Head-on collisions happen everyday. They occur when two cars driving in opposite directions crash into each other. The results can be devastating and both parties involved can have serious injuries. There are quite a few factors that can result in a head-on collision. These include:
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, head-on collisions are more common in rural areas than they are in urban areas. While head-on collisions are not as common as rear-end collisions or sideswiping, it is still one of the most deadly types of car accidents. Due to the angle and speed at which these types of accidents occur, the results are more likely to be fatal. Head-on collisions make up about 13 percent of all fatal rural crashes while in urban areas it's responsible for 7 percent.
To prevent the likelihood of a head-on collision it is important that you:
In addition to following the recommendations above, remember to always wear your seatbelt and drive with your headlights on when necessary. Avoid driving while tired and stay away from alcohol before getting behind the wheel. Unfortunately accidents do happen, but by doing your part, we can make the roads safer for everyone. In the event that you or someone you know has been involved in a head-on collision, it may be time to get in contact with an experienced attorney. Contact us at the Michigan Legal Center today to discuss your case and get the help you need.
Smartphones are only getting smarter. With each software update comes a variety of new apps designed to make your life easier – but those installations should come with warning signs.
Smartphones are a known cause of traffic accidents, with more and more drivers reporting being distracted by texts and calls while on the road. Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that 424,000 people were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013 – a 10 percent increase in just two years. What’s more, 3,154 people died.
Modern cars are more connected than ever before. Lane departure warnings, crash avoidance technology, and Bluetooth are helping vehicles predict and respond to other drivers’ actions.
But are there dangers to these new gadgets? In-car Wi-Fi, in particular, has received criticism for its potential to cause driver distractions. Auto manufacturers say it is a giant step toward creating self-driving vehicles.
Most people do not understand the trauma of a car crash until they experience one firsthand. In addition to the initial pain, accident victims may face an uphill legal battle to recover compensation for medical bills, lost income and other damages.