The devastating injuries caused in a head-on car accident can have life-long implications on your home life and ability to work. These deadly accidents are often the result of driver negligence when a car crosses into the path of oncoming traffic or is traveling the wrong way along roads or highways.
The Delray Beach head-on collision accident & injury lawyers with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help. While our personal injury lawyers handle your case, you can focus on your recovery without worrying about dealing with insurance companies, proving liability, or negotiating a fair settlement.
Head-On Collisions Can Cause Devastating Injuries
Head-on car accidents can cause terrible harm due to the force of the frontal impact, especially if the vehicles are traveling at speed. Victims can suffer from extreme physical and emotional trauma resulting in long-term health conditions associated with:
- Broken bones
- Chest injuries
- Chronic pain
- Crush injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of limbs
- Psychological health conditions
- Severe lacerations
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Every road user has a legal duty to drive safely, adhering to traffic and safety rules. When this does not happen, and someone is injured due to driver negligence, the at-fault party can be held liable for their actions. Initially, you will seek compensation using your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage which pays for a percentage of your medical bills and lost wages up to policy limits.
If your injuries are severe, it is unlikely PIP will be enough to cover your losses. As such, it may be necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party and pursue the appropriate levels of compensation needed to pay for your short and long-term damages. We can review your situation and help you determine your legal options for claiming compensation during a free case evaluation.
We Will Support You and Fight For The Compensation You Deserve
Our head-on collision accident & injury attorneys get to work on your case from the moment you hire us. While we support you during every stage of the legal process and are always available to answer your questions, we manage most aspects of your claim by providing the services highlighted below.
Our team conducts a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident. This enables us to determine how the accident happened and who is liable or at fault. From our investigation, we can begin to gather and organize the evidence required to build your case, which can come from the following sources:
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Expert testimony
- CCTV or dashcam footage
- Accident reconstruction specialists
- Photographs or videos of the accident scene
- Employment records
- Receipts for medical bills and other expenses
Remember, Florida law restricts your time to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) generally allows four years for injured victims to file a lawsuit. Families who lost a loved one in a head-on collision have two years to begin civil action against a negligent party. Acting sooner rather than later ensures your claim is filed in time.
Building Your Case
To be successful in your case, we will need to prove the following elements:
- The at-fault driver had a duty of care to look out for your safety.
- There was a breach of this duty.
- The breach caused the accident and your injuries.
- You suffered physical, emotional, and financial damages as a result.
The first stage is probably the easiest, as every driver must observe the safety of others. A breach of duty could be a head-on collision caused by a drunk driver. As such, we could use evidence from the investigation to demonstrate how the at-fault party caused the accident and link it to your injuries using medical records, or expert testimony, for example. Finally, we show proof of your damages to substantiate your compensation claim.
Assessing Your Financial Damages
Everyone we represent is unique, so there is no fixed sum of compensation you could receive in head-on collision injury cases. Instead, we take the time to carefully assess your current and anticipated financial damages before submitting your claim, which can include the following:
- Medical bills, emergency treatment, ambulance services, hospital stays, diagnostic tests, surgeries, and prescription treatments.
- Rehabilitation costs such as physiotherapy, counseling, mobility aids, or home adaptations required for your ongoing recovery.
- Lost wages while you recover and compensation if your injuries prevent you from returning to work or limit what you can now do.
- Pain and suffering for physical and emotional trauma caused due to the accident.
- Lost or damaged property and other losses related to your injuries.
The unique factors in your case will also influence how long it takes to settle. For example, short-term injuries are usually resolved faster than accidents involving complex medical injuries. Other considerations that can affect your case’s timeline include how cooperative the other side is and whether we come to an agreement out of court or not.
Settlement negotiations happen after you have received an offer of financial settlement from the defendant. Our team will be able to advise you whether to accept or decline an offer, but the choice will always be yours to make.
Accepting means your claim is resolved with no further opportunity to reopen the case. However, if we believe the offer is too low and you decide to reject it, we will negotiate on your behalf for a more favorable outcome.
Reach Out To Our Team For A Free Consultation of Your Head-On Collision Accident Case
If you or a loved one was injured in a head-on collision and need help, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for a free consultation to learn about your legal options for claiming compensation today.
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