Philadelphia Head-On Car Accident Lawyers

While all car accidents are traumatic experiences, one of the worst types of collisions are head-on crashes. Head-on accidents often lead to driver and passenger injury or death. Although head-on crashes are not as frequent, they are still a danger to all those involved. In Pennsylvania in 2017, according to the 2017 Crash Facts and Statistics Report, there were close to 5,000 head-on collisions.

Each head-on collision is different and that means injuries sustained in each accident are also different. Statistics indicate that head-on crashes are more likely to result in serious harm or death to the driver or passengers in either vehicle.

Head-on crashes are often more deadly due to the force of the impact. In these types of accidents it is likely that the vehicles involved were traveling at high speeds, making the impact even greater. Collisions like these often result in debilitating injuries or death.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there was a 58 percent death rate recorded for vehicle occupants in head-on car crashes in 2017. Head-on crashes are more likely in rural areas and 13 percent are fatal. In urban areas, fewer than 7 percent of fatal crashes are head-on.

Common injuries sustained in a head-on car accidents include, but are not be limited to:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Death

One of the most common causes for head-on collisions in Pennsylvania is distracted driving. In fact, there were almost 16,000 car accidents involving distracted driving in 2017. Drunk driving was also cited, as was driving while under the influence of drugs. In Pennsylvania, DUI was cited as the reason for close to 10,000 accidents in the 2017.

Head-on car accidents can be caused by a number of reasons, such as:

  • Reckless driving
  • Improper passing
  • Wrong way collisions
  • Crossing the centerline
  • Speeding
  • Taking a curve too fast
  • Drowsy driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Avoiding animals
  • Road conditions

Determining who is at-fault for a head-on car crash is not always clear, yet it is the first question an insurance company asks. Pennsylvania follows a modified comparative fault rule, or a 51 percent rule. This means that you have to be less than 51 percent at fault to collect damages. In the aftermath of an accident you are likely feeling overwhelmed and in a state of shock. Knowing what happened and who was at fault, can prove to be challenging. Do not face insurance companies alone after a head-on collision.

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Discuss your head-on car crash with an experienced attorney at MyPhillyLawyer right away. Here you will get a chance to ask everything you need to know to pursue compensation for your injuries and damages. At MyPhillyLawyer, we got you covered and work in partnership with you to obtain the compensation that you need and deserve.

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