Lawyers for Head-On Automobile Accidents in and Around Houston, Texas
Head-on collisions are one of the worst types of car accidents in Houston or anywhere else for that matter.
Some head-on collisions are caused by “wrong way drivers.”
This is a term that has been used in recent years to describe drivers, usually drunk drivers at night, who get disoriented and:
- drive the wrong way on a feeder road or
- try to enter the interstate going the wrong way up an exit ramp.
Another recent example in Texas occurred when a group of university students were driving back to Houston from spring break.
The highway they were driving on was not divided.
The driver, who was looking at a map on her phone for directions caused the car to swerve out of their lane.
The driver then over-corrected trying to get back in her lane and then over-corrected again.
This time the car crossed the median and collided head-on with an 18-wheeler going the other way.
The accident caused VERY serious injuries.
These types of accidents often result in one or more fatalities of the occupants of the vehicles involved. A front end or head-on collision is the most common type of crash that results in fatalities.
While many accidents occur after a driver loses control, many head-on collisions are the result of DWI drunk drivers or drowsy, fatigued drivers. An experienced, award-winning car accident lawyer can help you achieve the maximum award for your injuries.
Although the number of head-on collisions in Houston each year is a small percentage of the overall number of crashes, they disproportionately result in fatalities. The reason for this is the physics involved.
When a car traveling 50 miles per hour in one direction hits another car head-on, traveling in the opposite direction at 50 miles per hour, the impact is equivalent to a vehicle hitting a concrete wall at 100 miles per hour. Therefore, the results of a head-on collision can be devastating even at relatively low speeds.
A major cause of automobile collisions in Texas is driver inattentiveness such as a driver texting or talking on a cell phone or by distractions from other occupants in the vehicle.
We often also see these types of crashes resulting from drivers fleeing from law enforcement officers or intoxicated drivers mistakenly driving the wrong way and into oncoming traffic.
Head-on collisions also occur with commercial vehicles and 18-wheelers which can result from failure to maintain the vehicle, or driver inexperience or error.
Regardless of the types of vehicles involved or cause, the results of a head-on collision can be devastating to those involved.
Our lawyers often see traumatic brain injuries and/or severely broken bones and other serious and catastrophic injuries in persons involved in head-on collisions. Many of these types of accidents result in death to the vehicles’ occupants.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a head-on collision, it is important to contact Houston, Texas injury trial lawyer Michael P. Fleming immediately. The process of pursuing a claim against an at-fault and negligent driver can be long and complicated. You need experienced personal injury attorneys. Call today for a free consultation 888-529-0018.