Types of Car Accidents
Head on car accidents are exactly what they sound like: they are when one bus, truck or car crashes head on into another vehicle. Head on car accidents are typically quite dangerous, and roughly 10% of head on car crashes result in fatal injuries every year.
Milwaukee Head On Crashes
Typically in Milwaukee, head on car accidents occur when a driver goes the wrong way down a one-way street, falls asleep while driving, drives onto an off-ramp (and ends up driving the wrong way in traffic), or behaves in some other, reckless manner. Head on car crashes that occur at high speeds are even more dangerous, due to the increased force of impact at increased speeds.
Because head on crashes put a great deal of sudden pressure and force on the lower body, they often result in hip, knee and ankle fractures. In addition, torso, head and neck injuries (like whiplash) are very common with head on accidents too, since the driver’s body often ends up slamming into the steering column or windshield.
Protecting Yourself from Head On Accidents
The only real ways to protect yourself and your family from serious injury during a head on crash is to 1) have knee and front airbags installed in your vehicle, 2) have a car with front-facing crumple zones, and 3) have a properly adjusted head rest. (Your head rest should be at least as high as your eyes and as close to the head as possible.)
These precautions will help cushion passengers in the event of a head on car accident and help provide extra support for the head to guard against whiplash.
Get a Free Consultation with Milwaukee Car Accident Attorney
If you have suffered injuries in a head on car accident that was not your fault, seek the advice of Milwaukee auto accident lawyer Karl Gebhard. Gebhard offers free legal consultations, and because he works on a contingency basis, he will not accept any fees for his services until he successfully wins the case.
For your free consultation, call today at 414-873-6550.