The Dangers of Head-on Auto Accidents By Younker Hyde Macfarlane on May 20, 2014

The Dangers of Head-on Auto AccidentsSerious auto accidents have serious consequences, which is why it's so crucial to have skilled lawyers on your side. Personal injury attorneys help clients seek compensation for injuries and other losses, allowing for peace of mind as the victims and/or the victim's loved ones move forward.

One of the most serious kinds of injury accidents that can occur is a head-on auto accident. We'd like to take a few moments right now to consider the nature of head on auto accidents and what can be done to help clients following such a serious form of motor vehicle collision.

About Head-On Auto Accidents

Head-on auto accidents involve two vehicles colliding front-end to front-end. These kinds of accidents are extremely serious, even when they happen at relatively low speeds.

Causes of Head-On Auto Accidents

The most common causes of head-on auto accidents include the following:

  • Drunk driving
  • Driver fatigue/drowsiness
  • Texting while driving
  • Driver distraction and inattentiveness
  • Driving the wrong way on a one-way street
  • Attempting to overtake another vehicle on a two-lane road
  • Mechanical or vehicle failure

Why Head-On Auto Accidents Are So Deadly

When two vehicles collide head on, a tremendous amount of force is created. This is because two different masses are traveling right into each other, causing major impact when the vehicles slam to a stop. Because of the amount of force generated from such collisions, head-on auto accidents tend to be the most deadly kind of accident that occurs.

Will airbags and seat belts help during head-on auto accidents?

Both seat belts and airbags can help a fair amount in front-end auto accidents, though sometimes they can only help so much. When vehicles are traveling very fast, not even a seat belt or an airbag in proper functioning order can save the motorists or the passengers within the vehicle.

How Our Legal Team Can Help Injury Victims

Our auto accident attorneys believe that the people responsible for causing injury should be held accountable for their negligence. We will seek compensatory damages to cover medical bills and other losses experienced and will also seek punitive damages against the responsible party to make sure that such actions do not happen again in the future.

Seeking Justice Following the Loss of a Loved One

Since many head-on auto accidents result in fatal injuries, our lawyers will also be sure to work with the surviving loved ones to hold the negligent party responsible. While the compensation will not be able to bring back the lost loved one, it will help provide some degree of closure that will help with the grieving and mourning process.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Personal Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an auto accident, it's of the utmost importance that you contact our Salt Lake City, Utah personal injury attorneys today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve peace of mind while also receiving just compensation for any injuries sustained and losses experienced.

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At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, our attorneys have decades of combined experience in complex cases. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases, with a special focus on medical malpractice claims. Our firm is associated with the following professional organizations:

  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

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