Injuries in head-on collisions are often severe, even fatal. Survivors of head-on crashes often have devastating and life-altering injuries. They may be unable to work which leads to financial hardship as well. If another party caused your accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
A head-on collision accident & injury lawyer in Melbourne, FL at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can answer your questions, evaluate your case, and help you determine the best course of action. Call us at 1-800-747-3733 today for a free consultation.
Recovering Compensation for Injuries in a Head-On Collision
Head-on collisions are often devastating. They can lead to anything from scrapes and broken bones to more catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord fractures or traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can require round-the-clock care and keep victims from working for months or even for the rest of their life.
Victims who do not survive their injuries leave devastated family members behind. If the victim was the primary breadwinner, it can leave a grieving family without necessary income.
Victims and their families can recover compensation for their losses, but they must prove the other party was at-fault.
Proving Fault in a Head-on Collision Case
In many cases, fault is cut-and-dry in a head-on collision case. Head-on collisions often occur when one driver was:
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Passing on a two-lane road
- Distracted or fatigued and crossed over the center line
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Speeding or lost control of vehicle
However, even if it was obvious the other driver was at-fault, you should always expect pushback from the driver and his insurer.
How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
Even though fault might seem obvious, accident cases are often more complex than they seem. They can be almost impossible to manage if you are attempting to recover from serious injuries or mourn the loss of a loved one. A car accident lawyer can handle all of the following for you:
Gathering evidence can be difficult, especially if you do not know where to start. We will handle this process to start to finish, gathering photos and surveillance video, interviewing eyewitnesses, and obtaining your W2s and medical records.
We will also use the evidence we gather to determine an accurate value for your case.
Managing Communication with the Insurer
The insurer will do what it can to avoid paying you what you deserve. One of the ways it does this is by tricking you into saying something that will jeopardize your claim. To prevent this, we can manage all communication with the insurer or — at the very least — participate in all calls with the insurer.
Negotiating a Settlement
The first settlement offer from the insurer will likely be much lower than you deserve. If you do not have a lawyer negotiate or at least look over your settlement offer, you could end up leaving thousands on the table.
Head-on collision settlements often include compensation for the following damages:
- Medical bills (e.g., current medical bills, the costs of require future care, the costs of surgeries, etc.)
- Necessary medical devices (e.g., wheelchairs, hospital beds, crutches, prosthetics, etc.)
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Anxiety, PTSD, etc.
- Loss of consortium
- Lost quality of life
- Funeral and burial costs if your loved one died in the accident
Most settlements will only include compensation for a few of the above damages. Insurers offer meager settlements hoping that injured parties will be desperate enough to accept whatever they can get.
We will not allow the insurance company to take advantage of you in this way. We will fight for every dollar to which you are entitled.
Preparing Your Case for Court
While we will attempt to settle your claim out of court, we will take your case to court if the insurer refuses to give you what you deserve. To save you money and time and to ensure our case is strong, we will prepare your case for this possibility from day one.
Our Melbourne Head-on Collision Accident & Injury Lawyers Can Help
If another driver’s negligence caused your head-on collision injuries, we may be able to help. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine has decades of experience handling personal injury cases including head-on collisions for residents in Melbourne.
We have helped many people just like you get the compensation they deserve. You have suffered enough; do not suffer through handling a claim on your own. If we determine that you have a valid claim, our personal injury attorneys will fight diligently for your rights and a favorable outcome for you.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury or death in a head-on collision, call us today at 1-800-747-3733. The consultation is free.