A car accident can put the brakes on both your personal and professional life, and lead to long-term, even permanent changes in your ability to work and enjoy your life. When the accident or incident that caused your injuries was caused by the negligence of someone or something else, you are entitled to compensation. Your compensation should cover all the costs associated with your injuries in both the short- and long-term.
While it is possible to collect damages on your own, it requires that you collect proof of your present and future damages and related costs by consulting with experts, then drafting a claim that plugs this evidence into your demand. Working with a Georgia head-on accident attorney is your best bet to accurately measure then collect the full damages that you are entitled to.
For a free case review and to learn about options on your head-on collision, connect with a Georgia rollover accident lawyer from Merritt & Merritt Law Firm, and read on to learn more.
If you or a loved one has experienced an injury or a fatal head-on collision, you will look to your insurance for coverage if you were the cause of the accident. However, when another party caused the accident that leads to an injury or fatality, that party will be responsible for the costs and damages experienced by any person injured in the accident.
Your attorney will gather evidence about the crash and the activities of the other drivers involved to determine whether another party’s negligence caused the accident, making them liable for your damages. The experienced Georgia head-on collision attorneys from Merritt & Merritt Law Firm will carefully review the evidence to determine if you have a claim by considering whether the other drivers engaged in any of the following and more.
One of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes and fatalities today is distracted driving. Distracted driving happens anytime a driver is:
If a driver was distracted when they hit you head-on, they and their insurance company will be liable for the costs and damages associated with your injuries and any property damage in the accident.
Drivers must be capable of reacting to changes in road conditions, to other drivers, and to make quick decisions on the road that can avoid accidents or make them far worse. The US Department of Transportation states quite simply that “Drowsy driving kills”. In 2020, some 633 motorists were killed as a result of drowsy-driving-related crashes.
Commercial truck drivers have a higher level of responsibility on the road given the greater weight and operating height of their vehicles. To ensure that truck drivers are not driving unsafe by being drowsy, their employers are required to provide their drivers ample time between shifts to be adequately rested. Even with enough time off, there is no telling whether the truck driver slept enough to drive safely.
Through the use of legal instruments like requests for production, depositions, and interrogatories, your Georgia head-on collision attorney will determine whether the other driver was at fault because of drowsy driving.
When drivers are trying to pass other cars by crossing into the opposing lane, head-on collisions can and do happen. Failure to stay within lanes, aggressive lane changes, illegal passing, and other similarly reckless behaviors on the road are known as aggressive driving. The Insurance Information Institute notes that one of the leading causes of car accidents today is aggressive driving.
Determining when aggressive driving was the cause for your head-on collision requires a careful assessment of the facts and circumstances of your accident, and what actions on behalf of the other driver led up to the accident.
If you’ve been injured in a head-on collision, working with a Georgia head-on accident attorney will take the stress of the claims process out of your mind and your daily life. Generally, you’ll be collecting your damages from the insurance company of the party responsible for the accident, and they have full-time teams of attorneys and claim analysts working to deny or reduce your claim however possible.
Working with an attorney provides you support and ensures that you collect what you deserve. We will step into your shoes, and handle the entire claims process, including:
Your initial consultation is risk-free and cost-free, so do not hesitate to connect with Merritt & Merritt Law Firm to discuss your options.
After you have received emergency medical attention following the accident, it is time to reach out to a local Georgia head-on accident attorney. We will review your case, and if it is one we can take, the sooner you contact us the better we can build a strong case that supports maximum payment of your damages.
For a free consultation to see if we can help on your case, connect with Merritt & Merritt Law Firm by calling 1-800-738-WE-WIN (93946), or visit our site to schedule a consultation.