Florida Head-On Collision Attorneys
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous and deadly accidents drivers and their passengers can find themselves in. These accidents typically happen when two vehicles are driving on opposite sides of the road in different directions, and one crosses into the lane of the other. They can also occur when a driver goes the wrong way down a one-way street or travels the wrong way on a highway on or off-ramp.
No matter how they happen, these crashes are devastating, and victims and their families deserve compensation for their damages. An experienced Florida car accident attorney from Tragos, Sartes & Tragos can help victims obtain that compensation.
Common Causes of Head-On Collisions
Causes of head-on crashes are like other car accidents and usually involve the negligence of one of the drivers. Sometimes there can be multiple causes.
Distractions take the eyes, body, and mind away from the task of driving. Talking on a mobile phone, texting, or otherwise using a smartphone are some of the most dangerous distracted driving practices that drivers engage in on Florida roadways. Drinking or eating, using a GPS, or adjusting the sound system or other instrument controls can also cause a driver not to realize that he has crossed the center lane or is close to doing so.
Driving Under the Influence
While the many dangers of driving while intoxicated are well known, many motorists ignore the risks or think they are invincible and get behind the wheel anyway. Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol reduces driving skills in several ways, resulting in a driver making grave mistakes and causing a head-on collision.
Driving the Wrong Way
Head-on collisions are incredibly tragic when caused by a motorist who gets confused and drives the wrong way on a one-way street, highway, highway entrance, or exit ramp. Sadly, intoxicated drivers with judgment and vision impairments cause many of these accidents late at night or in the early morning hours.
Drowsiness or Fatigue
If a driver is fighting to keep their eyes open or falls asleep while behind the wheel, they might drift into oncoming traffic without even knowing it until the collision occurs. Semi-truck drivers are especially at risk for this due to their long hauls and the refusal of some to obey federal laws regarding their rest breaks.
Speeding Around Curves
Driving over the speed limit is risky no matter where it occurs. However, speeding around curves is especially dangerous. It can cause a motorist to lose control of their vehicle and cross over the center lane. The higher the speed traveled right before any accident, the more damage the accident can cause.
Motorists who decide to pass in a no-pass zone or who don't give themselves enough time or space to safely pass on a two-lane road may have no way to prevent crashing into an approaching vehicle.
Were You Involved in a Head-On Collision? Contact a Skilled Florida Car Accident Attorney Today
At Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, we know the pain and devastation head-on collisions can cause. As your skilled Florida car accident lawyers, we will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine who is at fault and hold them accountable for the damages you or your family member suffer. Learn more about how we can help by scheduling a free case consultation. Call (727) 441-9030 or contact us online today.