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One of the worst types of car accident – if not the worst possible – is the head-on collision. When two vehicles hit head-on, the resulting impact combines the force of both vehicles. For example, if two cars heading 60 miles per hour hit head-on, the impact will affect each vehicle as if it hit a wall at 120 miles per hour. Catastrophic injuries are practically guaranteed to follow.

Cunningham Bounds and our Mobile personal injury lawyers are prepared to take on your head-on collision claim. We know how much is likely on the line after such a dramatic accident, and we will do everything in our power to make certain you get as large a compensation amount as possible.

Reasons why you should choose Cunningham Bounds to be your legal representatives:

  • We were first founded in 1958.
  • We have a history of great case results.
  • We are praised by past clients.
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What is a Head-On Collision?

A head-on collision occurs when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions crash into each other frontally. This type of collision is often severe and can result in significant injuries or fatalities due to the combined force of the vehicles involved.

Here are some common causes of head-on collisions:

  • Driver Distraction: Distraction, such as texting, using a mobile phone, adjusting the radio, or eating while driving, can lead to a driver inadvertently crossing into oncoming traffic.
  • Impaired Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can impair judgment, reaction time, and coordination, increasing the likelihood of veering into oncoming traffic.
  • Fatigue: Drowsy driving can impair a driver's ability to stay within their lane, leading to unintentional drifting into oncoming traffic.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed reduces a driver's ability to react to hazards and increases the severity of collisions. Speeding drivers may lose control of their vehicles and veer into opposing lanes.
  • Poor Weather Conditions: Adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain, snow, ice, or fog can reduce visibility and traction, making it difficult for drivers to stay in their lanes and avoid oncoming vehicles.
  • Reckless Overtaking: Attempting to pass another vehicle in an unsafe manner, such as on a curve or hill, can result in a head-on collision if the driver misjudges the distance or speed of oncoming traffic.
  • Vehicle Malfunction: Mechanical failures such as brake failure, tire blowouts, or steering system problems can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle and collide with oncoming traffic.
  • Poor Road Conditions: Uneven or poorly maintained roads, lack of proper signage, or construction zones can contribute to drivers inadvertently crossing into opposing lanes.
  • Medical Emergencies: A sudden medical issue such as a heart attack, seizure, or loss of consciousness can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle and veer into oncoming traffic.
  • Driver Error: Simple errors such as incorrectly judging distances, misinterpreting road signs, or failing to properly anticipate the actions of other drivers can lead to head-on collisions.

Injuries Suffered in Head-On Collisions

The force of the impact in a head-on collision will be tremendous, even at relatively low speeds. You must always see a medical provider as soon as you can after such a car accident. You might feasibly feel “fine” but have serious underlying injuries that only a doctor’s checkup and diagnosis can find. Plan on seeing a medical provider the same day, if not immediately. Waiting too long to get some form of medical attention may also increase your own liability in subsequent injury claims.

Injuries not uncommon in head-on collision cases include:

  • Whiplash Injuries: Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are violently jerked forward and then backward, causing soft tissue damage to the neck muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This type of injury is common in head-on collisions due to the sudden deceleration of the vehicle.
  • Head and Brain Injuries: The force of impact in a head-on collision can cause the head to strike against the steering wheel, dashboard, or windows, resulting in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) such as concussions, contusions, or diffuse axonal injuries. These injuries can range from mild to severe and may lead to long-term cognitive impairments or disabilities.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Head-on collisions can also result in spinal cord injuries, which may cause partial or complete paralysis below the site of the injury. Damage to the spinal cord can lead to loss of sensation, motor function, and bowel or bladder control, significantly impacting the victim's quality of life.
  • Chest and Abdominal Injuries: The impact of a head-on collision can cause occupants to be forcefully thrust against the seatbelt or steering wheel, leading to chest and abdominal injuries such as rib fractures, internal organ damage, or abdominal trauma. These injuries can be life-threatening and may require immediate medical attention.
  • Extremity Injuries: Fractures, dislocations, and soft tissue injuries to the arms, legs, hands, and feet are common in head-on collisions, as occupants may be thrown against the interior of the vehicle or trapped by collapsing structures. These injuries can result in significant pain, impairment of mobility, and may require surgical intervention for treatment.
  • Facial Injuries: Facial trauma, including lacerations, fractures, and dental injuries, can occur when occupants strike their face against hard surfaces or are hit by flying objects within the vehicle during a head-on collision. Severe facial injuries may require reconstructive surgery and can have lasting aesthetic and functional consequences.
  • Psychological Trauma: In addition to physical injuries, head-on collisions can also cause psychological trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, or emotional distress. Witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event like a head-on collision can have long-lasting effects on mental health and may require therapy or counseling for recovery.

We have wrongful death attorneys on our team that can help you file a claim if you lost a loved one in a head-on collision. As we know a wrongful death claim is a highly-sensitive legal matter, we always proceed carefully and do not rush you. Prioritizing your comfort and understanding of your own case are musts.

Free Case Evaluations Are Available

Starting your car accident claim after being in a head-on collision might be the most difficult part of the process. To make things simple on yourself, call (251) 299-0101 and connect with our dedicated head-on accident lawyers in Mobile, Alabama. Every client who comes to us is seen as a close friend in need, and we handle each case accordingly. You know you are in good hands when you work with Cunningham Bounds.

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The Cunningham Bounds Experience

  • With Us, It's Personal
    Throughout your case, our team will always be accessible, responsive, respectful, honest, and compassionate. Our clients can attest to our high level of service and the longstanding relationships we have forged with them.
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    We believe in giving back to our community. We provide pro bono (no cost) legal services to those in our community who can’t afford legal representation. We also support local charitable organizations by donating our time, money, and expertise.
  • With You to the End
    Unlike most plaintiff law firms, we have our own appellate practice, which means we can stay involved in your case throughout the appeals process. We keep fighting until the case is over.

Record-Breaking Verdicts & Settlements

  • $10 Million Verdict for Woman in Collision Case

    Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys achieved a $10 million jury verdict for the family of a commercial pilot in a head-on collision with a cocaine-impaired serviceman for an automobile dealer.

  • $6.5 Million Verdict for Woman Severely Injured in Crash

    Cunningham Bounds, LLC obtained a $6.5 million verdict against State Farm Insurance Company and in favor of its insured, Meghan Grove. Mrs. Grove was severely injured during an automobile collision.

  • $975,000 Settlement in Motor Vehicle Crash

    The Cunningham Bounds team obtained a $975,000 result on behalf of a client who was injured in a car accident.

  • $900,000 Settlement for Man Who Suffered a Herniated Disc

    Our client, and the driver behind him, were both appropriately stopped at a red light, when a third vehicle, owned by Southeastern Exterminating, Inc. slammed into the rear of the vehicles.

  • $870,000 Jury Verdict Against Driver Failing to Yield Right-of-Way

    An $870,000 verdict was obtained by the attorneys of Cunningham Bounds for a man who was severely injured when a Mobile County Gradall Excavator failed to yield the right-of-way.

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