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Head-on collisions can result in extremely serious and often fatal injuries. Fractured breastbones or ribs from impact with the steering wheel, broken legs or knee caps from impact with the dashboard, head and neck trauma are just the beginning of the list of injuries that can happen in head-on accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, it is important that you seek the advice of a Beaumont personal injury attorney immediately. At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, we are committed to seeing that negligent drivers who cause serious accidents are held accountable for victims’ injuries.
Some of the Most Common Causes of Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions, as evident by their name, occur when two vehicles collide head-to-head while traveling in opposite directions. Depending on the speed at which the vehicles were traveling, the consequences can be fatal for anyone involved. In fact, these accidents account for 10% of all motor vehicle fatalities in the U.S., while they only account for 2% of all traffic accidents total. While there are a number of ways in which such an accident could occur, most can be attributed to driver negligence, recklessness or carelessness.
For example, a driver could cause a head-on collision if they:
- Drive in the wrong direction (against oncoming traffic)
- Veer outside of their lane on a two-lane highway or road
- Dangerously attempt to pass another vehicle on a two-lane road
- Fall asleep at the wheel and drift into oncoming traffic
- Take a turn to quickly, speeding into the wrong lane
- Attempt to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Don’t Settle for Less Money Than You Deserve
If you or someone you love was involved in a head-on accident, you will be asked to prove that the other driver was at fault in order to recover financial compensation from their insurance company. While most cases involving head-on collisions will be fairly straightforward – since these accidents are almost always the fault of just one driver – the insurance company may still attempt to prove that you were partially to blame. For this reason, it is imperative that you move quickly to retain the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer in Beaumont, TX as soon as you have been injured.
In doing so, you can ensure that you will have an aggressive legal advocate on your side every step of the way. Insurance adjusters are infamous for doing whatever they can to settle car accident claims as quickly, and for as little money, as possible; don’t accept a settlement for less than what you deserve until you have had the chance to discuss your options with an attorney from Brasher Law Firm, PLLC. We are not afraid to go head-to-head with “big bad” insurance companies. In fact, we welcome the opportunity to take them to court if they refuse to offer you a fair and adequate settlement.
After being told by multiple lawyers that I really had no case or that my chances of being awarded any settlement was very slim, I was referred to the Brasher Law firm. Nishi worked on my case and with very little effort on my part, she put together my case with an opening statement and presentation that put my opponent on their heels. She set a goal from the start and didn’t relent until her goal was met and I got what was owed me. Thank you Nishi for knocking it out of the park!L. Smith
I was scared to death after being on the witness stand for several hours. Clint Brasher kept reassuring me but, when we broke the trial for the day and I was offered $100,000.00, I wanted to take it. Clint advised me not to and that we would do better with the jury. While it was hard, I followed his advice. The verdict the next day was for $240,000.00 plus interest. I recommend anyone with a legal problem to call Clint Brasher. He was not only a skillful advocate, he was a friend to me during this difficult time.Edward Arabie