Florida Car Wreck Attorney
Head On Collision Accident Injuries
Head-on collision accidents happen when two cars driving in opposite directions crash into each other. These types of accidents are rare, but if one occurs they can be devastating for both parties, and they may even result in one or more deaths. These accidents typically arise from a driver’s mistake of driving on the wrong side of the road.
They may also happen because of drunk driving, distracted driving, or brake failure. If you experience a vehicle coming straight towards your vehicle, you should do anything you can to avoid the head-on collision, even if it means you have to drive off the road.
If you are involved in a head-on collision accident, you will have to show negligence or recklessness on the part of the other driver in order to recover for any injuries or property damages.
To prove negligence, you will have to show the other driver’s duty of care, a breach of the duty, causation, and damages. Generally, all drivers owe other drivers a duty of due care to avoid foreseeable risks of injury. Choosing to drive drunk or while very fatigued is likely to be considered a breach of duty because it means you are more likely to make mistakes, such as driving the wrong way on a one-way road or swerving into oncoming traffic.
Some of the devastating injuries that arise after a head-on crash are brain trauma, paralysis, multiple broken bones, and disfigurement. If your injuries are severe, you may need to change your job. When the other party is at fault, you may be able to recover economic and noneconomic damages for losses such as past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, property damage, household services, and pain and suffering. If a family member is killed in a head-on collision, you may be able to sue for wrongful death.
Our main office is located in Trinity, FL (Pasco County), but we handle cases throughout the Tampa Bay area and all of Florida.