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Three Things to Do Immediately After a Head-On Collision

 Posted on December 05, 2022 in Car Accident

fort collins car crash lawyer Car crashes are traumatic experiences that we all hope to avoid. Unfortunately, they are not always avoidable. As much as you would like to go throughout life without ever getting into an accident, it is still important to be aware of what you should do in the event that you are in one. 

When it comes to head-on collisions, there are a few key facts that you should read about and remember in case you find yourself involved in a head-on collision. Whether you are at fault or the accident was caused by the other party, keep these three things in mind and put them into action immediately after a head-on collision. 

What is a Head-On Collision? 

Also known as a frontal collision, a head-on collision is a motor vehicle accident in which the front ends of two separate vehicles collide into one another while in motion. The motor vehicles involved in a head-on collision are each traveling in opposite directions, making it possible for the front ends of both cars to come into contact with one another. 

Under normal, safe circumstances, a head-on collision should never happen because there are practically no situations in which two cars should be driving directly toward each other. In most cases, head-on collisions result from negligent behavior on the road. 

Some examples of negligence while driving include but are not limited to distracted drivers, drivers who are driving over the speed limit, those who are under the influence, or individuals engaging in overall recklessness. 

Three Steps to Take Immediately After a Head-On Collision 

Immediately after being hit head-on by an oncoming vehicle, you will likely feel very overwhelmed, and understandably so. It is normal to be scared, but try to remember these important first steps and put them into action:

  1. Move to safety if you can, but do not leave the scene.

  2. If possible, move your vehicle to the side of the road. 

  3. Call 911 and wait for first responders to arrive. 

It will be important to obtain the personal information of the person operating the other car involved in the head-on collision. You will also need to get the name and phone number of their insurance company. If you are not comfortable doing so without law enforcement officers present, it is okay to wait until they arrive before speaking with the other driver. 

Once you have been treated by medical professionals, you will want to call a personal injury lawyer in your area. Our personal injury attorneys can guide you through the process, explaining your options and informing you about what actions you can take in the pursuit of compensation for your injuries.  

Speak with a Fort Collins Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Are you looking for help from a Larimer County car crash injury attorney? The legal team at Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. is ready to help you navigate the process of filing personal injury claims, opening a lawsuit, seeking compensation, or any other procedure in the aftermath of a head-on collision. Call 970-225-2190 for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer today.




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