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South Carolina Head-On Collision Accidents

One of the most serious crashes we see at the Jeffcoat Firm is a head-on collision. When vehicles swerve and collide at the driver’s side of each vehicle, it is called a narrow-offset impact. This occurs when two vehicles going in opposite directions strike each other head-on. These collisions often result in very serious injury or death, and typically, the faster the cars are traveling, the greater the damage. 

How do Head-On Collisions Work? 

According to the laws of physics, during a car crash energy is transferred from a vehicle to whatever it strikes. A collision with two cars going 50 miles per hour will result in greater damage than a collision of a car going 50 miles per hour and colliding with a brick wall. 

Common Types of Head-On Collision Injuries 

Car manufacturers are not required to conduct a crash test into an offset barrier, and instead crash straight on into a stationary barrier. In the real world where a driver swerves at the last moment, the vehicles do not crash head-on and may hit only the headlight, wheel well, or side of the vehicle. Some of the injuries that occur in head-on collision crashes in South Carolina include: 

  • Spinal cord injuries that may result in paralysis 
  • Broken bone injuries and fractures, especially to lower legs being crushed 
  • Internal injuries like ruptured organs 
  • Cuts and lacerations, especially from being thrown into the windshield or ejected from the vehicle
  • Concussion and traumatic brain injuries 

Call The Jeffcoat Firm Today

If you or a loved one was involved in a head-on collision in South Carolina, call us as soon as possible to discuss your potential case. You have legal rights and may be entitled to substantial compensation if the accident was caused by another driver’s recklessness. Damages available include lost earnings, pain and suffering, and all medical care costs and expenses. Before you accept any compensation for a car accident, especially a serious head-on collision, call us. We are here to answer your questions and provide aggressive representation. We never charge any legal fees unless we recover money for you. 

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Blythewood, SC 29016

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