If you have been injuried in a head on collision accident in Illinois, get in touch with the Head On Collision Attorneys today.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines a head-on collision as a crash where the front end of one vehicle collides with the front end of another vehicle while the two vehicles are traveling in opposite directions. Head-on collisions often end up being fatal accidents. According to NHTSA’s 2005 statistics, head-on crashes were only 2 percent of all traffic accidents. Yet, they accounted for 10 percent of all fatal traffic accidents in the United States.
Head-on collisions are lethal because the relative speed of vehicles traveling in opposite directions is high. For example, a head-on crash between two vehicles traveling at 45 mph is roughly equivalent to a vehicle hitting another stationary vehicle at 100 mph. So, as one can imagine, the injuries and damages can be extremely severe.
Head-on collisions and sideswipes occur because a driver fails to stay in the roadway or moves away from the assigned lane. Head-on crashes may occur for several reasons. But we commonly see them occur as a result of:
Injuries may range from minor to catastrophic. Very often, the injuries we see in head-on collisions are severe because of the velocity and intensity with which they occur. Victims of head-on collisions suffer serious injuries such as fractures, loss of limbs, abrasions, burn injuries, head and brain injuries, neck and back injuries and whiplash or other soft tissue injuries.
A lot of times, what is described at as minor injury, can cause you a lot of expense and inconvenience. If you have been injured in a head-on collision in Illinois, it would be in your best interest to find out more information about how to pursue your legal rights. You could file a claim for compensation against the at-fault party or their insurance company. If you have lost a loved one in a head-on collision, you could also file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for medical or funeral expenses, lost future earnings, loss of love and companionship and other related damages. For more information, please contact dedicated car accident lawyer E. Ryan Bradley today.