Head-On Car Crashes in South Florida

You may hear about head-on crashes in the news because these collisions tend to result in serious, even fatal, injuries. If you’re in this type of crash, you might want to consult with an accident attorney at Flaxman Law Group because the costs of your accident are likely to be high and you’ll want an experienced lawyer to help you navigate the claims process and work to maximize your recovery.


What Are the Causes of Head-On Collisions in South Florida?

Head-on crashes are almost always preventable. These collisions usually happen when one car enters oncoming traffic, either by driving in the wrong lane or by crossing a median or center line. This typically happens because of:

  • Speeding or mechanical failure, which causes the driver to lose control of the car.
  • Distracted driving.
  • Drunk or drugged driving.
  • Incorrect passing.
  • Failure to obey traffic signs.

In these situations, the driver who ended up driving the wrong way can be held liable.

What Are Common Injuries in Head-On Crashes?

Since in these accidents two vehicles are heading directly for each other, injuries tend to be serious. Common injuries can include:

  • Traumatic head injuries
  • Fractures
  • Crushing injuries, especially affecting the legs, feet, and torso
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations

What Can I Do?

If you’re in a head-on crash, the first thing you’ll want to do is to get medical attention for yourself or anyone else at the scene who may need it. This is crucial because head-on crashes often lead to life-threatening injury, and the faster you can get medical help, the better the chances of survival.

In head-on collisions, it’s usually very clear who the at-fault driver is. Even so, you don’t want to get casual about gathering evidence because a skilled insurance company attorney or defence lawyer can still try to minimize the situation and can still attempt to pay you less than you deserve.

Since your injuries may be serious, do everything you can to gather evidence. Report the accident to police at once, take photos of the scene if you can, take photos of your injuries and car damage, and keep every bit of documentation you can about the crash and your injuries.

Talking to an experienced South Florida car accident attorney can help. A skilled lawyer with experience in head-on car accident claims can find evidence of liability, can investigate the crash, can accurately calculate your damages, and can aggressively pursue every dollar of compensation you may qualify for.

It’s crucial to talk to an attorney as soon as possible after your accident to preserve your right to financial recovery. As soon as you speak to an insurance company, they’re building a case and if you sign anything or provide any kind of statement to insurers, this could impact your right to seek compensation.

In Florida, you have a four-year statute of limitations to file a claim, but contacting an attorney quickly is important. Flaxman Law Group makes it easy to contact an attorney when you need to. Our phone lines at 866-352-9626 are staffed by a live person 24/7 and you can always book a consultation with our legal team if you’ve been injured. In our offices in Hollywood, Homestead, or Miami, or in your hospital room or home (if you’re too injured to travel) you can meet with a car accident attorney who can answer your questions and can explain any options you might have for a claim. There’s no obligation and no cost involved in contacting Flaxman Law Group, so reach out to our family-based law firm today.

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