If you suffered injuries and monetary losses due to another driver’s negligence, you could be entitled to damages.
A Brandon head-on collisions lawyer can potentially help you pursue compensation such as medical costs, loss of wages, awards for pain and suffering, and others. We can calculate your damages, gather crucial evidence, build your case, and pursue a fair settlement either out of court or at trial.
How Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
Hiring a car accident attorney to help you with a case can offer peace of mind and reassurance that your legal rights are well-protected at all times. However, an attorney can also help with a number of important practical tasks such as:
Handling Insurance Companies
If a negligent driver caused your head-on collision and injuries, they should pay for your damages. In theory, this will fall on their insurance company. However, handling the insurance company after an accident can be challenging and victims have to remember that insurance adjusters do not work in their best interests.
Head-on collisions can cause catastrophic injuries that may require lifelong medical care that comes with astronomical bills. This means there could be a lot at stake for the victim as well as for the insurance company, and an insurer might fight a claim tooth and nail.
Without professional representation, you might struggle to receive what you deserve. Moreover, if you end up accepting a settlement that later proves inadequate, you have signed away your rights to legal action.
A dedicated and committed Brandon head-on collisions lawyer can handle the insurance company and fight for what you deserve, if necessary, in court.
Gathering Important Evidence
If you want to recover damages, you will need comprehensive evidence proving the other party’s fault in your accident. While some car accidents, for example, rear-end collisions, can be easy to prove, this is not necessarily the case with head-on collisions. You may need expert accident reconstruction professionals to prove your case.
Besides a negligent driver, there could also be various other at-fault parties in a head-on collision, further complicating your case, such as:
- A local government entity if a road defect played a role in the crash
- An employer or business if the responsible driver was working at the time of the collision
- A vehicle manufacturer in case a vehicle defect contributed to the crash
We can identify all at-fault parties and know where to obtain the relevant evidence that could prove your claim, such as:
- Photographs and videos of the accident scene
- Police accident reports
- Camera footage
- Eyewitness statements
Calculating Your Losses
Accident victims need to know the worth of their claim in order to be able to fight for fair compensation. Not knowing what your claim is worth and what your future damages could be may result in leaving money on the table in negotiations. A car accident attorney knows how to assess your losses comprehensively.
They can also speak to your doctor to find out about your future medical treatment plan and the expected costs that you will likely face. However, your attorney will also assess your non-economic damages, such as the suffering that you experienced due to your head-on accident ordeal.
Pursuing Adequate Compensation on Your Behalf
Once your car accident attorney has assessed your economic and non-economic damages, they can begin to fight for what you deserve. While there is no average settlement, depending on the injuries and damages you suffered, you could be entitled to awards for:
- Medical expenses
- Income losses
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of a limb
How Much Time Do I Have for Filing a Lawsuit in Brandon?
Generally, we recommend seeking legal advice as soon as possible after your accident since an attorney can protect your legal rights immediately and get to work on collecting crucial evidence that may disappear over time. Having said that, if you suffer from significant or catastrophic injuries, your doctor may not be able to give an opinion about any future treatments yet and whether or when you could return to work.
However, you will need to know your future expected costs and losses in order to be able to negotiate for a fair settlement. Therefore, waiting until you have reached full recovery or, in the case of a permanent injury, maximum potential improvement, can be crucial.
Bear in mind, however, that as per Florida Statutes §95.11, you generally only have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit and two years for filing a wrongful death claim. Your Brandon head-on collisions lawyer can advise you on the best possible timing for your lawsuit.
Causes of Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions can happen for a variety of causes. However, other drivers’ negligence typically plays a role, including behaviors such as:
- Excessive speeding
- Texting while driving and other distractions
- Improperly passing
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Traveling in the wrong lane or the wrong way
- Running a red light
- Racing other cars
- Driving generally dangerously and recklessly
Head-on accidents, especially at high speed, can be devastating and cause fatalities as well as horrific injuries. Victims may have their lives turned upside down in one split second and could be left without any hope of resuming their normal life, their career, and activities that they used to enjoy.
If this has happened to you or someone you love, help is available. We can potentially help you get what you deserve and need to move on from a traumatic accident.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now for Help
Head-on collisions are typically devastating and serious accidents that can leave victims with catastrophic physical injuries as well as emotional trauma. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine understands the issues that victims face. We are committed to fighting for the compensation you deserve. Call us now for a free consultation to determine whether you have a case: 1-800-747-3733.
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