Ask a Personal Injury Attorney: Why is It Sometimes Challenging to Determine Fault in a Head-On Accident?

In certain auto collisions, fault is obvious. A driver is at fault and may be held accountable for damages, for instance, if they run a red light, travel on the wrong side of the road, or fails to stop at a stop sign. It can be more difficult to establish culpability in head-on crashes than you might imagine, despite the fact that they are the incidents most likely to result in serious damage or death. After learning more, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you need a free legal consultation after being hurt in an accident.

Typical negligence patterns that cause head-on collisions

As in any other kind of auto accident, who was at fault in a head-on collision will depend on negligence. Most of the time, a person will be considered negligent if they violated a traffic law (such as speeding), were texting or talking on the phone while driving, were otherwise distracted, or were otherwise not driving with due care.

It’s possible that if the neglect is obvious enough, one party will confess guilt. Typically, this is only true if the incident was captured on camera or if there were numerous witnesses. In other cases, it will be up to your lawyer to establish who was at fault for the collision. We can do this by examining the scene’s evidence, witness depositions, and consulting with experts in accident reconstruction.

Damages that may be available following a head-on collision

Your specific legal options will depend on the harms and losses you have endured. Economic damages include things like the cost of medical expenses, emergency room visits, ambulance fees, lost income, ongoing care/treatment expenses, physical therapy costs, medical supply costs, prescription drug costs, and vehicle repair costs. Additionally, you might be eligible to receive compensation for non-economic losses like pain and suffering.

Examples of carelessness in head-on collisions

A person can be held negligent in a head-on accident in a variety of situations. Examples include incorrect passing of vehicles, turning left or right against traffic, illegal u-turns, road rage, texting while driving, sleepy driving, driving while intoxicated or high, and operating an unsafe vehicle. These are but a few instances. Your lawyer can create a case for you and assist you in identifying the responsible party.

Call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to schedule a free legal consultation if you’re ready to learn more about your options. We’ll hear your side of the story, figure out your choices, and provide you frank legal counsel.