A head-on collision is a collision where the front of one vehicle strikes the front of another vehicle. A head-on collision usually occurs when the negligent driver somehow gets into the lane of travel of the injured person. They might have crossed the median or a double yellow line, or misjudged a turn and gone too wide. Generally, when one vehicle hits another in a head-on collision the person who caused the accident is probably going to be at fault completely because the injured party’s car is where it supposed to be. There should not be anybody coming from in front of it.
Head-on collisions can have a serious impact on an injured individual who will face extensive periods of recovery and expensive medical costs. If you have been in a collision, you may be able to receive compensation for your damages with the help of a Boca Raton head-on collision lawyer. An experienced car accident attorney can begin building your case as soon as possible.
Common head-on collision situations in Boca Raton include drivers crossing an undivided roadway or crossing over into oncoming traffic. A head-on collision occurs where there is no median, no division between the lanes other than line stripes or maybe a designated turn lane in the middle of the road.
There is no impediment to a vehicle going from one side of the road to the other. In the more outrageous accidents on a state road or even a highway such as an interstate, sometimes the at-fault driver, for whatever reason, loses control of their vehicle and crosses a median going over curbs and across large highways, and drives right into oncoming traffic. There are cases where the person who causes the accident, drives onto a limited access roadway like a highway, and goes in the wrong direction, gets onto the highway and drives until the collision. Another situation is where people run the traffic lights. A Boca Raton head-on-collision attorney can help an individual to investigate the causes of an accident.
Often, there are two turn lanes to make a left turn and some roads even have three lanes to make a left turn, leading to other accidents. Two or three lanes of traffic that are simultaneously turning can fill up the whole roadway as the cars are turning. Someone trying to make a left-hand turn may swing too wide and hit the front of other cars that are stopped waiting to turn or go forward.
The amount of force involved in a head-on collision makes this kind of accident serious. A person can be driving at 40 or 50 miles an hour and the injured party’s car is at a complete stop. The person must instantly bring a car going 40 or 50 miles an hour to a dead stop. There is a lot of force involved with that. The driver and passengers inside the client’s car are severely whipped and pushed around with torque from the impact. Even worse is a situation when both vehicles are traveling and one car crosses the highway into an oncoming traffic at 50 miles an hour and hits the other car that is driving 50 miles an hour. By combining those speeds, there is a one hundred miles an hour to dead stop impact. The force of the impact is so much greater and devastating.
Seeking Medical Help
With any type of collision, but especially in head-on collisions, individuals need to get to a medical professional immediately. An individual should be checked to determine if there is a concussion which is a momentarily loss of consciousness, or other neurological findings, dizziness, light headedness, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, and things of that nature that might indicate possible head trauma. Because of the mechanism of this type of crash, the injured person can have serious injuries. Seeking medical help also helps build a record to make the claim process easier later on, with the help of a Boca Raton head-on collision lawyer.