Boynton Beach Head-on Collision Lawyer
Cars can collide with each other at any angle. When they hit hood to hood, it is known as a head-on collision. Head-on collisions, like all other kinds of car accident, can result in serious injuries and death for the parties involved. Head-on collisions are particularly dangerous to drivers and other vehicle occupants because in a head-on collision, the driver and passenger are right in the way of their vehicle’s engine and the windshield, which can shatter and fall onto them, causing them to suffer severe cuts. If you are injured in a head-on collision, you may pursue monetary compensation for your damages with the help of an experienced Boynton Beach head-on collision lawyer.
What Causes Head-on Collisions?
Head-on collisions have a variety of causes. These include:
- Slick roadways;
- Distracted driving;
- Drunk driving;
- Poorly designed roadways;
- Aggressive driving; and
- Vehicle malfunctions.
In certain cases, none of the drivers involved in a collision are at fault. This could be the case when a vehicle malfunctions and causes a crash or motorists collide due to confusing roadway signage or a poorly designed parking lot or garage.
Head-on Collisions are the Most Deadly Type of Collision
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), head-on collisions are the deadliest type of car accident. In 2016, head-on collisions accounted for more than half of traffic fatalities.
When a victim dies in a car accident, his or her loved ones may pursue monetary compensation for their related damages as well as damages suffered by the victim’s estate through a wrongful death claim.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim After a Head-on Collision
In Florida, all drivers are required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. With this type of coverage, you file a claim with your own insurance provider after being injured in an accident, rather than the negligent driver’s insurance provider. That does not mean you cannot file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for your car accident damages, though. Because head-on collisions are often severe, your accident damages could easily exceed your PIP coverage. If you choose to file a personal injury claim, you must provide sufficient evidence to support it. This evidence must show that your accident occurred because of the other party’s negligence and that because of the accident, you suffered specific injuries and related financial losses. Evidence you can use to support your claim includes:
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- A copy of the official police report;
- Copies of your medical bills; and
- Documentation of your lost wages.
Work with an Experienced Boynton Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were injured in a head-on collision and you are now facing substantial damages, you can pursue monetary compensation for them with the aid of an experienced personal injury lawyer. To get started with a member of our team at Leifer & Ramirez, contact our office today to set up your free legal consultation.