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What makes head-on collisions so dangerous?

When Louisiana residents like you get involved in a car accident, some sort of physical damage is almost inevitable. However, some accidents have the potential to be much more dangerous than others. Where do head-on collisions fall in the spectrum of crashes?

Head-on collisions are defined by Merriam-Webster's dictionary as a vehicular crash in which the two drivers involved slam directly into each other from the front. In other words, the front end of each car is going to take the brunt of the damage. This differs from a T-bone accident, where the side absorbs the impact, or a rear-end accident in which the back seats and trunk take the blow.

In a head-on collision, the front end of your car absorbs the full speed and force of another quickly-moving vehicle. When this occurs on rural or residential roads, it can be damaging. When it happens on freeways where people are going upwards of 60 miles an hour, it can be lethal.

Generally speaking, head-on collisions are caused or aided by distracted driving, excessive speeding, negligence behind the wheel, or other reckless driving behavior like driving while under the influence (DUI). Your reaction time is greatly reduced when another car is coming at you, and most people do not have time to get away before the accident occurs.

If you have been involved in a head-on collision and have been left dealing with pain and trauma because of it, you may wish to contact a legal expert. They will be able to determine what your possible options may be.

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