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Head On Collisions

Head on CollisionsMotor vehicle accidents are one the leading causes of death and injury in Florida. You don’t have to be an auto engineer, accident reconstructionist, or a physicist to intuitively know that tons of steel moving in one direction and tons of steel headed in the opposite direction multiply the impact forces. Generally, the heavier motor vehicle occupants suffer less injury than the smaller but seat belts and air bags can lessen the harms. But no matter what way you slice it, head on collisions often cause more damage than other car accident formats.

For the most part, head on collisions are caused by the negligent acts of one of the drivers involved. If injured in a head on collision due to these acts, our Miami Car Accident Lawyers have the expertise and resources to mine automobile banks for crucial data about why a car collision occurred and what driver actions were before and at impact.

The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration has studied common head on collision patterns for decades. Auto manufacturers are required to conduct crash tests on all motor vehicles sold in the United States. Extensive data obtained has been engineered into motor vehicle safety devices which led to the mandatory equipped and used seat belts. Padded ergonomic dashboards, yielding bumpers, collapsing steering columns and air bags followed to mitigate the injury severity of vehicle to vehicle or vehicle to fixed barrier auto crashes.

Many lives and much human suffering have been saved by these now common safety measures. Personal injury claims have led to ongoing refinements in seat and headrest design which have also contributed to reduced injury severity as well. Smart cars and trucks of the future will help lessen the harms from high energy crash impacts. So called "black box" data recorders are common on modern vehicles.

Even with these advancements in motor vehicle safety, however, injuries and death still occur. Head on collisions and high speed crashes are usually associated with catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Inattentive drivers such as text messaging, cell phone usage, and other mobile communications used while driving only increase risk and dangers including the risk of a head on collision. Head on collisions can also be caused by faulty repairs in a vehicle or drunk driving. Drivers can also encounter a head on collision when speeding, falling asleep behind the wheel, if unable to see road signs, or switching lanes improperly. This type of accident occurs frequently in two-lane roads, construction zones and highway ramps.

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Here at Gerson & Schwartz, PA, we want to encourage every Florida resident to drive carefully this season. Driving with care includes, but is not limited to, paying attention to the road, following traffic signs and lights, wearing prescription eye glasses and obeying speed limits. Put down your cell phone when you get behind the wheel and try not to pick it up until you have reached your destination. Texting, talking, and web browsing are some of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents today, especially head on collisions. Remember to avoid driving when intoxicated, sleepy, tired or fatigued. Also, be sure to maintain your vehicle so that it will operate properly when you are on the road.

If you do find yourself regrettably in an accident, the attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz, PA, understand what you are going through. Whether you are injured in a car, or bus accident, taxi cab, or truck collision, you need experienced legal help. Our Miami injury attorneys have decades of experience representing victims in auto, car, truck, and motorcycle crashes recover financial compensation throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and other areas of South Florida. We pride ourselves in handling our cases thoroughly and diligently. All car and motor vehicle accident cases along with other personal injury claims handled by our law firm are handled on a contingent fee basis. There are no attorneys’ fees unless we are able to reach a settlement that reimburses you for your costs. To schedule an appointment and set up a free case consultation, call us at (305) 371-6000 or fill out this contact form.

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