3 People Injured after Head-On Car Accident in Madison
Two passenger sedans collided in Madison, Tennessee, Monday evening, causing multiple people to suffer injuries.
According to a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred near the entryway of the KFC restaurant on Gallatin Pike North after sunset.
A total of three people—two males and one female—suffered serious injuries in the crash and were transported to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for their injuries. Their injuries aren’t believed to be life-threatening at this time.
Nashville Metro Police officers are still investigating the accident to determine its cause. No additional information about the accident has been released.
What Types of Injuries Do Victims of Head-On Accidents Suffer?
Head-on collisions are among the most devastating types of car accidents. Because they involve two vehicles colliding at high rates of speed, the impact typically transfers huge amounts of force to all of the occupants in each vehicle.
Airbags and seat belts can help reduce the high levels of force that victims would otherwise experience on impact, whether they come into contact with the airbag or the seat in front of them, but those safety features can’t completely reduce the risks they face.
Some of the most common head-on accident-related injuries include the following:
- Back and spine injuries
The back and spine are both highly vulnerable during head-on collisions. The impact of colliding with other vehicles, in addition to the forces generated when a vehicle suddenly decelerates due to a collision, often result in serious injuries ranging from slipped discs and strained muscles to broken vertebrae and even partial or complete paralysis. Victims who don’t experience any types of paralysis may still suffer from severe back pain that can prevent them from returning to work.
- Neck and shoulder injuries
Forces generated by head-on collisions cause victims’ necks to move violently back and forth and from side to side. Those unnatural and high-impact motions can cause victims to develop a painful and debilitating condition called whiplash. In addition, they also may suffer injuries to their tendons, ligaments, and muscles in their neck and shoulders. In severe cases, they may break bones in those areas, which can result in disabilities and a prolonged time away from their jobs.
- Brain injuries
Although the brain is protected by the skull, it’s highly vulnerable during car accidents—especially head-on collisions. The brain is at serious risk when a victim’s head comes into contact with the steering wheel, dashboard, or even the airbag when there’s a sufficient amount of force. In addition, the brain can even suffer damage during head-on collisions due to it being pushed around inside the skull. The results of brain injuries can range from concussions and memory loss to profound mental and physical disabilities.
- Cuts, lacerations, and scarring
Vehicles are made of a substantial amount of glass, and it can violently shatter and cut, slice, or even embed itself into the skin of head-on car accident victims. Drivers and passengers who are involved in these types of accidents also may suffer cuts and lacerations if they’re struck by debris or loose objects in their vehicles at the time of collisions. Victims who suffer serious wounds may be at risk of going into shock, suffering significant scarring, or even bleeding to death.
At Matt Hardin Law, we handle a wide variety of car accident claims, and we know that the victims of head-on collisions often suffer injuries that are debilitating, disabling, and even life-threatening. Many victims are unable to return to work for weeks, months, or even years due to their lack of mobility and pain levels. Our Nashville auto accident attorneys believe that innocent victims should never have to deal with their own lost wages and accident-related medical bills for accidents that weren’t their fault.
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident in Middle Tennessee that was caused by a negligent driver, we’ll do everything in our power to help you get full compensation for your damages. We have two decades of experience assisting injured victims and their families, and we’re eager to put that experience to work for you today. Just dial (615) 200-1111 or complete a free online consultation form.