Head-On Collision Lawyers in Hammond

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One of the most common occurring car accidents in the United States each year is the head-on collision accident. These unfortunate accidents are one of the worst and most dangerous types of car crashes. Head-on collisions often end in injury to the driver and passengers of each vehicle and sometimes in the worst cases fatalities. In many cases, head-on collisions are caused by “wrong-way drivers.” This often happens when a vehicle crosses the center line on a two-way highway or street, or turns the wrong way onto the road. Head-on collisions are dangerous because of the combined forces of the two vehicles colliding. In a head-on collision accident, the most impact is focused at the front of the vehicle where the engine block is which can be very dangerous to the driver.

If you or someone you love has been involved and injured in a head-on collision, we want to assist you. The car wreck lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Hammond are experienced in successfully handling head-on collision cases in Hammond and throughout the state of Louisiana.

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What is a Head-On Collision?

When the front of two vehicles collides when traveling in opposite directions, a head-on collision accident occurs. An example of a head-on collision would be if a vehicle was traveling the wrong way down a one-way street and collided with another vehicle heading in the opposite direction.

Causes of Head-On Collisions:

  • Distracted Driving - When a driver is focusing on something other than the road, such as their phone, they are not paying complete attention to the road. In this situation, it is very easy for them to cross the centerline of the road and collide with a car driving in the opposite direction causing a head-on collision.
  • Pileups - When a multi-car pile-up occurs, sometimes the cars in the middle can be pushed into the parallel lane of oncoming traffic resulting in a head-on collision.
  • Drunk Driving - A common cause of head-on collisions is driving under the influence. Alcohol and drugs are known to impair a driver’s judgment, reflexes, and vision which can result in a head-on collision.
  • Poor Road Conditions - Road conditions that are unfavorable, such as potholes, construction, debris, and poor lighting can cause a driver to veer into oncoming traffic and cause 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

After a head-on collision accident, determining the cause and fault of the crash can be difficult. Law enforcement will investigate the scene, but they may lack the time, skills and training to uncover the actual cause of your accident.
The team of experienced and knowledgeable lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Hammond has pursued many car accident cases. We understand what clues to follow and evidence to seek in order to prove that there was negligence on the part of the other party involved, such as:
  • 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 Hammond

    The car accident attorneys at our firm have the experience to determine what would be the best way to prove your specific case. We also have the financial resources to employ the top professionals who assist our firm in reconstructing your accident in detail. Our team at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys understands just how horrific and life-changing the injuries and fatalities are for the victims of the accident and their families. We want to help you so that you can recover both physically and mentally. Contact one of our attorneys at our office in Hammond today at 985.888.8888 for your free and confidential consultation!


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