A head on collision occurs when the front ends of two cars crash into each other. These types of accidents can arise out of a variety of different situations. Poor driving through intersections, onto highway ramps, and around tight turns are the most common ways for drivers to hit each other head on. Just one districted moment, one intoxicated driver, or even one defective car part can lead to a potentially fatal head on accident.
Head on collisions are very dangerous, and often result in serious injury, including whiplash and other spinal injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, and even paralysis. Worse yet, head on collisions are frequently fatal. In the United States, statistical reports suggest that while head on collisions only account for 2% of all crashes, they account for 10.1% of all fatal crashes.
Head on collisions, like all automobile accidents, are commonly the result of negligent driving. The legal term negligence, generally refers to a failure to act reasonably when one has the legal duty to do so. All drivers have the duty to drive safely and reasonably on the road, and when unreasonable driving leads to an accident, injured parties may be entitled to compensation.
The head on collision attorneys at Anidjar & Levine have the experience and know how necessary to help you brave the legal system after a serious accident. If you or a loved one was involved in a head on collision, call the Florida personal injury lawyers at Anidjar & Levine at 800-747-3733 today. A free consultation with the firm can help you to determine whether or not you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, or permanent disability.