Head-on collisions are not the most common type of accidents, however, they are one of the most deadly, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III). Head-on accidents made up over ten percent of fatal crashes in 2017 alone.
A head-on accident can be a traumatic and life-changing experience, and result in lifelong disabling injuries. If you suffered injuries and damages due to another’s negligence in a head-on crash, we can help. Contact your Daytona Beach head-on collisions lawyer Ben Crump Law, PLLC now for a free case review: (800) 598-7557.
Head-on collisions typically happen when two cars that are travelling in opposing directions, collide frontally. Depending on the speed that the cars were travelling at on impact, the results of a head-on crash can be devastating, particularly for drivers and those in the front passenger seat. Head-on collisions are extremely dangerous when they happen on highways at high speed. Reasons for head-on collisions can be:
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Improperly overtaking another vehicle
- Ignoring traffic lights and signals
- Falling asleep at the wheel
For a free legal consultation with a head-on collisions lawyer serving Daytona Beach, call (800) 598-7557
Compensation You Could Recover in a Head-On Collision
If the car occupants survive a catastrophic head-on collision, their injuries can be extensive, disabling, and permanent. In some cases, negligence can be easy to prove, for example, if the other driver was in the wrong lane at the time of impact, or was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. However, in other head-on crashes, finding out who is at fault may be complicated.
In order to recover any compensation, however, you will need to prove negligence and fault of the other driver with concrete and comprehensive evidence that holds up in court. A Daytona beach head-on collisions lawyer can help you gather the evidence for your claim as well as help you initiate legal action against the negligent driver. In a personal injury lawsuit, you could potentially recover economic and non-economic damages, depending on your injuries. Economic damages help to cover your bills and expenses and can include, among others:
- Property damage
- Medical bills and future medical bills
- Loss of income and future loss of income
- Costs for medical equipment
- Transportation costs
- Costs for a health aide
- Out-of-pocket expenses
Accidents do not only cause monetary losses, however. A serious head-on crash can result in a major life-change for a victim. Non-economic damages address those damages that do not come with bills and receipts, and you could receive amounts for:
- Physical pain
- Emotional anguish
- Physical disfigurement
- Loss of a limb
- Lowered quality of life
Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you could receive some of the above listed types of compensation as well as others, including:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of financial assistance and benefits from the deceased
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of services from the deceased such as childcare
You could also recover other or additional damages. If the defendant acted recklessly and willfully put other road users’ lives in danger, you could also receive punitive damages with a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
However, every head-on collision claim is different. You can speak to a Daytona Beach head-on collisions lawyer to find out which types of compensation may have relevance for your claim.
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A Head-On Collision Lawyer Can Help
Holding a negligent driver to account can be challenging. If you are still suffering from injuries and emotional trauma connected with the accident, a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. However, if someone else’s negligent driving caused your injuries and damages, you can and should hold them to account. A head-on collision lawyer can do the necessary work for your case.
Building your case
A head-on collision lawyer will try to protect you and fight for what is due to you. They will research and analyze your claim extensively and build your case against a negligent driver. This can include collecting all the relevant evidence such as photographs, police reports, your medical reports, witnesses’ statements, and other evidence. Your lawyer will take over all communications with the at-fault insurance, including any settlement negotiations.
Assessing the extent of your damages
One important task of a lawyer is to assess all your damages comprehensively. While it is natural for an accident victim to focus on the immediate bills and expenses after an accident, your lawyer will look beyond the obvious. They will try to protect you from any medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses now and in the future. They will also look at the toll that the accident took on your life quality and enjoyment, and any pain and suffering that you are enduring as a result of the head-on collision.
Representing you in court
A head-on collisions lawyer can represent you and fight for you in court if the settlement negotiations with the insurance do not produce a satisfactory settlement offer.
These are just some of the many ways in which a Daytona Beach head-on collisions lawyer can help you with your claim. However, you should aim to seek legal help as soon as you can after a head-on collision.
The Florida Statute of Limitations § 95.11(3) for personal injury cases generally gives you four years to file your claim. The time starts ticking on the day of your accident. While four years seems like a good amount of time, you should initiate a claim as soon as you can. Much can happen in four years, and timely action will help to ensure that evidence does not vanish and witnesses are able to recall all the important accident details.
Call Us Today
Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you with your head-on collisions claim and will leave no stone unturned in the fight for justice and compensation. You do not have to go it alone. We can be by your side and protect your rights and best interests. There is no financial risk for you as we do not charge upfront lawyer’s fees and only get paid when we win your case.
Call us now for a complimentary consultation with one of our team: (800) 598-7557.