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Head-on collisions constitute 29.5% of all deaths resulting from crashes between two or more vehicles.  Even when the parties injured in a head-on collision do not die, their injuries are often catastrophic. Head-on collisions occur most frequently in rural areas, which means that injured parties may be delayed in receiving much needed medical care. At Banafshe Law Firm, PC, our car accident attorneys understand the effect that being involved in a head-on collision can have on our clients and their families. We are professionals dedicated to fighting the good fight so our clients can receive the compensation they need and deserve.

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What Causes Head-On Collision Accidents? 

Some of the most common reasons for head-on collisions include:

  • Drugs & Alcohol: When a driver is under the influence of drugs or driving drunk, their judgment and reaction time are greatly impaired. They may not even realize they have crossed the median and are driving in the wrong direction in the wrong lane. When they do, they may be unable to react quickly enough to avoid a head-on collision.
  • Fatigue: Driving while tired can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, people who only get 6-7 hours of sleep per night are twice as likely to be involved in a crash as a person who gets 8 hours of sleep per night. 
  • Illegal or Improper Passing: We’ve all seen the driver that is so eager to pass a slow driver in front of them that they do so illegally or when there is oncoming traffic. This is especially dangerous, as passing another vehicle often involves driving at high rates of speed. Traveling behind a slow driver may be tedious, but it is much safer than passing in unsafe circumstances.
  • Inclement Weather: During times of heavy rain or fog it is likely that visibility will be low. In times like this, it is important for a driver to adjust their speed and driving techniques accordingly. Failure to do so can result in dangerous crashes, such as head-on collisions. 
  • Speeding: Following the posted speed limit helps ensure a driver has the time to react should they need to suddenly stop, turn, or swerve. Traveling at a speed that exceeds the posted speed limit is a significant contributor to head-on collisions.

Common Head-On Collision Injuries

Some of the more commonly diagnosed injuries suffered in a head-on collision include:

Contact One of Our Skilled Head-On Collision Attorneys Today

Our California law firm is proficient at handling every step of the process for you and you aren’t obligated to pay anything unless our representation results in your receiving the monetary compensation you are owed. Contact us at 310-273-7300 or on our contact page for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and se habla espanol.