Monroe Head-On Collision Lawyers

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Head-On collisions are among the most commonly occurring car crashes in our country each year. These car accidents are some of the worst and most dangerous car wrecks that occur. Head-on collisions often end in injury to the driver and passengers of each vehicle and sometimes even death, these accidents can be life-changing. Many head-on collisions are caused by “wrong-way drivers.” This usually happens when a vehicle crosses the center line on a two-way street or highway or turns the wrong way onto the road. This type of collision is dangerous due to the combined forces of the two vehicles colliding. During a head-on collision accident, the impact site is focused at the front of the car where the engine block can be dangerous and deadly to the driver.

If you have been the victim in a head-on collision accident the team at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Monroe wants to help you. Our head-on collision attorneys at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Monroe have successfully represented many victims throughout the state of Louisiana.

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What is a Head-On Collision?

A head-on collision occurs when the front end of two vehicles collide when they are traveling in opposite directions. An example of a head-on collision would be two vehicles traveling in opposite directions when for unknown reasons one of the two vehicles crosses the center line of the road and collides with the other.

Causes of Head-On Collisions:

  • Distracted Driving - If a driver is focusing on their phone or other things and isn’t paying complete attention to the road, it is easy for them to unintentionally cross the center line on a two-way street and lose control of the vehicle, resulting in a head-on collision accident.
  • Pileups - If a car accident involves a multi-car pile-up, sometimes the cars that are in the middle can be pushed into the parallel lanes and into oncoming traffic which can ultimately cause a head-on collision.
  • Drunk Driving - A very common cause of  head-on collision accidents is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These substances are known to impair a driver’s reflexes, vision, and judgment which can result in a head-on collision.
  • Poor Road Conditions - Construction, debris, potholes, and poor lighting on roadways can cause a driver to unintentionally veer into oncoming traffic which can 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

When a head-on collision occurs, the cause can be confusing, and determining fault can be difficult. Law enforcement will investigate the crash but they might lack the skills, time, and training to uncover the actual cause of your head-on collision.
The team at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys has pursued thousands of car and truck accident cases. Our head-on collision attorneys have the experience to understand and know what clues to follow and what evidence to seek in order to prove that there was negligence on the part of the other driver, 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 Monroe

    The head-on collision attorneys at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys have the experience to determine the best way to prove your case, as well as,  financial resources to employ the top professionals who aid our firm in reconstructing your specific accident in detail. This detailed replication helps member of the jury empathize and understand exactly what has happened to you. The Get Gordon team knows that serious injuries and fatalities are often suffered in head-on collision accidents. We also understand the devastation that these injuries can have on your family and your life. We want to help you. For a free and confidential consultation, contact one of our car wreck attorneys at our office in Monroe at 318.716.3888!


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