Head-on collisions are some of the severest accidents motorists can have. Those who survive these accidents often suffer serious wounds, and in some cases, the injuries are fatal.
If you are a motorcyclist, pedestrian, biker, or the passenger or driver of another motor vehicle, and you are recovering from injuries after a head-on collision, you may be eligible for financial recovery. It might be helpful to speak with a Mesa head-on collisions lawyer who can offer legal guidance for your situation.
The Ben Crump Law, PLLC, team wants to help you get the justice and the recovery you deserve. Call (800) 598-7557 to schedule a free consultation with us. When you call to learn more, there is no pressure or obligation to work with us. However, if we represent you, you will pay us nothing unless we win compensation for you. Call now to speak with a team member.
Taking Legal Action After a Head-On Collision
Drivers and front-seat passengers injured in head-on collisions suffer some of the worst accident injuries due to this kind of accident’s extreme impact. Even when wearing seat belts, victims of an accident that occurs at speeds between 40 mph to 80 mph can be severely hurt—if they survive.
When a victim dies in a car accident, a family member might be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit on the victim’s behalf. If the family member filing for wrongful death was also in the accident and suffered injuries, they might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit for their injuries in addition to the wrongful death lawsuit for their loved one.
For a free legal consultation with a head-on collisions lawyer serving Mesa, call 800-959-1444
How a Mesa Head-On Collisions Lawyer Can Help
If you have been injured or lost someone in a head-on accident, a Mesa head-on collisions lawyer might be able to help you file a case against the person responsible for your accident. Whether we negotiate a settlement or go to trial, there are many steps in filing a lawsuit, and a lawyer can help you with each one.
One of the first is discovery. In a process called “discovery,” an attorney can help you collect evidence about your case to present during settlement negotiations, or to a jury if your case goes to trial. Witness testimony is one helpful form of evidence in car crashes.
If there are witnesses in your car who can testify to what happened, or if there were other drivers who stopped to help and you were able to get their contact information, their statements could prove useful during the discovery process. Additionally, there may be camera footage of your accident. More and more, cities are installing cameras for this exact reason—to collect evidence that can be used in solving cases. A lawyer can assist in securing helpful evidence for your case.
In addition to assisting with discovery, a lawyer can help you file your case with the court. They are often familiar with typical filing protocols and deadlines in a jurisdiction, so an attorney can help you complete the necessary court documents and file them according to local court procedures. Hiring an attorney to represent you in your case may help take your worries off the tedious elements of a court case and allow you to focus on your recovery.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today to schedule a free consultation. We can review the details of your accident, answer your question, and help you consider your legal options so that you can decide what direction you want to take next.
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Beware of Speaking to Insurance Adjusters
After a car accident, the negligent party’s insurance company could approach an accident victim with a settlement offer. Part of the reason this happens so soon after an accident is because an insurance company knows that the sooner it contacts you, the less time you will have had to secure legal representation.
Insurance companies often prefer to settle cases directly with victims instead of victims’ legal teams. An insurance adjuster is trained to ensure accident payouts cost the company as little as possible. They may also believe victims without legal representation will not be able to determine and negotiate a fair settlement.
They also know that the faster they settle with you, especially if you have suffered significant loss and injuries, the less likely you will know what the costs of the accident.
That is one reason why you might want to speak with a Mesa head-on collisions lawyer before you decide to settle with an insurance company. Right after an accident, a victim may not even be aware of all the economic and noneconomic losses they suffered in the accident.
As a result, an insurance adjuster who approaches a victim immediately after an accident might not be able to offer a truly fair settlement. At that point, it might be impossible to determine a fair amount so soon after an accident before the losses are even known.
Another reason the other driver’s insurance company may rush to speak to a victim is to influence their statement. Adjusters are trained to elicit victim statements that paint their clients in a more favorable light than what may be accurate.
Any comments a victim makes to an adjuster can be used later in settlement negotiations or during a trial if the victim later hires legal representation. Insurance adjusters may butter a victim up to twist the conversation in a certain direction.
Work with Ben Crump Law, PLLC, on Your Case
If you have suffered an injury in a head-on collision, Ben Crump Law, PLLC, wants to help you with your case. If you are eligible for damages, we might be able to help you determine a fair settlement amount and negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company. We would handle all negotiations on your behalf.
If your case instead does go to trial, we can file it on time to meet Arizona’s statute of limitations deadline, which is two years, according to Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) § 12-542, and fight for a jury verdict in your favor. We believe in victim’s rights and do not back down from a fight. When our clients deserve justice, we do not give up.
If you are interested in learning more about how a Mesa head-on collisions lawyer might be able to help you, give us a call today for a free consultation at (800) 598-7557. We work on a contingency basis, so you do not pay us anything upfront unless we win a settlement or verdict in your favor.