Car accidents can result in serious injuries that disrupt your life. When you or a loved one are injured in a head-on car collision, a personal injury attorney can help you pursue compensation to help cover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
It all starts with your free case evaluation. Contact Bressman Law today at (614) 538-1116 to find out how a Reynoldsburg head-on collisions lawyer can help you recover after an accident.
Head-On Collisions: Causes and Impacts
Various unsafe driving practices can cause head-on collisions.
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Causes of Head-On Collisions
Various unsafe driving practices can cause head-on collisions.
- Distracted driving: Distracted drivers may not notice wrong-way or one-way indicators, causing accidents.
- Fatigued driving: Driving while drowsy or falling asleep at the wheel can lead to a vehicle weaving in and out of its lane.
- Drunk or drug-impaired driving: When driving under the influence, it is difficult to accurately gauge distances and respond to circumstances on the road. Someone who chooses to drive while intoxicated can cause a head-on collision.
Other forms of negligence can cause or lead to head-on collisions.
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Injuries Caused by Head-On Collisions
There is a wide variety of injuries you can suffer after a head-on collision. Some are below.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Broken bones and fractures
- Cuts and lacerations
- Back and spinal cord injuries
While you may heal from some of these injuries with time, others can develop into chronic conditions that require ongoing treatment and therapies. Physical therapy, medications, surgeries, and mental health services may be necessary in order to get you on the path to recovery after suffering a serious injury from a head-on collision.
Due to the nature of head-on collisions, certain injuries are particularly common with this kind of crash. The rapid forward and backward motion caused by a head-on collision can injure your neck and head, resulting in concussions and even coma. According to the Mayo Clinic, this kind of motion is also responsible for causing whiplash.
Because of the dangers of traumatic brain injury and other injuries resulting from a head-on car crash, it is important to seek medical attention for yourself and your loved ones after a collision.
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Recoverable Damages from Head-On Collisions
The damages you may be able to recover after a head-on car accident include both economic and non-economic damages.
You can recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, and car repairs. Additionally, you can seek compensation for your losses that do not have an exact price tag attached. For example, you can be potentially compensated for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
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Steps to Take After a Head-On Collision
After you seek medical care for yourself and your passengers, you should report the accident to the police. The police will create an official crash report that documents the circumstances of the accident.
You can also gather information and evidence for yourself. Consider taking pictures of the vehicles, the road, the surrounding environment, and your injuries. This evidence can be useful to your personal injury lawyer if you choose to file a lawsuit.
Once you are safe and healing, you may want to speak to a Reynoldsburg head-on collisions lawyer to get advice on how to pursue compensation for your injuries and to get a complete understanding of your options as a victim of negligence.
Even if you believe you may be partially at fault for an accident, that does not necessarily bar you from receiving compensation. Ohio is a contributory fault state, according to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2315.33. This means that you can seek compensation as long as you are not more at fault than the other parties involved. Your lawyer can help you determine if the contributory fault doctrine is relevant for your case.
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How We Will Fight for Your Rights
When you decide to take legal action, count on a lawyer from our firm. For 25 years, Bressman Law has been serving Ohioans who have been injured due to negligence. We are committed to protecting our clients’ rights when they need it most, offering support and guidance for you and your loved ones throughout the process.
When we take on your case, we will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash to uncover what happened and why it happened. That way, we can prove that the other driver was at fault and, therefore, responsible for your injuries.
We accomplish this by following our guiding principles. We pride ourselves on our core values of experience, communication, and transparency.
We are willing to take cases to trial and argue for your rights before a judge or jury if the insurance company will not settle for what you are owed. Just take a look at our results. We have secured millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients through settlements and courtroom verdicts.
We are available 24/7 and are committed to keeping the lines of communication open with you. We have implemented systems that help us follow through on this commitment. If you call us, we will call you back instead of playing phone tag. If you cannot travel to one of our offices due to your injuries, then we will take the time to travel to you.
Being hurt can feel disempowering. This is why we want to put the power back in your hands so that you can make the best choices for your well-being (and that of your loved ones). We will keep you updated on movements in your case and share important documents with you as they come.
You Might Have a Limited Time to File a Lawsuit
According to ORC §2305.10, you generally have two years after an accident to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Time is of the essence. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get started safeguarding your rights and fighting for the compensation you are owed.
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