Experienced Southern California Head-On Collision Attorneys
On average, nearly one in five auto crashes in this country are head-on collisions. This is equal to approximately 18 percent of all car accidents. Of these head-on collisions, three of every four occur on rural, undivided two-lane roads. It may surprise you to learn that of these head-on collisions, only 4.2 percent occur when one vehicle is attempting to pass another. While there aren’t that many undivided rural highways in Southern California, there are far too many head-on collisions in the Los Angeles area. When you think about the energy created when two vehicles collide head-on, even at low speeds, it becomes easier to understand how the occupants of both vehicles often suffer such catastrophic injuries or worse. If you sustained injuries, or if a family member suffered injuries or died, as a result of a head-on collision, Southern California head-on collision attorneys such as the Law Offices of Samer Habbas may be able to help.
Southern California Head-On Collision Lawyers Advocate for Accident Victims and Their Families
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a study on these types of collisions a few years ago and found that head-on collisions are most likely to occur when a driver is making an “unintentional” maneuver. The NHTSA categorized unintentional maneuvers as when a driver falls asleep at the wheel, travels too fast to negotiate a curve or is distracted by a cell phone or something else. It made a point of mentioning that when drivers get drowsy or distracted and drift off the road, the change in driving surface jolts them back to attention. Many head-on collisions occur when a driver in this situation over-corrects for leaving the roadway and steers into oncoming traffic. The NHTSA also mentioned in its report that speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs were contributing factors in many head-on collisions.
Head-On Collision Attorneys Los Angeles
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of auto accidents. In spite of advances in air bags and other safety features, drivers and passengers involved in head-on collisions are at elevated risk for very serious and often fatal injuries. Survivors of head-on collisions often face a lengthy recovery, and the medical bills can be catastrophic for them and their families. If you or someone you care for incurred damages in a head-on crash, Los Angeles head-on collision lawyer Samer Habbas can help you navigate the legal process to recover medical expenses, lost wages and other accident-related expenses. To schedule a free consultation with experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney Samer Habbas, call his Law Offices today at 888.848.5084.
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