Helping seriously injured victims of head-on car accidents across Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Naples, Plantation, the Palm Beaches and the Florida Keys
After helping hundreds of seriously injured victims of car accidents across Florida collect millions of dollars in compensation of the past 25 year, Florida car accident lawyer Joseph Lipsky knows too well that head-on collisions are some of the most devastating types of car accidents, causing serious personal injuries and often time, wrongful death. The reason head-on collisions are so deadly is because the force to which the occupants of the vehicles are subjected is the combined speed of the two vehicles crashing. Head-on collision are precisely what the name describes, when to vehicles collide front bumper to front bumper.
Given the life altering effects these deadly Florida head-on car accidents have on the people involved, and their families, injured victims of head-on collisions need to immediately contact an experienced personal injury attorney to investigate how and why the crash occurred. Many of the causes of head-on collisions include:
- Distracted drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Improperly turning into oncoming traffic
- Reckless driving in poor weather
- Driver fatigue
Not surprisingly, almost sixty percent of all head-on collisions involved a person who was at least partially intoxicated, and yet despite the ongoing efforts of groups like MADD, chose to drive anyway.
While head-on collisions make up less than 2 percent of all car accidents, they cause over 10 percent of all car accidents wrongful deaths. The majority of head-on crashes caused by wrong way drivers take place on highways, where the vehicle speed is greater, meaning the carnage and life altering damages are greater. Although these are statistics, in real life terms, this means that head-on collisions cause almost 400 deaths annually. Almost 80 percent of those deadly accidents took place during evening and early morning hours.
Considering the forces involved in head-on collisions, they result in some of most debilitating injuries, such as:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal damage
- Facial lacerations
- Broken extremities
The majority of drivers involved in wrong way head-on collision were between the ages of 20 and 50. And, that age group also made up the majority of intoxicated drivers. Efforts to reduce head-on collisions include:
- Alcohol Ignition Locking Devices
- Retesting older drivers to make sure they are competent
- Better roadway design
- Improved roadway signage
Personal injury Joseph Lipsky has helped seriously injured victims of head-on collisions across Florida for more than 25 years. If you or a family member were injured in a head-on car accident caused by someone else’s fault, we ask you to contact us ONLINE OR CALL us at:
Toll Free at (888) FLA-LAW8
(954) 693-0073 (Broward)
(305) 821-7333 (Miami-Dade)
(561) 514-3535 (Palm Beaches) or
(305) 296-6300 (Florida Keys)
to schedule your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. The call and car accident injury consultation are FREE, so do not delay in calling to find out about your legal rights.