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Atlanta, Georgia Head-On Collision Car Accident Lawyer

As Atlanta, Georgia Car Accident Lawyers, we know that head on accidents are typically considered the most dangerous of accidents because the combined speed of two vehicles crashing directly increases the magnitude of the crash. As RSU explains, when two cars crash going head on at 40 miles per hour each, the force of the crash is 80 miles per hour.

Unfortunately, those involved in head-on accidents are likely to suffer serious injury or even death as a result of the angle and force of the impact. At Sammons & Carpenter, we understand how devastating the consequences of these types of crashes can be. Our Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers can represent victims of head-on collisions or the loved ones of those killed in wrecks in order to obtain the compensation they deserve.

The Dangers of Head-on Accidents
Head on accidents can occur anywhere, but a study on Transportation.org indicated that they are more likely to occur on certain roadways than others. According to Transportation.org:
  • 75 percent of all head-on collisions occur on rural roadways;
  • 75 percent of head-on collisions occur on two-lane roads that are undivided;
  • 4.2 percent of deadly head on collisions occur when a vehicle is passing on an undivided two-lane road;
  • 68 percent of fatal head-on collisions occur when drivers are going straight; and,
  • 23 percent of fatal head-on collisions occur when drivers are going around curves.
This data indicates that drivers face on the greatest risk on smaller and narrow roadways where the cars are traveling directly next to each other in opposing lanes. The accidents are most likely to occur when a vehicle is speeding and the driver loses control, or as a result of drunk driving, fatigued driving, and distracted driving.

If you wish to hold another driver accountable for your head-on accident, you will need to demonstrate that the other driver is at fault for the crash. An Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer can help you to gather the necessary proof to show that the other driver caused the accident due to his carelessness or because he violated the rules of the road.

Head-on Collisions Put Everyone at Risk
Head-on collisions often occur at high speeds. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that many head-on crashes involve drunk drivers or drivers who have fallen asleep at the wheel. These drivers are unlikely to engage in normal crash-avoidance behaviors, like swerving to avoid a head-on crash or slamming on the brakes to slow the speed at which the cars collide. Because speeding itself is a cause of head-on crashes, this also accounts for why so many of these accidents are so deadly.

Unfortunately, due to both the force and the angle of the impact, drivers in head-on crashes often suffer very serious injuries. Some of the common consequences of head-on collisions include:
  • Traumatic brain injury;
  • Damage to the spinal cord and resulting paralysis;
  • Injuries caused by air bags, including broken bones in the face;
  • Bone fractures;
  • Muscle strain;
  • Whiplash;
  • Injuries to the legs, knees or hips;
  • Death
The more serious the injury, the more expensive the costs of treatment and the greater the chances that your injury will impact your ability to work. The person responsible for the accident is responsible for all costs including medical bills, lost wages, damages for pain and suffering, and wrongful death compensation to family members of those killed. An Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer should be consulted to help obtain the maximum damages available under the law.

Getting Legal Help from an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer for a Head-on Collision

With high-stakes cases such as those involving head-on crashes, it is important to have an experienced and knowledgeable legal advocate representing your interests. At Sammons & Carpenter, our Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers are dedicated to helping car accident victims fight for their legal rights and we can put our legal knowledge and skills to work for you.

An experienced Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer at Sammons & Carpenter can represent you every step of the way, from proving the other driver was responsible for your crash to negotiating with an insurance company or taking your case to trial.

To learn more about how we can help you after your head-on accident, contact us online or give us a call at (404) 991-5950.  

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