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The deadly impact of a head-on collision

On Behalf of | Aug 3, 2018 | Car Accidents, Firm News |

Connecticut drivers who get into head-on collisions could potentially be at a much greater risk than drivers who are involved in other types of collisions. Why is this? Simply put, despite the amount of safety dedicated to the front of the car, it’s still one of the most vulnerable areas on a vehicle.

Defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a crash between two vehicles moving toward each other, head-on collisions can have some of the biggest and most devastating consequences for drivers. This is especially true if the crash takes place on a freeway, where speeds are usually excessively high and the damages can be doubled accordingly.

The windshield is the hardest piece of glass in a car. There are also structural pieces in place to try preventing the bonnet from collapsing. However, a crash that takes place at a high enough speed could easily crumple the front of the car and end up pinning or even crushing the driver.

Many different physical injuries can result from these types of collisions. Healthline lists car crashes as a top reason for head injuries, for example, and head-on collisions are a big contributor to that number. Also common include broken bones, crush injuries, whiplash, and damage to the spinal cord.

Drivers who end up involved in head-on collisions will likely be dealing with hefty medical bills, long recovery periods, and more. This is why many seek compensation, as it can help them to recover from their injuries and regain control of their lives without having to worry about money on top of everything else.