Denver Auto Accident Attorney at Fuller Law is prepared to Support Colorado Head-On Collision Victims
Head-on traffic collisions are some of the most violent, destructive car accidents that can happen on the road. Injuries from these kinds of motor vehicle accidents are often severe, if not fatal, and can change a victim’s life forever in the blink of an eye. If this sounds like a situation you’re in, don’t panic. Once your injuries are taken care of, contact an experienced head-on accident attorney like John Fuller of Fuller Law in Denver, Colorado, to begin putting together a personal injury claim. Our team will work with you to get you the compensation you are owed, whether it be for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, or pain and suffering.
What Causes Head-On Collisions?
A head-on collision occurs when one vehicle strikes the front of another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction, often by crossing over the center line into oncoming traffic. This type of motor vehicle accident is often violent and can result in serious injuries for all parties involved. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, a head-on collision accident may be caused by any or multiple of the following:
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe road conditions like ice and snow
- Driver Fatigue
- Reckless Behavior
- Reaching for something inside the vehicle
- Intoxicated driving
- Ignoring traffic signs
- Medical emergencies like fainting behind the wheel
- Unsafe passing behaviors like passing in a no-passing zone
If you find yourself in a head-on collision accident, do your best to remain calm to help ensure that everyone receives proper care. If you or anyone else is severely injured, contact emergency services as soon as you are able. Cooperate with authorities at the scene to maintain safety, and do not leave until you are told it is okay to do so. Make sure to photograph the damage to your vehicle, your injuries, and the layout of the accident. Collect information from others involved, as well as any witnesses that may have seen the accident occur. All of these things will help you build your car accident claim later.
What Kinds of Injuries are Associated With Head-On Accidents?
As with any accident, no two accidents or injury victims are the same. Everyone needs a different care plan, physical therapy track, or rehabilitation regimen, so everyone needs a different personal injury case plan too. Car accident lawyers work with their clients to develop individualized plans to recover compensation based on their own unique needs. Injuries obtained when a head-on car crash occurs can include any of the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Whiplash and soft tissue damage
- Broken bones
- Loss of limb
- Disfiguring injuries to the face
- Internal Injuries like ruptured organs
- Mental Health Complications
- PTSD and phobias
- Emotional turmoil
- And more…
If you have sustained severe injuries like these in a car accident, you may be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, property damages, physical therapy, loss of income, and more. Contact our firm for more information regarding your specific case.
I Have Been Injured in a Head-On Crash; Who is Liable for My Claim?
As of 2003, Colorado is considered an “at-fault” state, meaning that the insurance company of the driver who is at fault for the accident is responsible for any damages caused in that accident. Determining liability in a serious accident is always a delicate, complicated process. While it may seem obvious to you that the driver who hit you was the cause of the accident, liability must still be proven legally to secure compensation, and the other party’s insurance company will likely do everything in their power to shift the blame off of their client onto you or to make an argument for shared responsibility. To ask about your case, in particular, contact a personal injury law firm familiar with head-on crashes and other car accidents.
Remember, while the at-fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for damages, they will not be paying for your medical bills directly. Often, victims of car accidents or their insurance policy will have to pay their own medical bills before being reimbursed by the at-fault company. Don’t make this mistake and end up getting turned over to a collections agency. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure you are reimbursed fairly.
What is Comparative Fault?
When building claims for head-on collisions, comparative fault refers to situations where both drivers involved in the crash are partially responsible for it. As an example, perhaps a driver did swerve into oncoming traffic in an unsafe attempt to pass someone, but because the other driver was also on their phone, both are to blame for the accident. Comparative fault exists to make sure everyone is compensated fairly, but it can be stressful when the at-fault driver claims comparative fault when you request compensation for your injuries.
When a comparative fault is found in a claim, the investigation into the nature of the accident becomes more complicated; in these situations, it is even more crucial that you retain an experienced head-on collision lawyer to help you through the claims process. Contact our Denver office today to set up a free, no-obligation consultation.
Can Fuller Law Help Me With My Head-On Collision Case?
Yes, we can. If you have been injured in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact a qualified car accident attorney for support in your case. Too many times have we seen car accident victims struggle against the claims process alone because they don’t think their case is big enough to need a lawyer. But the fact of the matter is this: every case feels monumental to the victim, and the support they receive can have a major impact on the rest of their life. Our experienced attorney has handled many car accident cases throughout Colorado and is prepared to fight for you and your family. Our office is located in Denver, but we can be reached both online and over the phone.
For a free consultation, contact our law firm at 303-597-4500.