Every day thousands of people get into car accidents. Most of those accidents aren’t very serious, but some cause significant injuries or even death.
One of the most likely types of accidents to cause serious injuries is a head-on collision. And one of the worst things about a head-on collision is that it is usually caused by negligence. This means you or a family member can suffer serious harm due to no fault of your own.
When this happens, you can’t rely on the insurance company to help you out. It wants to pay as little compensation as possible to all parties. If you want to get the money you deserve after a serious head-on collision, you need the help of an experienced car accident attorney from Neufeld Law Firm.
What Is a Head-On Collision?
As the name suggests, a head-on collision occurs when the front end of two cars collide. Roads are designed to make this impossible, and yet it still happens. Usually, it means that one of the two cars is traveling in the wrong direction.
Why Do Head-On Collisions Happen?
Typically, a head-on collision occurs when one of the drivers is negligent. You don’t end up on the wrong side of the street if you are paying attention to your driving. But a driver might drift into the wrong lane when they are:
- Distracted by electronic devices
- Overly tired while driving
- Driving recklessly
- Driving a car that hasn’t been properly maintained
And once another driver drifts into your lane, it is almost impossible to avoid a collision.
Head-on collisions are also often the result of drunk driving. Drunk drivers may not realize they are driving in the wrong lane, even for long distances. Sometimes this may even end up with them driving in the wrong lane on major highways.
Common Injuries From Head-On Collisions
Unfortunately, head-on collisions usually cause much more serious injuries than other types of accidents, and there is a high probability of fatalities. When two vehicles collide head-on, their speeds effectively combine. Thus, if you and another driver collide head-on at 30 mph, it is like getting into an accident at 60 mph.
While the front of most cars is well designed to minimize injuries to the occupants, there is only so much protection a car can provide at these speeds. Often the engine of your car will be pushed into the passenger compartment, causing injuries like:
- Shattered bones
- Internal injuries
- Spinal injuries, including potential paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
Any party not wearing a seat belt is almost certain to be thrown from the vehicle, and death is the likely result in this situation.
How the Lawyers at Neufeld Law Firm Can Help
The lawyers at Neufeld Law Firm have over 100 combined years of legal experience. We know how to handle the insurance companies to get you the money you deserve.
When you bring us a head-on collision claim, the first thing we’ll do is investigate your case thoroughly. The insurance company wants to deny your claim, or failing that, offer you as little money as possible. We uncover evidence to prevent them from denying or undervaluing your case.
Once we have the evidence in hand, we can negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company. Our law firm has won millions for past clients and is a top-rated personal injury law firm. The insurance companies know that we have decades of trial experience and are willing to go to court. Typically, they will negotiate in good faith rather than spend tens of thousands on a losing trial.
Most importantly, because we have handled so many catastrophic injury cases in the past, our attorneys understand the true value of your injuries and how to show that value to the insurance company. We’ll never accept a lowball offer.
Contact Neufeld Law Firm After a Head-On Collision
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a head-on collision in Florida? You deserve compensation for your injuries.
When you are facing massive medical bills and a combative insurance company, the last thing you need is more bills or stress. At Neufeld Law Firm, there is no fee until we win, and we take every case seriously. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney who cares.