Safety Tips to Avoid Head-On Collisions – Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers

Safety Tips to Avoid Head-On Collisions – Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers

Ways to Prevent a Head-On Collision

Although only around 2 percent of all traffic accidents are head-on collisions, they account for 10 percent of all fatalities. Those who survive are often critically injured and face mounting medical costs and lost wages, which can add additional stress by impacting the family’s financial security. Although many auto accidents are unavoidable, learning the leading reasons that a head-on collision occurs to avoid them can help.

Driver gets scared at a possible head-on collision.

Help From a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are injured or lost a loved one in a head-on collision, Our Aiken car accident lawyers are here to help you get through this difficult time in your life and obtain the compensation you deserve. It’s difficult enough to deal with the trauma without having to take on a financial burden that someone else caused. Phone us at (843) 202-0944 in Myrtle Beach to schedule a free case review. You can also reach us online.

The Major Causes of Head-on Collisions

Driver negligence is the most common cause of a head-on collision. Some of the reasons they happen include:

  • Distracted driving: Texting or talking on a cell phone while driving is a major cause of all types of accidents, including head-on collisions. While South Carolina law prohibits texting while driving under S.C. Code § 56-5-3890, talking on a cell phone when traveling in a vehicle is also dangerous. Other forms of distracted driving include checking your GPS, changing a radio station or eating and drinking while driving.
  • Driving drunk or while under the influence of drugs: Drunk or drugged driving is a factor in many traffic collisions every year, which result in serious injuries or fatalities. Drunk drivers cause most of the head-on collisions on highways by mistakenly entering a ramp going in the wrong direction. When you spot a possibly impaired driver on the roadway, keeping your distance and informing authorities can help keep you and others safer.
  • Improper passing: Head-on collisions often occur along rural roads, and most of these accidents result from improper passing. Either the driver doesn’t have a clear view ahead and decides to attempt to pass or they become impatient. Waiting until the view ahead is clear can keep you safe.
  • Fatigued driving: Fatigued drivers have been compared to those who are inebriated in the effect it has on the motorist. A sleepy driver can either drift over the centerline or fall asleep, which can have disastrous consequences. If a driver is too sleepy to be behind the wheel of a vehicle, they should ask for a ride from a friend or phone a rideshare.
  • Not allowing for weather conditions: Icy, snowy, or wet roads can increase the risk of an accident. A vehicle can slide into an opposing lane by losing control. Adjusting the vehicle’s speed accordingly can help avoid a head-on crash.
  • Disobeying traffic laws: Drivers who run a red light or stop sign, make an improper turn at an intersection, speed, and commit other traffic infractions increase the risk of accidents, including head-on collisions. Obeying traffic laws obviously lowers the risk.

Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers in Aiken, Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet

When you’ve suffered an injury, our experienced Aiken personal injury lawyers at Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers are here to help. We understand what you’re going through and offer a free case review so you know what options are available to recover compensation. There is no charge for your case review, and it’s a good opportunity to have your questions answered. Call us at (843) 202-0944. If we take your case, remember that you owe us nothing until your case has been won. 


What Our Clients Say

Thank you so much for your advice! I highly recommend him! Mr. Morris was extremely helpful with helping me understand the situation.
What seemed very confusing to me he actually broke everything down so I could understand what everything meant. Thank you so much for your advice! I highly recommend him!

Crissy Blumer

Mr. Lee was great! Please call Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers if you ever need a lawyer!

Zachary Davis

The experience was awesome. Had no worries they handled my case in a timely manner, will recommend anyone to check them out. They are the best at what they do!

Lesley Lewis

Jeff Morris and his staff exceeded our expectations. They always went above and beyond while handling our case. Jeff Morris puts his clients best interest first. When you find yourself needing a lawyer he is the one you need to call.

Heather Croy

My experience with with Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers was amazing! All my concerns were answered and explained to me easily. I would recommend anyone to call them. I will always remain a true client of theirs.

Terry Patterson

My experience with Jeff and Spencer was excellent! Jeff Morris is a great guy! He really cares about the people he represents and puts their best interest first. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone.

Justin Croy

The team at Morris all did an excellent job! True professionals, they were detail oriented and extended tremendous care and communication throughout the whole process. Spencer and Jeff provided swift and informative assistance for us always. Highly recommend!

Douglas Martin

Schedule A Free Case Consultation

At Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers, we have provided compassionate and aggressive counsel to personal injury victims in Horry County, Aiken County, and throughout South Carolina since 2016. We are available 24/7/365 days of the year. Reach out and get your case evaluated at no cost.