Been Injured by a Head-on Collision?
All car accidents have the potential to be terrifying, shocking, and even life-changing. But of all the various car accident types that occur, there is none more dangerous and deadly than the head-on collision. When a head-on crash occurs, drives and passengers in both vehicles are at serious risk of injury or death.
At the Delventhal Law Office, our Fort Wayne head-on collision accident attorneys are knowledgeable about the top causes of head-on collisions, the severe damages that can result from this accident type, and how to prove liability and recover compensation. If you have been injured in crash, please call our Fort Wayne lawyers today for your free consultation.
Injuries Resulting from Head-on Crashes
The type and severity of injury that can result from a head-on crash can be tragic. These accidents are especially devastating as the force involved in head-on collisions is amplified by the fact that both the vehicles are approaching one another with both mass (the weight of the vehicles themselves) and acceleration (the speed that the vehicles are traveling). As a result, the front ends of the vehicles may both completely crumple, leading to a variety of injuries for those within, including:
- Head, scalp, and facial injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Amputation injuries;
- Burn injuries;
- Bone fracture injuries;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Internal injuries;
- Object puncture injuries;
- Back and neck injuries; and
- Spinal cord injuries.
When a person suffers any of the injuries listed above, they may suffer long-term impairment and disability. Head-on collisions are, statistically, the most fatal accident type.