Frontal collisions rank as the single most dangerous type of auto accident and the leading cause of auto fatalities.
Frontal collisions rank as the single most dangerous type of auto accident and the leading cause of auto fatalities. Certain factors can mitigate risk such as the greater ability to anticipate collisions and brace for impact, as well as the potential for much of the force to be absorbed by the vehicle’s hood, engine, and front bumper (as opposed to side impact collisions in which there is little barrier). However, the trajectories of the colliding vehicles and the doubled force that they create can lead to some of the most catastrophic of accidents and the most severe injuries. Understanding the nature of this category of accidents and the injuries that result from it can help drivers to avoid their occurrence and to understand any pain or complications that they may experience in the wake of a collision.
The Dynamics of a Head-On Collision
Head-on collisions, despite comprising only 2% of overall crashes, make up 10.1% of all fatal crashes in the United States. They result from deviations by one party or another from their designated lane, turning the wrong way down a one-way road, or, frequently, turning against traffic on a highway access ramp. Drivers are at greater risk of such accidents in areas or at intersections in which directions are not clearly marked and defined, as well as on roads that lack a median or partition and place drivers in close proximity with oncoming traffic. Roughly 68% of head-on collisions are found to happen on straight roads where one driver deviates from their lane; 23% occur where a road bends and drivers may over- or under-compensate for the change in trajectory; 4.2% result when drivers attempt to pass other cars by moving into an opposite lane.
How Dover Can Help You
If you have been the victim of a head on collision, getting you back to full physical and financial health means finding skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced legal representatives to assist you in acquiring the compensation that you are due. Your interests will be best represented by a firm that not only understands the law, but medical terminology, conditions, and procedures as well. You must assume that the other party in your case will acquire skilled representation and that you must do the same to ensure your well-being.
That skill and dedication is what distinguishes Dover from other Atlanta law firms. To provide for your representation, call Dover today so that we can begin the process of securing your interests and getting you back on the road to recovery.