Miami Head-On Collisions
When you get into your car, the last thing on your mind is the risk of collision. But the reality is that each and every time you get into a vehicle, there is a chance you’ll get into an accident. Here in Miami, there’s so much to do and see – and most people drive cars to get where they need to go. On top of this, Miami is a hotspot for tourists, many of whom are not familiar with the roads, adding to the hazards you face daily.
At the Miami car accident law firm of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we have a proud history of providing accident victims with assertive representation designed to ensure maximum recovery. We take a comprehensive approach to every case we handle, starting with a thorough investigation. From there, we review all possible theories of liability before reaching out to the other driver’s insurance company in hopes of securing a fair settlement. Of course, as veteran trial lawyers, we’re always prepared to take our clients’ cases to trial if the insurance company isn’t willing to offer a fair settlement. To learn more, give one of our Miami head-on collision attorneys a call to schedule a free consultation.Causes of Head-On Collisions in Miami
Head-on collisions are perhaps the worst type of motor vehicle accident. This is because the force of two cars colliding head-first, bumper-to-bumper, is roughly twice what it is in other types of motor vehicle accidents. Not surprisingly, given the dangers of head-on crashes, they are more likely to result in severe injuries or death.
Head-on collisions can be the result of a variety of factors, including:
- Distracted driving, such as texting or talking on a cell phone while driving;
- Exercising poor judgment when passing;
- Taking a corner too fast;
- Drowsy driving or falling asleep at the wheel
- Failing to follow road signs or traffic signals;
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Failure to drive at a safe speed, given the weather conditions;
- Tire blow-outs or other equipment failures;
- Confusing traffic patterns; and
- Debris, animals, or other hazards on the road.
Although these accidents can occur anywhere, the most common place for head-on collisions is at an intersection. Typically, head-on collisions happen when a car runs a red light, leaves its lane and crosses a double yellow line or a median or when a driver is going the wrong way on a one-way street or on the highway.
Common Injuries in Miami Head-On Collisions
While every accident is unique, and the seriousness of a victim’s injuries will depend on a variety of factors, some common head-on collision injuries include:
- Brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
Head-on 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, and 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.Has Your Family Suffered Through the Aftermath of a Head-On Collision?
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 faithfully pursue maximum compensation for you at trial. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Miami head-on collision attorneys, call us toll-free at 877-448-8585. You can also contact us online. To best serve clients throughout South Florida, we have office locations in Miami, Homestead and Naples. Whether you speak English, Spanish or Creole, you will be able to communicate with all of our attorneys and staff.