Injuries from Head-On Car Accidents
Car crashes are frightening events, and head-on collisions are no exception. It can be incredibly traumatic to watch as another car comes barreling toward your car. Before the crash happens, you may have nowhere to turn or maybe the accident cannot be averted because there is simply no time.
Injuries can be severe, there are even fatalities due to these wrecks. Harm happens from impact and other motion. For example, airbags are often deployed during head-on collisions. While these safety features can and do save lives, they can also cause damage and fear.
Types of Head-On Crash Injuries
The recovery time from head-on crashes can be lifelong. Accidents where two vehicles who are moving in opposite directions collide, bringing all of the force against one another, can be incredibly violent. Surviving a crash like this is fortunate, but there are a lot of common injuries that may need immediate medical assistance.
Some common injuries from head-on crashes include the following:
- Damage to spine and neck. Whiplash can happen when two vehicles crash into one another with extreme force. There is also the potential for disc damage and cracked vertebrae. Healing can happen for some over time, but physical therapy may be part of the treatment. For others, paralysis can result, either partial or total.
- Traumatic brain injuries. In crashes where a victim’s head makes impact with a surface or the brain is violently shaken in a person’s skull, brain injuries can result. Sometimes these injuries are not noticed immediately, but the harm can have profound consequences. Traumatic brain injuries can cause confusion, blurred vision, and inhibit function and thought. Rest and medication can be treatments, along with surgery.
- Harm to midsection. While safety features such as airbags and seat belts are designed to protect and save lives, there can be cracked ribs and harm to internal organs. The force with which the safety features push against a body to keep it in place can cause severe damage to the abdomen and chest areas.
There are also times when the lower body is injured in a head-on collision, there can be broken bones, injured muscles, and torn ligaments when legs and feet make impact with the dashboard or are crushed as a vehicle’s shape is forced inward due to compression from the other car.
Contact a Bucks County Car Accident Lawyer
Whether your head-on collision happened in Newtown, Yardley, or Langhoren, a Bucks County car accident lawyer can help. And assistance is often needed. Recovery times can be long and medical bills can be extremely high. If you or someone you love has severe injuries, pursuing compensation is important. You should not have to pay the medical expenses and shoulder the pain and suffering associated with an accident when someone else was negligent.
With the legal services of Kardos, Rickles & Hand, you can focus on healing while our lawyers move forward with damage recovery. Our Bucks County personal injury attorneys know how to hold reckless drivers accountable and will work to secure the maximum settlement amount possible. Schedule your free consultation today, call 215-968-6602.