What Are Some Common Causes of Head-on Collisions?
Head-on collisions occur when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide. The front of one vehicle usually collides with part or all of the front of the other vehicle. This type of crash can be extremely dangerous and cause severe, catastrophic injuries. Some examples of negligence that can lead to head-on collisions include the following:
Any time a driver is distracted,1 they run the risk of colliding with another vehicle, especially if they are texting or engaging in another type of activity that causes them to look away from the road. If a driver is on a two-lane road with no barrier dividing traffic and is texting, chances are high that they may accidentally veer into the path of oncoming traffic and cause a head-on collision.
Driving while overly drowsy is also extremely dangerous. Not only can a driver lose concentration or have slower reflexes, but there is also the possibility that a driver will nod off behind the wheel. When a driver falls asleep, the combination of eyes closing and lack of control of the direction of the vehicle makes it likely that they will cause a head-on collision with traffic traveling the other direction.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is always dangerous and against the law.2 Not only can impaired drivers leave their lane due to lack of concentration and control, but they also often cause head-on collisions because they turn and drive the wrong way on a one-way street or highway. Wrong-way accidents can be extraordinarily dangerous because both cars are often traveling at full speed at the time of the collision.
Defective auto parts
There are many parts on a vehicle that can malfunction and cause a driver to lose control, which can lead to head-on collisions. Such malfunctions can include brake failures, steering column failures, tire blowouts, and more. In this type of situation, the auto manufacturer—not the driver—is generally held liable for the accident and resulting injuries.
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If you have been injured in a head-on collision or any other type of collision, you should call the law office of Boling Rice, LLC as soon as possible. Call 770-887-3162 to speak with an experienced auto accident lawyer in Cumming, Georgia for free today.