What a terrifying experience – looking ahead and seeing a car heading straight towards your vehicle.  While you may be able to swerve to avoid the head-on collision, there might not be enough time.  When you hit another car head-on, the outcome is generally not good.  These are some of the most dangerous types of Southern California car accidents and tend to result in catastrophic damage.

Causes of Head-on Collisions
There are two different types of head-on car accidents, both being just as deadly.  Sometimes drivers just drift out of their lanes into oncoming traffic, while others drive the wrong way, known as a wrong-way driving accident.  So, the question becomes – why do drivers depart from their lanes or drive the wrong way?  Some of the common causes associated with these deadly crashes include:
  • Driver distraction
  • Falling asleep behind the wheel
  • Swerving to avoid an object
  • Dangerous passing
  • Texting and driving
  • Poor visibility
  • Drunk driving
Your Legal Rights
The impact of a head-on accident is extreme and can lead to all types of injuries.  People in these kinds of car accidents have been known to suffer spinal cord injuries, head trauma, internal bleeding, broken bones and paralysis, to name a few.  What is important to understand following a serious accident is that you may be able to pursue compensation.  When another driver is negligent, and this carelessness leads to serious injuries, that person can be held liable.

To find out your legal rights after a Southern California car accident, contact an experienced Santa Monica car accident attorney at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385.  We represent injured victims in Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County and San Diego County.

We have settlement advances available and do not charge a fee unless we win your case.  Contact us today for your free legal consultation.
Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982