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Head-On Collision Accident Lawyer

On the road, not much is scarier than seeing another vehicle’s headlights in your lane. If you had a head-on accident, you are likely dealing with significant physical and psychological injuries.

Then come the stresses of handling your Texas, Idaho, or Utah accident claim. Are you beginning to suspect that insurance companies have their own agenda?

If you answered yes, why not turn to head on-collision attorneys you can trust? Without any cost or obligation, you can find out how Fielding Law’s auto accident lawyers can help you. Schedule your free head-on collision consultation today by calling (877) 880-4090. 

Defining a Head-On Crash

A head-on collision is when two vehicles facing each other collide. These accidents are also referred to as frontal crashes.

In some head-on collisions, one driver ended up going the wrong way on a one-way road. In other cases, he or she might veer into the opposite lane on an undivided two-lane roadway. 

Why Head-On Collisions Occur

Though motorists should operate their vehicles safely, sometimes they make mistakes. In other instances, a driver’s negligent or malicious behavior becomes a hazard to passengers and others sharing the road. Consider the following common driver errors that could lead to car accidents.

Driving under the influence

Drivers should not take any substance that harms brain function, muscle coordination, reasoning, or thinking. Impairing substances might include:

  • Alcohol: Alcohol affects the central nervous system and accumulates in the blood. Therefore, states set limits on the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level. In Texas and Idaho, a drivers’ BAC should never exceed 0.08, while a Utah driver’s BAC must be less than 0.05.
  • Illicit drugs: Marijuana can impair slow reaction time and impair judgment and coordination. Increased aggression and recklessness are associated with cocaine and methamphetamine. 
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medication: The side effects of some medicines can be bad for driving. For example, they could cause drowsiness, dizziness, or vision issues.
  • Interactions: Taking more than one drug or mixing drugs with alcohol can magnify the effects of each substance.

A driver does not have to be legally intoxicated to be a hazard. In 2019, 1,775 people died in alcohol-related crashes where the driver’s BAC was between 0.01 and 0.07. According to the US Department of Transportation, 56 percent of drivers involved in serious crashes tested positive in at least 1 category of mind-altering substances.  

The telltale signs of drug-impaired or drunk drivers are not always visible to the untrained eye. To investigate the details of your accident and determine who may be liable, please call Fielding Law’s attorneys at (877) 880-4090 and report your accident to law enforcement. 

Fatigued driving

According to recent estimates, drowsy driver crashes resulted in about 50,000 injured people and nearly 800 deaths. This is no surprise since fatigue can affect essential driving skills.

Fatigue affects:

  • Sensory perception
  • Thinking and understanding
  • Performance
  • Alertness
  • Reaction time 

Drinking alcohol compounds the effects of fatigue. Some medications can cause drowsiness, especially those that warn consumers not to operate heavy machinery. 

NHTSA reports that a car traveling at 55 mph can cover 100 yards in 4 or 5 seconds. Therefore, a few moments of dozing off could result in a head-on collision.

Distracted driving

Driving takes focus. In 2019, distracted drivers caused 3,142 deaths and many severe injuries. 

A wide range of actions could break a drivers’ concentration:

  • Reading or sending text messages
  • Accessing the internet
  • Eating or drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Adjusting dials or controls
  • Attending to children or pets
  • Speaking on the phone without a hands-free device
  • Grooming

Many states have passed laws concerning handheld mobile devices, including cell phones, tablets, and GPS navigational systems. Yet, reckless driving continues to cause head-on collisions every year. If a distracted driver caused your head-on collision, an experienced car accident lawyer can help protect your rights.

How Car Accidents Affect Victims

Head-on collisions can cause devastating consequences. Are you or a loved one facing serious car accident injuries?

Fielding Law can help you get compensation for the medical bills and other costs of:

Your health and lifestyle might never be exactly the same, but a personal injury lawsuit aims to right some of the wrongs that head-on collisions cause. Click the live chat icon at the bottom of this webpage to learn what an experienced car accident lawyer can do for you. 

Claiming Economic Personal Injury Damages

Our law firm has won millions of dollars for our clients. A head-on collision lawyer can calculate what your claim is worth. This step is essential because insurance companies often offer less than victims deserve, but we need to be able to name the true value of your claim to negotiate a fair sum of compensation.

