A head-on collision can have devastating consequences, such as head trauma, back and neck injuries, broken bones, severe cuts, organ damage, internal bleeding, lost limbs, and paralysis.
If you have been involved in a head-on crash with another vehicle, you may have spent weeks in the hospital and could continue to receive treatment for months longer. This can involve seeing a physical therapist or a chiropractor several times per week or undergoing one or more surgical procedures in the coming months.
You may be unable to work because of your pain and suffering from the accident. Further, it could be weeks or months before you return to your job, or you can be suffering a permanent disability that will make it impossible for you to perform your old job before the accident. You may be trying to figure out what other type of work you could do to support your family.
The debilitating physical injuries you have endured, plus the inability to work and care for your loved ones, may be taking an emotional toll. You may be worried about how your family will make ends meet. You could be suffering from anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder because of the collision. The fallout from the accident may also be affecting your relationships with your spouse and children.
A Houston head-on collisions lawyer can help you obtain a financial award for your losses related to the accident. A settlement would not be able to undo the physical harm you have suffered, but it could cover your medical bills and award you for your lost income and pain and suffering.
This can ease the financial and emotional burden and help you and your family move forward. If you call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at (800) 598-7557, you can discuss your case with a member of our team.
How a Head-On Can Collision Occur
It is possible for a driver to see a pothole or an animal in the road and may cross into the wrong lane to avoid an accident. A motorist may cross to the other side of the road, legally or illegally, to pass another vehicle and collide with a car that is approaching from the other direction.
A crash can occur if someone who is unfamiliar with the area turns the wrong way down a one-way street. Alternatively, a motorist may veer into the wrong lane because the dividing line has faded or because visibility is poor due to rain, snow, or fog. A driver who is intoxicated, drowsy, or distracted (for example, by a cellphone) may drift into the wrong lane and strike another vehicle head-on.
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What a Houston Head-On Collisions Lawyer Can Do to Help You
The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can review the case evidence to determine what happened and who was liable. The police report, statements from you and eyewitnesses, and any video of the accident can provide valuable evidence.
Motorists should be cautious and aware of other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. A person who fails to act in a reasonable way to avoid a collision may be found to be negligent. For instance, if we find that the other driver acted negligently by driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or by using a cellphone, we file a personal injury lawsuit against that individual.
Our team may pursue a financial award to compensate you for the losses you have suffered because of the accident. For some cases, we have been able to negotiate clients’ awards without going to court. If that is not possible, we take your case to trial to seek justice on your behalf. Call our office today for assistance with your case.
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What If You Were Partly Responsible for the Accident
In some cases, two drivers who were involved in a collision share liability. Texas and some other states have comparative negligence laws to handle those types of situations.
Under Texas Statute §33.001, a person who is hurt in an accident and who is found to be partly liable may be entitled to a reduced amount of financial compensation, as long as that individual is no more than 50 percent liable.
If the evidence shows that you were partially at fault for the collision, it is possible that the financial award that you would have been entitled to if you had not been liable at all will be reduced by a percentage to account for your amount of responsibility. Nevertheless, our legal team will work to help you receive your awards for your recovery.
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Statute of Limitations
Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you have just two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. Failure to file the lawsuit within this time frame risks your ability to file altogether.
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Get Legal Assistance from a Houston Head-On Collisions Lawyer
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, has helped clients across the United States seek compensation for losses they suffered because of the negligence of others. We help file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue a financial award for you.
People who have been seriously hurt in accidents and who are struggling financially often think that they cannot afford to hire an attorney. You should not let concerns about legal fees stop you from pursuing justice.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, follows a contingency model. That means that our firm covers upfront costs related to personal injury cases, and we only collect a fee if we secure a financial award on behalf of a client.
It can take months or years to settle your case, either by negotiating a settlement or by going to trial. In the interim, you may continue to amass more medical bills and may be unable to work. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at (800) 598-7557 so we can discuss your case and begin gathering evidence as soon as possible.
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