Car Accident Cases Involving Head-On Collisions

Even a minor car accident can be frightening, but a head-on collision is truly a horrible thing to live through. The impact—literally and figuratively—can have devastating consequences that last for months, years, and in some cases, a lifetime. If you have been involved in a head-on collision, you are not alone. We have helped many car accident victims recover compensation after head-on collisions in Georgia.

Frequency & Occurrence of Head-On Collisions

According to national statistics, head-on collisions on American roads generally account for about 10% of traffic deaths each year. When you take out intersection accidents, head-on crashes account for nearly 20% of all fatal wrecks. Not surprisingly, the areas where head-on collisions occur with the most frequency include:

  • Rural roads
  • Undivided two-lane roads
  • Roads with frequent curves that require additional steering to navigate safely
  • Roads with sharp turns
  • Roads that rise and fall, temporarily blocking a driver’s view of oncoming traffic
  • Roads that have puddling water or ice accumulation

As the population in Atlanta and throughout Georgia continues to spread outside urban areas, traffic volumes are increasing on two-lane rural roads. Recognizing this phenomenon and taking into account the factors above, we can unfortunately expect the frequency of head-on crashes to increase.

How Head-On Collisions Occur

In most cases, a head-on collision occurs when a car or truck crosses the centerline or median and crashes into an approaching vehicle. A head-on collision can also occur when a driver intentionally or unintentionally travels in the wrong direction down a roadway. There are a number of other ways in which a head-on collision can occur, including:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Passing on a two-lane road
  • Sudden lane changes
  • Roadway defects, such as potholes and uneven pavement
  • Vehicle malfunction
  • Speeding and loss of control
  • Over-correcting a lane adjustment

When head-on collisions occur, the injuries sustained are often catastrophic or even fatal. We have seen serious head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, and other types of internal injuries from head-on car accidents. Due to the severity of most head-on collisions, it is important to choose an attorney who knows how to properly investigate these claims and hold at-fault parties responsible.

Contact KWFDM after a Head-On Collision in Georgia

If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on collision in Rome, Albany, Columbus, Atlanta, or anywhere in Georgia, contact the legal team at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC at (404) 460-01010 to discuss your options going forward. We can help you obtain fair and just compensation for your injuries.

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