During your free car accident case review, you can learn whether you may be entitled to receive compensation for the following damages.

Medical bills

Many head-on collision victims are confused as to how much they should receive for car accident injuries. Some later realize that what insurance companies want to pay is far less than they need to survive.

Our law firm understands that recovery takes time. You might need ongoing care in addition to the treatment you have already undergone. We can review your medical records for free to calculate your maximum potential compensation.

This can ensure that the following is covered: 

  • Imaging and diagnostic testing
  • Emergency transport 
  • Medical travel 
  • Surgeries
  • Hospital stays
  • Assistive devices
  • Prescription drugs
  • Specialist consultations
  • Post-surgical care
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Home health care

To schedule your appointment with Fielding Law’s legal team, fill out our free car accident evaluation form. You can give us a brief description of your head-on collision and include any questions you would like answered during your consultation.

Lost earnings 

If your head-on collision kept you from working, you could seek compensation from the at-fault party. Proving your wages can be a hassle, but a head-on collision lawyer can help you get the necessary documents. 

What if you are unable to return to your job due to disabilities or other factors? A car accident attorney could include future lost earnings as part of your legal claim. 

Car repairs or replacement

Fixing body damage and painting a dented car can be expensive. Your car might also require mechanical repairs. But you should definitely consult a head-on collision lawyer before accepting an insurance company’s settlement.

Why? An attorney sees the big picture. Fielding Law’s legal team could help you recover damages that you did not realize you could claim, such as rental car fees and towing costs.

Pursuing Non-Economic Damages

Head-on collisions can cause psychological injuries related to your pain and suffering. You might notice that your everyday routine is more challenging than before your accident. Other activities might now be impossible. 

Our head-on collision team can investigate your eligibility for the following non-economic losses:

  • Physical pain
  • Mental suffering
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Humiliation and embarrassment
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Every head-on collision case is different, and the award amounts vary. So if this sounds like your life right now, please let us know. We can help by bringing you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you can win compensation to make up for some of the pain and losses you have suffered.

Wrongful death damages

Death is the most unfortunate outcome of head-on collisions. Relatives of car accident victims can take legal action on behalf of their deceased loved ones. Demanding financial compensation is one way to hold negligent drivers responsible for preventable car accidents. 

Who can participate in a wrongful death claim? Beneficiaries might include:

  • Spouses
  • Parents and step-parents
  • Children and step-children
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Representatives of the estate

When close relatives are absent, more distant relations could pursue a claim. Since each state is different, you would need to consult a local lawyer to learn your rights in your area. He or she can also explain what losses you might be able to recover, namely:

  • Funeral and burial expenses: Family members are often shocked at how expensive a dignified funeral service is. Your claim can relieve the economic burden of laying your loved one to rest.
  • Medical costs: If your loved one spent time in the hospital, the expenses incurred could reach thousands of dollars. 
  • Survivor pain and suffering: Are you experiencing grief and emotional anguish after your untimely loss? Surviving family members can hold the responsible one accountable for non-economic losses, including the loss of love, guidance, and support provided by the deceased.
  • Punitive damages: Punitive damages are special damages awarded only when someone is killed in a heinous act. Examples are criminal acts like murder or gross negligence. This compensation penalizes the wrong party and sets a warning example to others.

Head-on collisions are traumatic for everyone involved, and you might find your experience difficult to discuss. We understand, and we invite you to rely on us and our compassionate team members.

Our phone lines are always open for victims of head-on collisions or their surviving relatives to get in touch with a compassionate member of our team. Call (877) 880-4090 when you are ready. 

Why Contacting Fielding Law is Urgent

Utah, Texas, and Idaho set varying time limits for personal injury claims. Once this deadline, called the statute of limitations, is over, no civil or criminal actions can be taken against the liable party. 

Acting now will preserve your case by ensuring that we can gather all evidence, build a strong case, file a legal claim with all liable parties, and negotiate a settlement – or file a lawsuit if necessary. All this takes time to be absolutely thorough.

Fielding Law’s legal consultations are always free and without obligation – so there is little reason to hesitate. Why not click “Live Chat” now to get real-time assistance? We’re standing by, ready to do everything in our power to ensure you get the justice you deserve. Call (877) 880-4090 to get started.