Everyone can agree that getting into a car accident is one of the scariest things that can happen, but perhaps no kind of car accident is scarier than a head-on collision. This type of crash is not something you expect and can cause major injuries. If you have been in a head-on collision, you need to know where to turn to for help.
At SMT Legal, you will have a team of people by your side and a car accident lawyer who will work to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. You need to be with your family, so let us do the hard work.
The Statistical Reality
Pennsylvania sees its fair share of accidents. For the latest full reporting year, we see that there were more than 128,000 accidents reported, but that does not give us the full picture. When we talk about collision severity, perhaps there is no worse accident that a head-on crash.
There were 4,715 head-on crashes in the latest reporting year making them 3.7% of the total crashes. Despite being only 3.7% of the total, they were responsible for 10.7% of the vehicle accident fatalities.
The bottom line is this – head-on collisions are some of the deadliest types of crashes a person can get into. Injuries can be severe, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries with possible paralysis
- Broken bones (both extremities and rib cage)
- Major internal organ damage
These injuries require immediate and extensive medical attention. Often, a head-on accident collision victim needs long-term rehabilitation to fully recover from their injuries.
Will your insurance cover all of these expenses?
What if you are unable to work and lose out on income?
Why do They Happen?
These accidents often occur due to the negligence of other drivers. This can include being impacted by a drunk driver who is traveling down the wrong side of the road, something that happens all too often. These incidents often cause high-speed impacts between the two vehicles.
Other times, a head-on collision is caused by a distracted driver who is busy looking at their phone, messing with another device, or distracted by someone inside of the vehicle.
Regardless of why a head-on collision occurs, if it was caused by someone else’s negligence, that person needs to be held accountable for their actions.