Front-end collisions, also known as head-on collisions, are one of the most dangerous types of car accidents. Not only do they cause extensive damage to both vehicles involved, but these types of collisions typically cause more serious injuries to the drivers and passengers. Although front-end collision accidents only make up 2% of all crashes, they are responsible for 10% of all fatalities.
Front-end collisions can be caused by several factors, but always occur when two vehicles collide head-to-head. Often it is the result of drunk driving, distracted driving, or falling asleep at the wheel. Head-on collisions can be caused when:
- A vehicle crosses a median into oncoming traffic.
- A vehicle is going the wrong way on an interstate or highway ramp.
- A vehicle not staying within their lane on an undivided highway.
Fault is often easier to prove in these types of injury and wrongful death cases because one car is going the wrong way on the road. There will still need to be an investigation to explain what happened and produce evidence to prove fault.
Types of Injuries and Damages in Front-End Collisions
Typically, during head-on collisions, the vehicles incur so much damage that they aren’t salvageable. In terms of damages to the drivers and passengers, the types of injuries that can be involved in front-end collisions include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Muscle injuries
- Crush injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage or failure
- Internal bleeding
Contact the Car Accident Lawyers at Cohen & Sinowski, P.C.
Because the damages and injuries are so extensive after front-end collision accidents, it’s important to have the right team of attorneys on your side.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a head-on collision, or if you’ve lost a loved one at the fault of another driver, the team of Atlanta car accident attorneys at Cohen & Sinowski, P.C. will help you seek compensation for the damages you’ve incurred. Whether it includes medical costs, physical/emotional damages, funeral expenses, or property damages, our experienced attorneys will walk you through each part of your claim.
Call us today at 404-351-8888, or request a free legal consultation online for more information about how we can help you.