As a result, the front of one car crosses over into oncoming traffic and hits the front of another car. This often occurs when both cars are traveling at high speeds, and the consequences can be devastating.
People who survive head-on collisions are often left with very serious injuries. In many cases, victims are fatally injured.
What happens after a head-on collision?
Victims need medical treatment for their injuries. Treatment may include diagnostic tests, X-rays, MRIs, surgery, hospitalization, medication, home health care, mobility assistance devices, physical therapy and multiple follow-up appointments with doctors. Medical expenses can add up quickly and become overwhelming.
But victims are often left unable to work because of their injuries. That means there is less income coming in just as bills are adding up. Many victims wonder how they will be able to pay their medical bills. If a negligent driver caused the accident, the victim shouldn’t have to pay.
The problem is that negligent drivers typically deny causing an accident and refuse to accept any responsibility for what happened. That leaves victims having to prove that the other driver was negligent.
Insurance companies are supposed to help the injured. But they are always concerned about their bottom line. In order to keep their profits as high as possible, they try to keep any payments as low as possible. There are many tactics they use to attempt to minimize financial compensation.
One common tactic is to question the seriousness of your injuries. Or they’ll seek access to medical records to try to show your injuries were pre-existing. Sometimes they’ll try to blame you for at least partially causing the accident to give them an excuse to pay you less.
Another common tactic is to offer you a settlement shortly after the accident. They’ll say it’s the best they can do and promise quick payment. When your medical expenses are adding up, it may seem tempting to accept their offer. The problem is that the amount they are offering will fall far short of covering the damages you’ve suffered.
Do I need a lawyer after a head-on collision?
Having a lawyer is not legally required, but it’s in your interest. You can be sure that the insurance companies have lawyers on their side. Level the playing field with an experienced New Hampshire car accident attorney who can guide you through the legal process every step of the way.
Our firm knows that serious injuries from a car accident can impact victims and their families physically, emotionally and financially. If you’ve been injured, we don’t think you should have to settle for less. We are committed to helping our clients get the best possible outcome.
Our legal team investigates your collision to get the facts. We gather evidence, such as video from traffic cameras and crash scene photos. We carefully review accident reports, medical records and other documentation. We identify witnesses and interview them about what they saw. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts.
Our attorneys build a strong case and deal directly with insurance companies so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Many times, we are able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. But if the insurance company won’t do what’s right, we are ready to fight for you in court.
Get the financial compensation you deserve. If you’ve been hurt in a head-on collision, we are ready to help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We can review the details of your accident and go over your legal options so you can decide what to do next. There’s no cost and no obligation.