If you were injured in head-on collision in South Florida, contacting an experienced personal injury attorney can help you get the maximum compensation you need to recover. Call 1-800 INJURED to get connected with an effective lawyer from our network today.
Head-On Collisions in South Florida
A head-on collision is a traffic accident where the front end of a car crashes into a stationary object or a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. These accidents are particularly dangerous since the maximum momentum and kinetic energy is concentrated into the impact of the collision. Therefore, even a relatively slow wreck where two cars are both driving at 25 mph can result in a tremendous impact equal to hitting a wall at 50 mph.
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Frontal car accidents can stem from a variety of reasons, but some of the most common causes include intoxicated driving and fatigue. Hazardous weather conditions, construction, and poor road conditions could also contribute to a driver losing control of the wheel and causing a head-on collision.
Compensation After an Accident
Regardless of the circumstances leading up to your accident, because of the relatively high speeds involved in head-on accidents, any frontal collision can lead to severe personal injuries and even death. Some of the most common injuries include head trauma, broken bones, neck injuries, cuts, burns, bruises, and scarring. Fractures in the ankles, knees, and pelvis are also common.
Getting the compensation you need after an accident is key to a successful recovery. Therefore, it is essential that you understand how to get financial relief for your accident damages after a crash.
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Since Florida is a no-fault state, you will have to file a claim with your auto insurance provider to recover payment for some of the damages associated with you frontal car accident. By law, you should have purchased full liability car insurance with a minimum of $10K in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. Your PIP benefits ensure that a portion of your medical bills and lost wages are to be covered by your car insurance regardless of which driver is liable for the crash.
However, if your head-on collision caused you permanent injury, or more than $10K in medical bills and lost wages, you might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver responsible for your damages. Depending on your case, compensation for your injuries could include payment for any accident related out-of-pocket expenses and money for intangible losses like your pain and suffering.
Benefits Of Hiring an Attorney
Any serious head-on collision, warrants the legal advice of an experienced car accident attorney. An experienced lawyer will be able to analyze your medical records and the evidence of your accident to assist you in getting a fair settlement with your insurance company or taking it to court if necessary. They will guide you through the legal processes and handle all of the paperwork so that all of your injuries are accounted for.
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Whether you are filing a claim with your insurance provider or a personal injury lawsuit in court, hiring an experienced attorney can help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Call us toll-free at 1-800 INJURED today to get connected with an experienced auto accident lawyer in Miami. We are an attorney and medical referral service that works with a network of lawyers dedicated to assisting clients to get the money they need to recover from an accident. Call us todayand get started on the brighter side of justice.