Head-On Collision Car Accidents in South Carolina

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When head-on collisions occurs, they are devastating events, one of the most severe types of car accidents. Compared to other types of accidents, head-on collisions are relatively rare. They happen most often in rural areas and at high speeds, with little warning or time for the driver in the correct lane to avoid impact. Typical scenarios where head-on collisions occur are: 

  • Unsafe passing (legal or illegal) in two-way traffic.
  • Drivers are swerving to avoid debris, animals, bicycle/pedestrian traffic, or stopped vehicles.
  • Drivers speeding around curves and veering into the opposite traffic
  • Drivers distracted by cell phones or tending to children or animals and drifting into oncoming traffic.
  • Drivers are operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • You are falling asleep while driving.
  • You are losing control due to poor weather conditions.

Head-on collisions can cause severe or catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, cuts and lacerations, and internal injuries. Injuries may range from mild or moderate to permanently disabling or fatal. Head-on collisions frequently cause PTSD, causing victims to relive the accident in nightmares and flashbacks and experience anxiety and depression.

 

Recovering Damages in a Personal Injury Claim 

When the negligence of another driver causes an accident, injured victims may be entitled to financial compensation or damages. Damages may include lost earnings due to being unable to work, medical bills and future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

 

Schedule a Free Consultation 

Before you accept any compensation offer of a head-on collision insurance claim, talk to an experienced and knowledgeable Anderson SC Attorney. At Krause, Moorhead & Draisen, P.A., our Anderson SC personal injury lawyers have more than 30 years of experience handling car accident claims, including deadly head-on collisions. We have seen first-hand how devastating these accidents can be, and have successfully negotiated large damage settlements. 

At our firm, all personal injury and wrongful death cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. We offer a free consultation to review your legal options, answer your questions, and discuss your rights. As part of our contingency fee agreement, you will not pay any fees unless we recover damages or you.

We help people like you every day.


Steven Krause is a personal injury, auto accident, and workers’ compensation lawyer who practices in Anderson, SC. He graduated form the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law and has been practicing law for 40 years now. Steven Krause believes in fighting for the injured. Learn more about his experience here.