CARMICHAEL HEAD-ON COLLISIONS RESULT IN FATALITY
Posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 6:03 am
According to the California Highway Patrol, a female passenger of a vehicle traveling southbound on Walnut Avenue died as the result of injuries sustained in a head-on collision when the driver of the vehicle swerved into oncoming traffic. The driver of the other vehicle was unable to avoid the collision.
Head-On Collisions Result in Catastrophic Injuries
Head-on collisions are often the cause of car accident fatalities and catastrophic injuries due to the severity of the impact. For those who survive head-on collisions, their lives are usually changed forever due to injuries that require 24/7 medical and/or personal care. This is why head-on collisions are considered to be one of the most dangerous types of car accidents that a person can encounter.
If you have been injured in a car crash or you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, contact our office at (916) 999-9000 to find out how we can help you recover compensation for your injuries. Money will never ease the pain of losing a loved one nor will it erase your pain from being injured in head-on collisions but it can help to provide the necessary treatment to help you move forward.
Causes of Head-on Collisions
Most people assume that head-on collisions are only the result of two vehicles traveling in opposite directions colliding bumper to bumper. However, head-on collisions can also result when a vehicle strikes a stationary object such as a wall, light pole, or building. The causes of head-on collisions vary and include:
- Tire blowouts
- Driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs
- Poor judgment when passing another vehicle
- Making a wide turn in a blind curve
- Turning into oncoming traffic
- Poor weather conditions
- Trying to avoid road debris
- Altered traffic patterns and road construction
Regardless of the reasons for head-on collisions, the results from these collisions are the same — people are tragically and fatally injured. It is important to always be focused on the task of driving and drive defensively to avoid head-on collisions if possible.
What Types of Injuries Are Common In Head-on Collisions?
As discussed above, head-on collisions often result in the death of one or more people. Car accident victims suffer a variety of injuries. The severity of these injuries depends on many factors including the type of collision. Head-on collisions result in devastating injuries including:
- Loss of limbs
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Broken bones and/or fractures
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
If you have been injured in a car crash, your first priority is to seek medical attention to protect your health and to prevent your injury from becoming more serious. It is also important to contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible after the car crash to protect your interests. Our personal injury attorneys will begin an immediate accident investigation to identify and preserve key evidence used to prove the other driver caused the accident and should be held liable for your injuries. Because memories fade and evidence can be lost or destroyed, it is important to begin the accident investigation as quickly as possible.
Have You Been Injured In A Car Crash?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact our office to learn more about California auto accident claims. Contact Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or chat with a representative on our website to schedule your free legal consultation.