Representing Victims Of Head-On Collisions
A head-on collision is typically a horrific accident that results in serious or fatal injuries. According to National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) data, head-on collisions more commonly occur in rural areas, accounting for about 13 percent of fatal crashes. In urban areas, head-on collisions account for about 7 percent of all fatal crashes.
No matter where your crash occurred, you deserve to learn about your legal rights and options.
At Newman, Williams, Mishkin, Corveleyn, Wolfe & Fareri, P.C., we represent victims of all types of car accidents, including head-on crashes. To schedule a consultation at our office in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, please complete our online contact form.
Causes Of Head-On Collisions
One of the most common scenarios involving head-on crashes is when one car veers into the oncoming lane. This could be caused by:
Distracted driving: When the other driver is using a cellphone, texting while driving or engaging in other distracting behavior.
Impaired driving: When the other driver has consumed alcohol or is driving under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs.
Fatigued driving: When the other driver falls asleep behind the wheel or is too tired to drive safely.
Unsafe passing: When the other driver passes in a no-pass lane or when another car is coming.
Going the wrong way in a one way: When the other driver, for whatever reason, starts driving the wrong way on a one-way road.