Head-On Car Accident Lawyers in Lafayette
Head-on collisions are one of the most deadly accidents that a driver can be involved in. This type of car accident can result in serious injuries and in the worst case, fatalities. Head-on crashes happen when a driver goes the wrong way on a two-way street. Crossing the center line on a two-way street or highway or turning the wrong way onto the road are potential ways that this kind of accident can occur. The combined force of the two vehicles is greatly amplified during a head-on car crash. Additionally, since the majority of the impact from the car accident is placed at the front of the car where the engine block is, these collisions can cause fatal explosions.
Car accidents that happen as a result of a head-on collision can be devastating, but the team at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Lafayette can help get you the justice you deserve. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.
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 – If a driver focuses their attention on something other than the road, they can unintentionally cross into oncoming traffic in the parallel lanes causing a head-on collision.
- Pileups – A multi-car pileup accident may cause vehicles that are in the middle of the pile to be pushed into the parallel lane of traffic. This can cause a head-on collision.
- Driving under the influence can significantly impair a driver’s reaction times and their ability to make sound decisions. When this happens, the offending drivers can make mistakes or veer into oncoming traffic.
- Poor Road Conditions – Issues on roads such as potholes and construction can affect a driver’s safety, and these bad conditions may even cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles, causing a front-crash car accident.
Common Injuries Suffered in a Head-On Collision:
- Traumatic brain injury
- 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
If you are a victim of a head-on collision, it can be hard to figure out how it happened and who was at fault. While police may investigate the accident, they may not be able to dedicate the time and resources to determine the actual cause. It may be in your best interest to hire a professional attorney.
The head-on collision accident lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys have pursued thousands of car and truck accident cases, and we have the experience necessary to get you the answers you need. We are able to determine if any of the following factors were involved in the collision:
- 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 Lafayette
Not only do the head-on collision lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston, and Zachary 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.