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Head-On & Rear-End Collisions

Insight from a Pasadena Personal Injury Lawyer

At Tedford & Associates, our Pasadena auto accident lawyers have seen a wide spectrum of accidents in over 25 years of serving clients throughout Los Angeles County, including Pasadena, Glendale and the San Gabriel Valley. Head-on collisions represent the most fatal situation, when the fronts of two vehicles engage.

Although they account for only 2 percent of traffic accidents, they represent 10 percent of fatal accidents. They typically occur when a vehicle crosses the center line or median and hits another vehicle moving in the other direction. They also happen frequently on more rural roads and when one vehicle tries to pass another.

Common car accident causes in a head-on crash include:

Injuries sustained depend on the speed of the oncoming vehicle and the type of vehicle. For example, a head-on collision with another car may not be as devastating as colliding with a cargo-carrying truck. But a head-on collision between a motorcycle and any other vehicle is often catastrophic.

Head-on collisions may result in the following:

Getting Justice for Our Clients

If a loved one died as a result of a head-on collision with a passenger vehicle, motorcycle, truck or bus, we can file a wrongful death suit against the negligent party or parties. We regularly represent victims of car accidents and other motor vehicle crashes. In cases of vehicle defects, we can bring a products liability suit against the product manufacturer and other parties. An experienced Pasadena auto accident attorney can gather and evaluate all the facts of your case and determine a clear course of action.

Rear-End Collisions Are the Most Frequent Type

Rear-end collisions are pervasive in California. A variety of factors may cause a crash, including tailgating and driver distraction. Driver distraction may involve texting, other cell phone use, eating, drinking, changing radio stations, using other devices on the steering wheel or dashboard, or reading signs or looking at other external objects. Driver distraction causes 80 percent of all rear-end crashes. The majority of rear-end collisions are straight on, front end to back end. Nearly half of rear-ending drivers did not slow down.

In a rear-end accident case, fault is usually assigned to the rear-ending driver. However, for situations in which more than two vehicles are involved, determining fault may not be so clear-cut.

While this is not an exhaustive list, the following types of injuries can result from a rear-end collision:

  • Death
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Head and neck injury
  • Spinal cord injury, including cervical disc herniation
  • Paralysis
  • Blood clots
  • Burns
  • Whiplash

All of these require quick medical attention and some, such as head injuries, may not be apparent immediately after the accident. Our Pasadena auto accident lawyers are here to help you through every step of your case.

Contact Us for Your Free Initial Consultation

Injury law firm Tedford & Associates in Pasadena has been representing victims of head-on and rear-end collisions in Los Angeles County for over 25 years.

Call us at (626) 325-0142, or contact us online, to arrange a free consultation. You pay no upfront fees. Early morning, evening and weekend appointments are available.

Our Victories

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