Head-on collisions are some of the most serious and deadly types of car accidents. Head-on car collisions occur when two cars going in opposite directions come into contact, often with devastating consequences. The causes of such crashes are broad, but the resulting crashes are often severe. Occasionally, road design or layout can be responsible, such as if there is inadequate signage or confusing traffic lining on the roads. In some instances, the vehicle manufacturer could be responsible if a vehicle defect causes a crash. However, in most head-on car accidents, at least one of the drivers involved is responsible for the crash. The driver or motorist could be drunk or tired, leaving their lane, resulting in a head-on crash. Determining who is responsible is an essential task when exploring a legal claim for damages. Having a good understanding of the cause of a crash can ensure you recover the maximum compensation for your injury.
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), head-on collisions accounted for approximately 10% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in the year 2020. Head-on collisions are extremely dangerous and resulted in 3,621 deaths and thousands more injured throughout 2020 according to the institute. The various causes of head-on collisions range from distracted driving or inhibited driving to reckless driving and fatigue. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), tracked 32,445 crashes throughout Florida in April 2023. The FLHSMV reports that those accident levels are slightly down from the 35,620 car accidents that occurred in March. A recent news article discusses a serious head-on collision in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
According to the news report, the accident occurred on Friday, April 28, when a white Chevy Camaro heading north crashed into a silver Toyota pickup truck heading south. A member of the highway patrol stated that the Chevy Camaro was in the southbound lanes near Northwest 199th Street when it crashed head-on into the Toyota pickup truck heading south. The highway patrol stated that all of the lanes in both the southbound and northbound directions were closed in the area to allow for the landing of an air rescue helicopter. The helicopter transported the driver of the Chevy Camaro to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. The driver of the Chevy Camaro suffered serious injuries while the driver of the Toyota pickup truck had only minor injuries.
Have You Suffered Injuries in a Florida Car Accident?
If you or someone you love has been injured or died in a Florida car accident, let the attorneys at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada fight to help you recover the damages you deserve. Expenses and injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident can quickly become overwhelming, and having an experienced roster of accident attorneys by your side can make a world of difference in the compensation you receive. Our experienced attorneys have successfully represented injury victims at every stage of their claims, ensuring that they obtain the damages that they deserve. With our team, you can have faith that your claim is being pursued properly. If you have questions about your case, call us today at 877-448-8585 and schedule a free and no-obligation initial consultation with a Florida injury lawyer at our office.