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To avoid a head-on collision, drive carefully in low-visibility conditions. Pay attention when passing another car, especially on narrow roads, avoid distractions, and never drive tired or under the influence. Follow our tips, as those involved in a head-on collision are more likely to be severely injured than those involved in other types of vehicle crashes.
According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, Miami-Dade is one of the top five counties with the highest rate of car accidents. A six-year study reports that at least one out of every six Florida car accidents occurs in the Miami region.
Head-on crashes are some of the most catastrophic vehicle accidents and often have fatal outcomes. Despite the fact that head-on collisions only account for two percent of the totality of car accidents, they are responsible for ten percent of the fatal injuries.
The most efficient strategies to avoid head-on collisions that you as a driver can follow are some simple rules, such as:
Miami is a dynamic city with an increasing number of motor vehicles, dangerous roads and intersections and a high number of car accidents. Some factors noted in Miami, that are not common in other areas, which a motorist should be aware of include:
These are some of the Miami-Dade intersections where accidents have recently occurred and motorists should pay extra attention to include:
If you were involved in a car accident you need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer for legal counseling and representation. Call us for a free initial consultation, our seasoned Miami personal injury can help.
Head-on accidents often lead to serious injuries. This is especially true when both your car and another vehicle were driving at top speeds in opposing directions.
Here are some examples of serious injuries that can be caused by another's negligence in a head-on collision:
However, these represent just a few of the injury types that can occur. For example, some forms of psychological damage that can occur from head-on collisions include:
If you are injured (and, usually, people involved in head-on collisions are), then it is important to get in touch with an expert legal team, to make sure that your potential compensation claim will be as high in value as possible. The compensatory damages for which your legal team will fight will cove, among others:
Sean M. Cleary has a successful track record of handling high-profile cases, is consistent, and has decades of experience. If you have been involved in a head-on collision, then do not hesitate to contact our law office today. Whether you speak English or Spanish, we will be happy to evaluate your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.