Head-on Collisions in Jacksonville
In 2018, 59% of fatal crashes in the United States reported that the initial point of impact was the front of the vehicle, which is a good indication of how dangerous these types of accidents truly are. Getting into a head-on crash can be a catastrophic experience even in non-fatal collisions, and the frustration and anger of knowing that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness can be extremely frustrating. In any accident, it is important that determining who is at fault is one of the first steps taken (of course, after all immediate medical issues have been addressed), so that the victims of this crash can begin the process of seeking compensation.
The award-winning attorneys at Fasig | Brooks are ready to take your call as soon as possible so that we can speak about your accident and injuries directly, and talk more about how we can help you move forward with your case. We are dedicated to helping personal injury victims seek justice and financial damages for their suffering and the impacts that these crash has had on their lives, and we will be happy to help you through this process as well.
Our history of successful cases speak for themselves, and we look forward to giving you peace of mind as we begin building your own case and negotiating for a settlement that you deserve. Read more below for some general information about head-on collision cases, and contact us now so that we can begin working on your case today.
For a free case evaluation after a Head-On Collisions accident in the Jacksonville area, call (850) 222-3232.
About Head-on Collisions
Direction of Impact
As the name suggests, a head-on collision is an accident where the first point of contact is the front of the vehicles, or crashing “head-on.” These types of accidents are extremely dangerous and damaging, simply because of the fact that each vehicle is (often) moving directly towards each other, and thus the speed of the impact is much higher than if they were to make contact while moving in the same direction, or perpendicular to each other as in a t-bone crash.
Danger of Head-on Crashes
As mentioned above, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that “frontal impacts accounted for 56 percent of passenger vehicle occupant deaths in 2018. Side impacts accounted for another 23 percent of passenger vehicle occupant deaths.” This amounts to nearly 13,000 of the 23,000 passenger vehicle deaths reported on. Note that the total vehicle deaths in 2018 were nearly 40,000. The difference in these figures is because total vehicle deaths also include motorcycles, commercial vehicles, buses, coaches, or other vehicles that do not fit the definition of a passenger vehicle.
Determining Fault in a Head-on Collision
As with any car accident, it is important to determine who is at fault for the crash and if multiple people are at fault, to determine the amount that each is responsible. In the instance of a head-on crash, it may be as simple as identifying which side of the road the crash took place on, but in many instances, it can be more complicated than first meets the eye. In addition to the lane that the crash happened in, there will be additional information such as whether or not drivers were violating any traffic laws, if any citations were issued, or arrests made. Keep in mind that the insurance companies representing each driver will work aggressively to limit the fault that their client takes, which is why it is important that you work with a car accident lawyer in Jacksonville to build a strong case.
Why Choose Fasig | Brooks to Represent Your Head-on Accident in Jacksonville?
Once you have addressed all of your immediate medical needs and are able to focus on the next steps, finding the right attorney to take your case is extremely important. Many people will initiate a claim with the insurance company before hiring a personal injury attorney, but the sooner you find legal representation, the stronger your case will be from the moment you file your claim. While you are able to focus on getting your life back in order, you will have an experienced, aggressive, and dedicated attorney who is fighting to get you the settlement amount that you truly deserve.
The Fasig | Brooks team has received a range of awards and accolades for our work, but more importantly, or history of successful personal injury cases speaks for itself. We are committed to helping our clients get the money that they truly deserve after a head-on collision or any other type of personal injury in Jacksonville, and your case is no different. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we will be able to start building a comprehensive case for your situation and begin aggressively working towards resolving this frustrating and confusing period in your life so that you can focus on moving forward with confidence and financial security.
Contact a Jacksonville head-on collisions accident lawyer at (850) 222-3232 and get the skilled help you need.