Frontal impact crashes account for more deaths than any other type of automobile accident. A frontal impact crash can be extremely violent, especially when the collision is squarely head-on. One advantage that frontal impact victims have over other types of impact victims (side or rear) is the ability to brace and prepare for the impending collision. The very nature of the frontal impact allows the victim to see the oncoming vehicle or other object. There are several subcategories of frontal impact accidents including; collisions into a stationary object (pole, wall, etc.), collisions with oncoming vehicles (“head-on”), collisions with the rear of a vehicle moving in your same direction, and collisions into the side of a vehicle moving perpendicular to your vehicle.
Injuries typically sustained in frontal impact collisions can range from minor to fatal and can involve all parts of the body. Certain factors play key roles in determining the extent of your injuries in a frontal impact collision, such as the physical characteristics of the object or vehicles involved (large vs. small vehicle, stationary or moving, low or high speed), the safety features of your vehicle (air bags, seat belts / restraints), and the ability of your vehicle to compress and absorb the energy of the impact.
If you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident, it is important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.
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