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What Can Cause Head-On Collisions?

Posted by Trent Kelly on December 27, 2021
What Can Cause Head-On Collisions?

Head-on collisions occur when the front of one vehicle collides either head-on or at an angle with the front end of another vehicle. Front-end accidents result in some of the most serious accidents causing serious and often deadly injuries. If you suffer injuries or lose a loved one in a head-on crash, speak with an Austin car accident attorney as soon as possible. 

Common Causes of Head-On Collisions


  1. Speeding. When two cars are involved in a head-on collision, then chances are at least one or both cars were speeding. This is because if that was not the case, then at least one of the drivers or both would have been able to maneuver their cars to avoid the head-on collision. This is not to say one could avoid a car accident if they are not speeding, but a speeding car causes more serious accidents and injuries than one not speeding.
  2. The Curvature of the Road. Although head-on collisions can occur on any road or anywhere, they are most common on rural roads compared to the center of a city because rural roads tend to have more curves, hills, and limited visibility.
  3. Driving On The Wrong Side of the Road. One of the most common causes of head-on collisions is drivers driving on the wrong side of the road. There are several reasons why drivers end up driving on the wrong side of the road, and these include the following:


  1. Drunk driving
  2. Distracted driving
  3. Drowsy driving
  4. Attempting to cross over the median line into the direction of opposite traffic to pass a slow-moving vehicle without looking to see if any vehicles are approaching from the opposite direction
  5. Swerving into other lanes to avoid hitting animals or potholes
  6. Poorly marked exit ramps and roads
  7. Inclement weather

What an Austin Car Accident Lawyer Can Do for You

At Terry & Kelly Injury Lawyers, we have experienced head-on collision lawyers who can do so much for you to make sure you are fully compensated, including the following:

  1. Having a complete and thorough review of your case and advising on what needs to be done to make an airtight case, including additional investigations or expert reconstruction of the accident scene to make sure we can tell the story of what happened in a manner that benefits you.
  2. Preparation and filing of all necessary documents to prove your case and immediately using our negotiation skills and experience in making your case for maximum compensation from the insurance companies who are often the first parties an accident victim deals with before the case progresses further if it does.
  3. In the event a settlement is not reached with the insurance company to fully compensate you, we will promptly file your case in court and guide you through the process as we aim to get you the best outcome possible in court.

These are just some of the things we can do for you, but our end objective for all our personal injury clients is to obtain the maximum compensation you can obtain given the nature of your injuries. If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer who can best represent you, contact us today for a free consultation.

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