How Do We Help in a Head-On Collision Accident Case?
In the aftermath of an accident, we'll call an accident reconstructionist as an expert witness to testify about what happened based on physical evidence at the scene.
Sean M. Cleary
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 183 deaths and over 7K injuries result from head-on collisions in the course of one single year. Head-on collisions often occur when cars travel the wrong way on high-speed divided highways. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, on average, almost 360 deaths occur each year from more than 250 fatal wrong-way collisions, and 22% of all the wrong-way collisions are fatal. Though the rarest type of accident, the head-on collision is by far the most life-threatening one. Head-on injuries result in close to 10% of all driver and passenger deaths. Many head-on collisions cause serious injuries and in too many cases, they result in fatalities.
Common Causes of a Head-On Collision
A head-on collision is a specific type of frontal impact collision that occurs when the front ends of two motor vehicles collide. Since these accidents usually involve vehicles traveling at high speeds, more people are killed in head-on collisions than in any other type of accident. In a general sense, the majority of collisions are caused by one or more of the following:
Driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics
Texting or using a cell phone while driving
Failing to yield
Driving when overly tired
Turning the wrong way down a one-way road
Snow, ice, and other weather conditions
Head-on collisions are a form of severe accidents, and identifying the party at fault involves serious preparation and analysis of the case. Sean M. Cleary, experienced Miami-based attorney, can be of aid to you in recovering damages if you or someone you love was injured in a head-on collision.
For people injured in a head-on collision, recovery can be long and painful. Victims of a head-on accident who have been seriously injured by a negligent driver, need to be paid a recovery that is sufficient to compensate for their inability to earn income and to provide them with long-term care when needed.
A car accident lawyer can help injured individuals maximize their chances of getting a recovery that will reflect not only economic losses but non-economic ones as well:
We help victims of head-on accidents recover financial damages for their medical costs, wage losses and pain and suffering. Our Miami car accident attorney understands complex Florida laws that pertain to these types of vehicular accidents. We will use our extensive knowledge and years of experience to secure the best financial outcome in your injury case. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. We do not charge a fee unless we can obtain a settlement or judgment on your behalf.
Injuries from a head-on collision can vary determined by factors such as the physical attributes of the vehicles involved, the speed at which the vehicles were going, and their safety features. Like any other type of crash, these injuries can range from minor to fatal and include, but are not limited to:
These types of injuries might need to be treated for very long periods of time or even for the rest of the person’s life. Consequently, the victim will need to be able to have access to the financial resources their condition would require.
In many cases, the driver of the vehicle who causes the accident will be cited for a traffic violation. However, it is not necessary for the drivers to receive a citation for the accident for them to be held liable for the crash and the injuries it caused.
If it’s difficult to determine who was at fault from the crash scene, then we will bring in an accident reconstruction expert to identify the responsible party.
Florida is a comparative liability state, meaning that your negligence is not a bar to recovery for your injuries. In other words, if you were 80% at fault for the accident, then you could still recover 20% of your damages from the other party.
Regardless of what caused your Florida head-on accident, it’s important to consult with an experienced car accident attorney to protect your legal rights. The Florida head-on collision accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary will fight for your rights and work hard to obtain the full compensation that you deserve.
How Can The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary Help If You've Been Injured in a Head-On Accident?
A head-on collision can leave you with catastrophic injuries and a heavy financial burden. When someone else is even partially responsible, that person owes you compensation for what’s happened.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision caused by the negligence of another person, the experienced accident attorney at The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary can help. We have the compassion, experience, and resources to ensure that you will obtain the best representation when you need it the most.
Sean M. Cleary has been working for more than 18 years to defend the rights of clients injured by the negligence of others. We know how hard the days and weeks after a head-on collision crash can be and we are dedicated to fighting for the full compensation you deserve, never settling for less just to close a case.
To avoid a head-on collision, drive carefully in low-visibility conditions. Pay attention when passing another car, especially on narrow roads, avoid distractions, and never drive tired or under the influence. Follow our tips, as those involved in a head-on collision are more likely to be severely injured than those involved in other types of vehicle crashes.
What Type of Damages Can I Recover in a Head-On Collision Lawsuit? »
Head-on collision lawsuits can often trigger significant losses for the victim, and consequently, they can bring compensation for economic and non-economic damages, from medical bills, rehabilitation therapy, property damage, lost wages and loss of earning ability, to pain and suffering and mental anguish. In some cases, the defendant might have to pay for punitive damages as well.
What Compensation Can I Receive in My Head-On Collision Case? »
The compensation that you can receive after a head-on collision generally depends on the severity of the injuries, the financial damages involved, the strength of your evidence, your insurance company and that of the other driver, and the ability of your attorney to make the best case.