Miami Head-On Collisions
When we get into our cars, the last thing on our mind is the risk of collision. But the reality is that each and every time we get into a vehicle, we risk being involved in an accident. However, you can’t live your life avoiding cars and other means of transportation. Here in Miami, there’s so much to do and see – and most people drive cars to and fro. And, let’s be honest, there are a LOT of tourists here who don’t exactly know where they’re going at all times, and can get frazzled when they are lost and are not using the best of judgment when driving.
Perhaps the worst type of motor vehicle accident is a head-on collision. This is because the force of two cars colliding head-first, bumper-to-bumper, is doubled and more impactful than other crashes. Head-on collisions are more dangerous than other motor vehicle accidents, and usually result in more severe injuries as well as death.
Head-on collisions are caused by a variety of reasons, including:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on a cell phone
- Poor judgment when passing
- Turing a corner at a fast speed
- Surfing the internet on a mobile device
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Failing to follow road signs, traffic signals
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Unsafe driving during inclement weather
- Tire blow-outs
- Construction or altered traffic patterns
- Losing control of a vehicle
- Debris, animals or other obstacles in the road
Although these accidents can occur anywhere, the most common place for head-on collisions is at an intersection, typically when a car runs a red light or leaves its lane and crosses a double yellow line or a median, or if the driver is going the wrong way on a one-way street. These types of collisions can have devastating, life-changing consequences for not only those involved, but for their loved ones, as well. In addition to suffering serious injuries, victims of head-on collisions may face financial hardships. A head-on collision can result in lost wages from missed time at work, exorbitant medical bills, physical and emotional pain. If you or a loved one has been involved in a head-on collision due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Common head-on collision injuries include:
- Brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, we highly recommend contacting an attorney immediately. The lawyers at Friedman, Rodman & Frank can preserve your legal rights and help you get full compensation for damages. Our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys, along with a strong support staff, have the legal expertise and investigative know-how to build substantive medical malpractice cases in Miami. We have been helping injured clients for more than three decades, winning millions of dollars in negotiated settlements and verdicts at jury trials. We can help you, too.
If a negligent driver has harmed you or caused the death of someone you love, you may be eligible for compensation including lost wages, medical expenses, mental pain and suffering, living expenses, physical therapy sessions, and other expenses. We have a team of skilled personal injury trial lawyers who are prepared to aggressively pursue maximum compensation for you at trial. To schedule a free consultation with one of our head-on collision attorneys, call 305-448-8585 or contact us toll free at 877-448-8585. You may also contact us online. To best serve clients throughout South Florida, we have office locations here in Miami, in Homestead and in Naples. Whether you speak English, Spanish or Creole, you will be able to communicate with all of our attorneys and staff.