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Head On Collision Accident Lawyer
Head-on accidents typically involve one vehicle leaving its designated lane crossing into the oncoming traffic in the other lane. In 2010, 1/10th of all traffic fatalities were head-on crashes– totaling in more than 3,900 individual accidents. Head on collisions cause thousands of drivers and passengers to become seriously injured or killed each year. Head On Collision Accident Lawyer servicing the League City, Galveston, Houston, Sugar land, Friendswood, Webster, Pearland, Nassau Bay, Alvin, Galveston, Texas areas.
What Is A Head-On Car Accident?
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Causes of Head-On Auto Collisions
- Driving Under the Influence- Alcohol and/or drug impairment is often involved in head-on collisions. Drunk drivers frequently cross into the wrong lane of traffic as they swerve or lose control of their vehicles.
- Distracted Driving- Cell phone can distract drivers and cause them to take their eyes off the road. Many unknowingly swerve into oncoming traffic. Drivers who aren’t paying attention because they are focused on their cell phones or other distractions can swerve or drift out of their lanes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 18 percent of all injury-producing traffic accidents in 2010 occurred as a result of a distracted driver. The NHTSA also reported that drivers who are using a hand-held device is between four and 23 times as likely to get into a crash, depending upon whether they are talking or texting.
- Fatigued Driving- Drivers who have not had enough sleep can be very dangerous on the road. Falling asleep while driving a vehicle caused 20% of serious accidents each year and many of these where head on collisions. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that 4.2 percent of more than 147,000 surveyed drivers had fallen asleep behind the wheel at least once in the prior 30 days. A dozing driver can easily cross into oncoming traffic.
- Reckless Driving- improper lane changes cause many accidents each year. According to Transportation.org, 4.2 percent of fatal head-on crashes occur when a driver tries to pass on an undivided two-lane roadway. Drivers who try to pass vehicles by swerving over into oncoming traffic or are speeding and lose control of their vehicle can cause head-on collisions. Losing control around a curve – Transportation.org estimates that 23 percent of fatal head-on car accidents happen when a driver takes a curve too fast or otherwise loses control of the vehicle on a curve.
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