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Head-On Automobile Collisions


Head-on collisions, or frontal crashes, are arguably the most dangerous car accidents. These crashes occur when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions crash into each other.

Head-on collisions often cause more catastrophic injuries and fatalities than other collisions because of the combined speed of each vehicle.

Causes of Head-On Collisions

These potentially deadly collisions typically occur when one driver ends up on the wrong side of the road and strikes oncoming traffic. Common causes of a frontal crash include impaired driving, distracted driving, or reckless driving. Less common situations include unsafe passing, driver fatigue, or driver confusion (i.e., driving the wrong way on a one-way street or entering the highway in the wrong direction).

Other causes that can contribute to head-on collisions are hazards on the road, as well as inclement weather. Many of these crashes are more likely to occur in rural areas, at high speed, and night. When these accidents do happen, the injuries are typically very severe.

Head-On Collision Statistics

According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), only 2% of automobile collisions are head-on collisions, but they account for around 10% of driving fatalities. Notably, 75% of head-on collisions occur on rural roads like two-lane roads.

Possible Damages Recoverable

In the event of a head-on collision, compensation may be available for the following damages:

  • Hospital & doctor bills
  • The cost of future medical care related to the accident
  • Lost wages and future lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Compensation for disability or disfigurement

North Carolina Automobile Collision Attorneys

Pursuing compensation after an automobile collision is a complex matter. An experienced team of personal injury attorneys can assess the factors contributing to the crash and your injuries to get you the best settlement possible. Contact us if you were injured in a charter bus accident in Charlotte, Raleigh, Fayetteville, or anywhere in the Carolinas. You may use our Live Chat feature or visit our contact page for more information on the Maginnis Howard branch closest to you.