Causes and Dangers of Head on Collisions in Albuquerque Car Accidents

Head on Collisions Can Cause Devastating Injuries and Debilitating Conditions

One of the most devastating types of Albuquerque car accidents is the head on collision.  Almost nothing can be more destructive than two forces traveling in opposite directions and colliding.  This is especially true on high-speed limit roadways, such as interstates and highways.  Further, this is particularly true when a tractor trailer, semi, 18-wheeler, or other large commercial truck is one of the vehicles involved in the head on collision.  Thus, head on trucking accidents are some of the deadliest.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a head on collision, contact the experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso for a FREE consultation by calling (505) 883-5000.  We have handled many car accidents caused by head on collisions which have resulted in catastrophic injuries.  We know that personal injuries caused in such catastrophic car accidents can cause significant impacts on not just the victim, but his or her entire family.  Don’t delay, and call us today!

Common Causes of Head On Car Accidents

Generally when there is a head on car accident, one driver is at fault.  This is because roadways are constructed in such a way to avoid head on collisions.  Thus, head on car accidents are usually caused when a driver fails to follow the rules of the road or the signage on the roadway.  Essentially, this means head on car accident are caused by the negligence of one driver.  Common causes of head on car accidents include the following:

  • Distracted driving, including texting, cell phone use, using the GPS, and playing with the radio;
  • Drunk driving;
  • Excess speed;
  • Improper left turn;
  • Running a stop sign or red light;
  • Failing to yield;
  • Crossing the centerline;
  • Unsafe passing;
  • Failure to handle a curve;
  • Falling asleep at the wheel;
  • and many other causes.

Common Types of Injuries in Head On Car Accidents

Since both vehicles are traveling in different directions, the impact can be absolutely catastrophic due to the two opposing forces.  This creates a very serious and significant impact.  The impact forces get transferred into the occupants of the motor vehicles involved in the collision.  This can cause very serious personal injuries, including the following:

•Broken bones, including broken legs and arms;

•Amputations, particularly hands or feet;

•Spinal cord injuries;

•Fractured vertebrae;

•Need for a total knee replacement;

•Traumatic brain injuries;


•Need for spinal fusion surgery;

•Bulging discs or ruptured disc;

•Organ damage, including ruptures or collapsed lungs;

•Injuries to the eyes;

•Knee injuries, including need for arthroscopic surgery for a damaged or torn meniscus, ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL;

•Lacerations and significant scars;

•Shoulder injuries, including need for arthroscopic surgery for a torn rotator cuff or labrum;

•Need for a total shoulder replacement;

•Need for painkillers;

•Need for cortisone or pain medication injections;

•Nerve injuries;

•Wrongful death; and

•Many other injuries.

Injured in a Head On Car Accident? Contact our Albuquerque Car Accident Attorneys Today!

If you or a loved one has been injured in a head on car accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 883-5000  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.