Were You in a Head-On Collision?
Get an attorney who knows how to win high-stakes cases
There is nothing scarier for a motorist than the prospect of being hit head-on by an oncoming car. Head-on collisions cause devastating injuries that can change lives forever. For you, it’s a nightmare. For the insurance company, its exposure to their bottom line, and they will pull out all the stops to reduce, delay, or deny your claim for damages.
You need an attorney who will face the insurance company head-on. The Swanson Law Group has the resources and winning track record needed to handle high-stakes cases and fight for your better future. Don’t go it alone after a bad accident. Contact us today to speak with an experienced head-on collision attorney.
We know how to investigate head-on collision cases
More or less by definition, if two cars collide head-on, one of them must have been going the wrong way. You’d think that would make liability clear, but the problem is there is often disagreement on which vehicle was going the wrong way. Witnesses may disagree, and skid marks and other evidence from the accident scene may be inconclusive. The insurance company will bring in their own experts to try to argue that their client wasn’t at fault. Any confusion works to their advantage as they look for excuses to reduce your claim or deny it altogether.
Many head-on collisions are caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Alcohol affects vision as well as comprehension of traffic signs and signals, so it’s easy to see how someone driving under the influence may end up going the wrong way. Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel, too, often drift into the oncoming lane, and such crashes can be even more dangerous because they don’t hit the brakes before impact. That said, any type of negligent driving can contribute to a head-on crash. Distracted drivers may drift across the center line and speeding or reckless drivers may lose control of their vehicles. Occasionally, head-on collisions are caused by mechanical defects that cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles, or by unclear or poorly maintained road signals and signs.
Getting to the bottom of what happened is important because the stakes in head-on collisions are high, even higher than in most car accidents. The injuries sustained are often severe due to the amount of force involved. Head-on crashes often cause:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury, including permanent paralysis
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Leg, ankle, and foot injuries
When you add up the full cost of a serious injury, including medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs, a head-on collision can easily cost hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. To the insurance company, that means their bottom line is at risk, and they can’t have that. They will put their best adjusters and attorneys on the case. You need a strong advocate to level the playing field.
Our attorneys will fight for full value for your claim
Head-on collisions are usually over in moments, but there are more challenges ahead. If you have a serious injury, you may have a long road to recovery, with accompanying medical expenses. You’re in pain. You may not be able to work for some time, or ever again. You deserve to be fairly compensated for all those losses.
We take the time to listen to your story and understand all the effects the injury has had on your life. How has it affected your family? Are you still able to work, and will it affect your career? What modifications do you need to your home or vehicle to make it accessible, if you have a permanent disability? How much pain are you in? We work with experts, such as economists, vocational experts, and medical professionals, to help quantify those losses and build a strong case for the compensation you need.
When you’re handling a high-stakes case, you must prepare for trial. Many of our cases do settle out of court, but that’s because the insurance company sees that we’re prepared to go before a judge and jury. Knowing how strong the case is, and knowing our track record of results, they usually make a fair offer. When they refuse to do so, we’re ready to make them pay.
The advocate you need after a head-on collision
We firmly believe that everyone injured in an accident deserves strong legal representation. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we win. Our firm advances the time and cost needed to move your case forward, and if we win, our fee is a percentage of your recovery. If we lose, you don’t owe us a cent. In other words, we don’t get paid by the hour. We get paid only when we get a positive result for an injured person.
After a head-on accident, you can trust that the insurance company will immediately go to work to reduce or deny your claim. Make sure you have your own advocate fighting for your rights, as soon as possible. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with an experienced head-on collision attorney.