Head-On Collisions

Head-On Collisions can be a person's worst nightmare and cause her/him to suffer on a number of levels. For example, a loved one could be killed, you could suffer the loss of a limb, your child may have to live the rest her/his life in a wheel chair. The person who caused the collision will have to live with the memory for the rest of his/her life as the suffering that the people in the accident have endured and most likely are still enduring.

The amount of damage that has been caused, and continues to be caused, by head-on collisions can be staggering. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA), approximately 10 percent of those involved in head-on collisions will die. For those who are fortunate to survive, approximately 60,000 are injured.

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, our personal injury lawyers have had tremendous success representing our clients in these cases from getting you or your loved one the proper medical care to collecting the amount of compensation that a client deserves under the circumstances. Our continued success is attributed in large part with our commitment to our clients and our collective experience of over 50 years in handling many types of motor vehicle accidents.

What Causes Head-On Collisions?

The studies have shown that there are many reasons for these types of collisions and have broken causation down to the following:

  • Recognition errors are errors such as not paying attention, being distracted by something in your car or outside of your car, and surveillance that was not adequate;
  • Decision errors, such as false assumption of others actions, driving too quickly for conditions, illegal maneuver and misjudgment of gap or another person's speed;
  • Performance error, such as overcompensation and poor directional control;
  • Non-performance error, such as falling asleep at the wheel or having a heart attack;
  • Other driver-attributed error where the other driver made one or more of the mistakes covered here; and
  • Environmental reasons, such as fog, rain, snow, and ice.

Your chances of having a head-on collision are reduced greatly as you use safety precautions. There is much supporting data and research that concludes that a death from a motor vehicle accident occurred due to the lack of safety belts being worn so make sure that everyone in the vehicle buckles up.

To date, there are two types of tests conducted to determine the safety and likely hood of survival from a head on collision. These tests are called the Moderate Overlap Frontal Test and the Small Overlap Frontal Test. With these tests, and others, the durability of a vehicle is tested in a controlled environment. The more durable a vehicle after rigorous testing, the greater the chance that persons inside that vehicle will survive a head-on collision.

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates our Lawyers are experts and have success representing thousands of people and families who have suffered because of motor vehicle accidents in Cobb County, Fulton County, Cherokee County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, and in the cities of Marietta, Atlanta, Decatur, Canton and Lawrenceville. If you have been injured due to another driver's negligence or if a loved one has been tragically killed then contact us immediately for your free legal consultation by phone at 770-865-8654, 800-419-0860 or by email at [email protected].

We look forward to working with you and getting you all of the just compensation that you deserve!