Head-on collisions occur when the front end of one motor vehicle crashes directly into the front end of another motor vehicle. This type of accident is rarer than other kinds of collisions, however it is often the most deadly. Head-on collisions often happen at higher speeds than other types of crashes, and vehicles often rebound and hit other cars, barriers, objects, or roll over. For these reasons, the resulting injuries can be extremely serious, life-threatening, and often fatal. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a head-on crash, an experienced Fayette County auto accident attorney can assist you in filing a claim for personal injury or wrongful death.
Head-on collisions are often called lane departure accidents, because one car usually leaves its lane, crosses the center line, and veers into oncoming traffic. Some reasons such lane departure may occur include the following:
- Being run out of the lane by another vehicle
- Losing control of the car due to a vehicle malfunction, such as a blown tire
- Hitting a pothole or other road defect at high speeds
- Passing improperly on a two-lane highway or road
- Driving while intoxicated
- Falling asleep behind the wheel
- Trying to take a curve too fast
- Turning the wrong way down a one-way road
If a driver makes a mistake and causes a head-on collision, that driver should be held liable for their actions. If another party was at fault, such as a car manufacturer or road owner, an experienced attorney can help determine who to hold liable.
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you have been injured in a head-on collision, an experienced auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you file a personal injury claim to get compensated for your injuries. If you have lost a loved one in a head-on crash, we can assist you in bringing a wrongful death action to receive a settlement for your loss. No matter what you situation may be, do not hesitate to call our office today at (770) 487-8999.