Head on collisions are among the most destructive car accidents you’ll ever see since both vehicles are often moving fast upon impact. And if the vehicle airbags fail to deploy, the resulting injuries are more likely to become permanent or require lengthy rehabilitation.
Past statistical studies published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that head on collisions occur most often in rural areas, accounting for roughly thirteen percent (13%) of all fatal crashes. Only about seven percent (7%)of all fatal accidents in urban areas involve frontal crashes.
The most common types of head-on collision injuries are set forth below, followed by a review of the driving errors that often play a role in these deadly accidents.
Before reviewing those facts, here’s a look at what happened in several New York head-on collisions during recent years.
Major trauma, death and damages often occur in this state’s frontal crashes
When seat belts and airbags deploy properly, major head and facial injuries are less likely to occur. However, accident survivors frequently report pain in the following parts of their bodies to ER doctors.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a head-on collision, you need to immediately contact your New York City personal injury lawyer so we can discuss the facts of your case. We will fully investigate the accident and fight hard to obtain the highest settlement amount (or jury verdict) available to compensate you for all your losses.
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