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Top 5 Causes of Head-On Collisions


The majority of car accidents are fender-benders, but when vehicles crash head-on at a high speed, the results can be devastating. Victims often face large medical expenses and lost income while they recover. These losses can be hard to overcome and can jeopardize a family’s financial security.

If you suffered an injury due to a negligent driver in North Carolina, contact Tien Law Firm, PC. You may be entitled to compensation for health-care bills, lost wages, and other damages.

Our NC car accident lawyers can help you fight for the highest possible settlement. Call (888) 920-8180 today to schedule a free initial consultation.

How Often Do Head-on Collision Happen?

Head-on collisions occur less often than rear-end collisions but frequently result in serious injuries when a head-on collision occurs, especially when the vehicles involved are travelling at high speeds. It is not uncommon for victims to suffer brain trauma or orthopaedic inquires that can causes permanent disabilities.

Common Injuries in Head-on Collisions

Like most types of accidents, a head-on collision can damage any part of your body. The most common injuries in head-on wrecks are:

  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Contusions
  • Concussions
  • Bruises and cuts
  • Organ damage and

In addition to physical wounds, major accidents can cause post-traumatic stress disorder. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of PTSD in the United States. Common symptoms include:

  • Reliving the collision through nightmares and flashbacks
  • Irrationally blaming another person or yourself for the accident
  • Feeling severe anxiety or depression
  • Avoiding places and people that remind you of the accident;
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Forgetting details about the collision; and
  • Not being able to concentrate.

5 Common Causes of Head-on Collisions

The vast majority of car accidents involve human error, and that holds true for head-on collisions. These five factors contribute to most of the head-on crashes:

  1. Distracted driving;
  2. Driving while fatigued;
  3. Not adjusting behavior to poor weather or low visibility;
  4. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; and
  5. Ignoring traffic signs and signals.

If you were injured by a negligent driver in a head-on collision, turn to Tien Law Firm, PC. We focus our practice on representing those injured, and we have the experience and resources to help you recover the maximum compensation.

A personal injury attorney will evaluate your case, assess the police report and doctors’ records, prepare your claim, calculate your damages, and aggressively represent your interests. Call (888) 920-8180 today to schedule a free initial consultation.