A head-on collision occurs when two moving vehicles collide with each other in the front. Head-on collisions are one of the most damaging types of Florida auto accidents because of the sheer force and the location of the impact. In fact, approximately 10% of all fatal car crashes in the United States annually are attributed to head-on collisions, even though these accidents make up only 2% of all car accidents. Sarasota personal injuries resulting from head-on collisions are often severe.


Sarasota head-on collisions occur as a result of:

  • A driver's unintentional actions, such as falling asleep, becoming distracted, speeding, or the use of alcohol or drugs.

  • A driver's deliberate actions, such as attempting to pass another vehicle or traveling the wrong way down a roadway.


The force and location of the impact can cause severe Florida personal injuries. These include:

  • Fatalities

  • Neck injuries

  • Cuts from broken glass

  • Broken bones


These injuries may require extensive hospital stays and ongoing medical treatment. They may also result in emotional trauma following the accident.


In 1999, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) reported the following statistics pertaining to head-on collisions nationwide:

  • 75% of all head-on collisions occur on rural roads

  • 75% of all head-on collisions occur on undivided two-lane roads

  • 4% of all head-on collisions occur during a situation where one vehicle is attempting to pass another

  • 2% of all head-on collisions are related to construction happening at the accident site


If you were involved in a Florida head-on collision, you may be entitled to compensation for your expenses and pain and suffering. Contact an experienced Sarasota personal injury lawyer for more information. Complete our online submission form or call our office at (888) 409-3805 for a complimentary consultation.

Damian Mallard, Esq.
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