Head-On Collisions in Seminole County: An Attorney Discusses
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Head-on collisions occur when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions crash into each other. When the two vehicles collide, the impact is double. For example: if two cars are traveling at 40 mph, the impact of the collision would roughly equal a crash at 80 mph.
In the event of a head-on collision, you may be confused, frustrated, and unsure where to turn. At worst, you may have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. No matter how complex your auto accident may be, an attorney at Law Offices of Scott M. Miller, P.A. can answer. With years of legal experience, we are dedicated to helping injured motorists, and their families, in Seminole County seek justice.
What causes head-on collisions?
These types of accidents are usually rare, but they can be devastating to both drivers involved, especially at high speeds. They usually happen when one driver crosses a median into oncoming traffic. However, head-on collisions can also happen at intersections.
The most common causes of head-on collisions include:
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Drowsy driving
- Speeding on roads with frequent curves
- Running traffic lights and stop signs
- Poor visibility
- Slippery road conditions
- Mechanical defects such as brake failure, a loose wheel, or steering malfunction
Proving who was at fault in a head-on collision may be difficult and require a thorough investigation. Due to the impact of this type of accident, both vehicles could end up in different positions. Witness reports may be unclear or contradictory. Certain clues, such as tire marks in the road, may help investigators piece together crucial evidence.
Head-on collision can result in severe injuries. These include:
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Organ damage
- Torso injuries
- Nerve damage
Crash victims don’t just sustain physical injuries that are devastating; they may also suffer mental and emotion trauma. A single crash could result in months, and possibly years, of physical and psychological therapy. This means time spent away from work, unable to earn a living and make ends meet. As the medical bills add up, the financial burden and stress can be overwhelming.
If you or a loved one was injured in a head-on collision, you may be entitled to compensation for all damages associated with your crash. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation, or simply call our law office at 866-MILLER-5 (866-645-5375).