12 Jan

Car Accident Attorney Tampa Florida

What Caused Your Head-On Crash?

Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous motor vehicle accidents a person can face. These accidents tend to require a significant error on the part of at least one driver, which means that Florida law typically entitles victims to compensation. For this reason, if you were hurt in a head-on collision, speak to an attorney as soon as possible to explore your legal options.

The Causes of Head-On Collisions

Traffic laws try to keep everyone on the road safe. For example, double yellow lines keep traffic on the correct side of the road, and traffic lights control the flow of traffic at busy intersections. When drivers follow these rules, vehicles should never travel in opposite directions in the same traffic lane—which means that head-on collisions should never take place. Unfortunately, as we all know, they do, and they usually result from negligence on the part of one or more drivers involved in the accident. Common causes of head-on collisions include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Improper turns
  • Impaired driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Overcorrection
  • Ignoring road signs
  • Failing to adapt driving to poor weather conditions

The negligence of drivers on the road does not cause all head-on collisions, or other accidents—defective vehicle design or manufacture and poorly designed or manufactured roads can also contribute. When this is the case, you may hold other parties, such as a manufacturer of the defective vehicle or the person, business, or agency responsible for the road on which the accident took place, responsible for the losses associated with an accident.

What a Tampa Car Accident Lawyer Can Do for You

Head-on collisions are capable of causing extremely serious injuries. In many cases, victims spend significant amounts of time hospitalized after head-on collisions and may take months or even years to reach maximum medical improvement. During this time, victims should focus on their health, not on insurance companies that will do everything they can to limit the amounts they pay out. For this reason, accident victims should retain an attorney to represent them as soon as possible.

  • A car crash attorney can help you after an accident by:
  • Investigating and determining the cause of your crash
  • Evaluating your current and future economic and non-economic losses
  • Communicating with the insurance company on your behalf and attempting to negotiate a settlement offer
  • Filing a lawsuit against the party or parties liable for your accident

Call the Florida Law Group to Speak to a Tampa Car Accident Attorney

If you were injured in a head-on collision, review your case with an attorney as soon as you can. At the Florida Law Group, our lawyers will review your case at no cost to you and will not collect any legal fees unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. To schedule your free consultation with an attorney, call 813-463-8880 or send us an email through our online contact form.