may last a lifetime. The financial expenses are overwhelming. Insurance companies are indifferent.
Victims of head on collision injury caused by the at fault driver may be eligible for significant compensation. Payment of outstanding medical bills, lost work, and future needs is one component of money damages. Money used to provide comfort and financial security for the pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life is another component. At David Harris Law, expert Sarasota accident attorney David Harris seeks maximum compensation for every client.
As a trial lawyer and litigator since 1995, David strives for justice and is driven to achieve the best results for every client. If David takes your case, then you receive David as your lawyer. You meet with David and talk to him in person and on the phone, sharing your thoughts and opinions, asking questions and receiving prompt answers. You are valued here.
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