Approximately one in five automobile crashes nationwide are considered to be head-on collision. This averages to about 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 a low speed, it becomes easier to understand how the victims of both vehicles can suffer such catastrophic injuries or even die.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on collision that was caused by the recklessness or negligence of another party, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. The Southern California head-on collision attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas can help you hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence and help you obtain the full damages that you deserve.
Southern California Head-On Collision Lawyers Advocate for Accident Victims
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports 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 behind the wheel, travels too fast to negotiate a curve, or is distracted.
When motorists get drowsy or distracted and drift off the road, the change in the driving surface jolts them back to attention. Many head-on collisions occur when a driver in this type of a situation over-corrects for leaving the roadway and steers into oncoming traffic. Moreover, the NHTSA also reported that speeding and driving under the influence of controlled substances such as alcohol are also great contributing factors in many head-on collisions.
Regardless of what caused your head-on collision, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney to protect your legal rights. The Southern California head-on collision accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas will fight for your rights and work hard to obtain the full compensation that you deserve.
Injuries Resulting From Head-On Collision Accidents
When head-on accidents occur, the injuries sustained by the victims are often catastrophic or fatal. It is important that the attorney handling the case has a strong understanding of the physics involved in these types of accidents in order to determine the severity of the impact and the resulting injuries.
Common injuries sustained by victims of head-on collisions involve:
- Traumatic brain injuries and other close-head injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- nternal bleeding and organ injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas advocates for our clients’ full financial recovery through detailed preparation for negotiation or court proceedings, if necessary.
Contact an Experienced Southern California Head-On Collision Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision caused by the negligence of another party, the experienced accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas can help. We have the experience, resources and compassion to ensure that you will obtain the best representation when you need it the most.
Please call us at 1-949-556-4369 to discuss your case with an expert Los Angeles whiplash injury attorney or you can fill out our free consultation form.