Head-On Collisions 

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Head-on collisions are among the most devastating type of automobile accidents. Such car crashes often result in fatalities or catastrophic injuries, and the damage they inflict can last a lifetime.

This affects your ability to work, your quality of life, and your physical and emotional health. If you or a loved one requires long-term medical care, your finances can be drastically affected.

Cutter Law P.C. has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for clients, including clients affected by head-on collisions. Our attorneys work tirelessly to ensure the best results possible for each of our clients.

What is a head-on collision?

A head-on collision occurs when two vehicles that are traveling toward each other collide. The front-end of both vehicles involved in the accident hit each other while the vehicles are moving in opposite directions.

This typically occurs when one vehicle travels the wrong way down a road, crosses the center line—either accidentally or in an attempt to pass someone—or crosses a median into oncoming traffic.

What factors can cause a head-on collision?

In some cases, a head-on collision can be caused when a driver moves into oncoming traffic on purpose, such as in an attempt to pass a slower vehicle. Other situations, however, may result in accidentally crossing a centerline or median and into approaching vehicles:
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Losing control of the vehicle
  • Driving too fast
  • Driving intoxicated
  • Driving while distracted
  • Taking an on-ramp instead of an off-ramp or vice versa
  • Severe weather conditions, making it difficult to see lane markers

What factors affect the severity of the injuries in a head-on accident?

There are a number of factors that affect the severity of the injuries sustained in an accident:
  • The size of the vehicles involved
  • The speed the vehicles were traveling at
  • Whether the victims were wearing seatbelts
  • Whether the victims are pinned inside the vehicle
  • Whether safety features such as airbags and seatbelts worked as intended

What types of injuries are caused by a head-on collision?

The most common type of injuries caused by head-on collisions include brain injuries, spinal injuries, fractures, internal injuries, and paralysis.

What types of claims can be made in a head-on collision?

The types of claims that can be made depend on the circumstances of your accident, including whether the other driver was negligent, whether your vehicle’s safety features functioned as expected and the types of injuries you sustained.

Among the common claims in a car crash are wrongful death, personal injury, loss of current and future wages, medical costs, and pain and suffering.

For more information on filing a Sacramento car crash lawsuit or an Oakland car crash lawsuit, visit our FAQ page. For a list of things to do after a car crash, read our page on steps to take after a car accident.

Sacramento and Oakland Car Accident Attorneys

Cutter Law P.C., we know that car accidents—including head-on collisions—can have a catastrophic effect not only on your physical health but also on your quality of life and your emotional well-being. We’ll advocate for you, so you obtain compensation for any physical harm that has come to you, as well as for non-economic losses, including mental anguish and decreased quality of life.

Our attorneys in Sacramento and Oakland are dedicated to ensuring accident victims who have suffered devastating losses in automobile accidents receive the compensation they need to cover long-term care and economic and non-economic losses.

If you or a loved one has been harmed in a car accident, you need an experienced attorney who will fight for you. We can speak to you at our office or meet you at your home or in the hospital if you cannot travel. There is no fee to speak with us and we will not charge you unless your claim is successful.

Contact us today at 916-461-8085 or request a no-obligation consultation.

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Sacramento, CA 95864
Phone: 916-290-9400

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Oakland, CA 94612

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