The impact created by a head on collision is usually substantial because these accidents involve two accelerating forces. These accidents often result in the deployment of air bags, which by themselves can cause significant injuries. It is not uncommon for airbags to cause burns, contusions, deep bone bruises, and facial fractures.
In head on collisions that don’t involve airbag deployment, the injuries are often substantially worse. These accidents routinely involve head trauma, brain injury and facial lacerations as a victim’s head may come into contact with the cabin of the vehicle or windshield. These head injuries are in addition to the spinal injuries that usually result from a head on collision.
Head on collisions are especially traumatic to the victims involved because the victims face the opposing vehicle prior to impact. In other words, the victims involved know that the accident is going to occur and that they are powerless to prevent it. It is not uncommon for these victims to: develop fears of driving, experience mental distress, endure nightmares, suffer from panic and anxiety attacks, have difficulty sleeping, among other things. Individuals involved in these accidents often describe the image of the other vehicle prior to the crash as being “burned into their memory.”
If you or a loved one was involved in a head on collision, it is important you hire an attorney that has experience with these cases and understands both the emotional and physical injuries that can result. The attorneys at the Piccuta Law Group, LLP have experience handling head on collision cases. If you or a loved one was involved in a head on collision accident, contact one of our attorneys today for a free consultation.