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Head-on Car and Auto Accident Lawsuits

By Steve Charpentier on April 15, 2013

Auto accidents of all kinds can prove very serious, resulting in major damage to vehicles as well as severe injuries to drivers and passengers. This is especially true for head-on collision. Our Melbourne personal injury attorneys would like to take a moment right now to look at some of the various factors that go into head-on auto accident cases.

What is a head-on auto accident?

A head-on auto accident refers to the collision of two vehicles that are facing each other. These kinds of motor vehicle collisions will usually involve serious injuries and fatalities. We've handled a number of wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits for victims and families of these sorts of accidents.

Why Head-on Auto Accidents Are So Serious

Head-on collisions are serious because there is a tremendous amount of force created in front-end accidents. This is especially true of two moving vehicles that collide head on.

Common Causes of Head-on Auto Accidents

Some of the most common causes of head-on auto accidents include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Driving against traffic (e.g., using the opposite lane of traffic to pass another vehicle on a two-way road)
  • Inattentive drivers
  • Drunk driving
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Poor road conditions

If you are the victim of another motorist's negligence, our Central Florida personal injury lawyers can provide you with expert assistance.

Common Injuries Experienced in Head-on Auto Accidents

Some of the most common injuries experienced in head-on auto collisions include:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck and spinal cord injuries
  • Serious contusions
  • Severe lacerations

Because of the amount of force created by a head-on auto collision, many of these kinds of accidents prove fatal. If the other motorist was negligent and found responsible for the death of a loved one, our legal team will help you file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party.

Issues of Auto Manufacturer Negligence and Head-on Collisions

We should also note that while these kinds of accidents are very serious, safety restraints and airbags improve the chances of drivers and passengers surviving head-on collisions. There are times, however when these safety features fail. In the case of airbags, even a fraction of a second delay in deployment can mean the difference between life and death.

In such cases, our Melbourne auto accident attorneys will examine if poor design or faulty maintenance of these safety features meant the difference in an accident's severity. We will be sure to punish negligent auto manufacturers or other parties who should have checked to ensure that the safety features of a vehicle functioned properly.

What Our Legal Team Can Do for You

Our attorneys at law know that the legal system can be very complicated. It is our goal to make sure that you receive a fair hearing, have your side of the case represented, and achieve peace of mind in the process. We will fight diligently to help you receive compensation for any losses, and we will punish the party responsible as well to make sure such recklessness doesn't occur again.

Learn More About Your Legal Rights

For more information about auto accident litigation and what our legal team can do for clients, be sure to contact our Central Florida personal injury attorneys today. The entire legal team is here to help you with sound legal advice that will provide peace of mind.

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