Head on collisions are some of the most serious car accidents that occur in Georgia, resulting in devastating injuries that are often fatal. In 2005, head-on collisions were only 2% of all crashes, yet accounted for 10.1% of driving fatalities in the U.S.
A head-on collision occurs when the front of two vehicles moving directly toward each other in opposite directions crash into each other. They are some of the most dangerous accidents, since the traveling speed of each vehicle doubles the force of the impact.
The most common types of injuries that occur from head-on collisions include catastrophic injuries, such as spinal injuries and paralysis, traumatic brain injuries and broken bones.
Head-on collisions are usually caused by reckless or distracted driving: speeding, traveling in the wrong direction, drunk driving, texting and driving, or swerving into oncoming traffic. In an effort to reduce the number of head-on collisions in Georgia, many highways have medians installed that divide lanes of traffic traveling in opposite directions.
Head-on collisions are terrible accidents that cause severe, long lasting injuries that require careful and thorough research and investigation. Victims of these types of crashes often face mounting medical bills, loss of income from being unable to work and partial or permanent disabilities.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries after a head-on crash you should get help from a lawyer right away. Insurance companies will sometimes try to settle these more serious types of cases quickly so that they can minimize their cost. Our firm has extensive experience dealing with insurance adjusters and getting maximum compensation for devastating injuries that may cause a lifetime of pain. Call attorney Jarome Gautreaux of Gautreaux Law at 478-238-9759 for a free consultation.