Common Causes of Head-On Collisions in Chicago and Throughout Illinois

Head-on collisions result in some of the most severe auto accidents, frequently leading to catastrophic injuries that often are fatal.  Head-on collisions happen for a variety of reasons, and while there are common causes of all auto accidents, each accident is unique.  

Examples of common causes of head-on collisions include, among others, the following: 

  • Inattentive driving, such as texting or using a social media application on the phone;
  • Falling asleep at the wheel or driving while tired;
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including prescription medication;
  • Suffering from a spontaneous medical event, such as a seizure, heart attack, stroke, or any other medical event that may cause impairment;
  • Vehicular failure, such as tire blowouts, or brake failure, among others;
  • Speeding; 
  • Poor weather conditions; and
  • Low visibility if driving at night.

If a person survives his or her injuries following a head-on collision, he or she may still have life-altering consequences that lead to an inability to work, the need for continuous medical treatment, and the emotional harm that often coincides with permanent physical injuries.


Stein & Shulman, LLC has over 45 years of combined experienced in Illinois Accident & Personal Injury Law. You can receive a free and instant case review by calling our office at 312.422.0500.

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