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One of the worst and most dangerous types of car accidents are head-on collisions. There are many head-on collision accidents in the United States each year. These often end in injury to the driver and passengers of each car involved. In the worst case, they can also end in fatalities. Many head-on collision accidents are caused by “wrong-way drivers.” This can happen when a car crosses the center line of the road or turns the wrong way onto the highway. This type of accident is so dangerous due to the combined forces of each vehicle colliding together. The impact site of a head-on collision is focused at the front of the vehicle where the engine block can become dangerous and even deadly to those sitting behind it.

If you have been the victim in a head-on collision accident our team wants to help you. The head-on collision lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Baton Rouge have represented thousands of victims in Baton Rouge and throughout the state of Louisiana. 

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What is a Head-On Collision?

A head-on collision accident is when the front ends of two vehicles collide while traveling in opposite directions. An example of a head-on collision accident could be two cars traveling in opposite directions on a two-way street when, for unknown reasons, one of the cars crosses the center line and strikes the other.

Causes of Head-On Collisions:

  • Distracted Driving - When drivers aren’t paying full attention to the road and are focusing on other things like their phones, it is easy for them to cross the center line on a two-way road or to even lose control of their vehicle causing a head-on collision.
  • Pileups - When a car accident results in a multi-car pile up, the cars that are in the middle may be pushed toward parallel lanes and into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision accident.
  • Drunk Driving - One of the most common causes of head-on collisions is intoxication. Alcohol and drugs are known to strongly impair a driver’s judgment, reflexes, and vision, resulting in many head-on collisions.
  • Poor Road Conditions - Poor lighting on roadways, debris, construction, and potholes are conditions on the roadway that can cause a driver to veer into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision.

Common Injuries Suffered in a Head-On Collision:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussions
  • Whiplash
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Back injuries
  • Injuries from airbag deployment
  • Fractured and broken bones
  • Cuts, bruises, and abrasions
  • Internal organ damage

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What to do if You’ve Been Involved in a Head-On Collision

Head-on crashes can be so violent that the next person who comes upon the scene can’t determine how the accident occurred. Law enforcement will investigate, but they might lack the time, skills and training to uncover the real cause of your crash.
As a result of pursuing thousands of car and truck accident cases, the car accident and head on collision attorneys at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys have the experience to know what clues to follow and what evidence to seek to prove negligence on the part of the driver that collided into you, like:
  • Roadway hazards or Road defects
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Talking on a cell phone or texting while driving
  • Unsafe passing or racing
  • Falling asleep while driving
  • Driving too fast/losing control
  • Driving the wrong way (one-way street, entrance ramp)

    Contact an Experienced Car Wreck Lawyer in Baton Rouge

    Not only do the head-on collision lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys have the necessary experience to determine the best way to prove your case, but we have the financial resources to employ the top professionals who aid us in reconstructing your accident in detail, so a jury can understand exactly what has happened to you. We understand the serious, catastrophic injuries and fatalities that are often suffered in head-on collisions as well as the devastation they can have on your life. Let us help you. Contact a car accident lawyer at our Baton Rouge office at 225.888.8888 for your free and confidential consultation. 


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