Personal Injury Lawyers,
Jacksonville, FL

Head-On Collisions

We have been helping victims of car accidents since 1974

Car accidents are never easy to deal with, especially when that accident is a head-on collision. This type of accident usually occurs when one driver crosses the median, straight into the path of oncoming traffic. In other situations, a driver not obeying the rules of the road might speed through traffic stops and red lights, veering into another vehicle. Most happen on undivided two-lane roads or bridges, especially at night when visibility is much lower and lines in the road are harder to see. Some areas don't keep up with their road maintenance, which again can make a head-on crash more likely.

No matter what the act of neglect was, you deserve compensation for your losses. You may be injured, unable to return to work for an indeterminate amount of time. You may have lost your vehicle as well, leaving you without reliable and consistent transportation to and from work, or medical appointments. Whether an accident has occurred on the busy I-95, a rural road, or the famously crowded Interstate 4, Pajcic & Pajcic can help.

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Common causes of head-on collisions

While we cannot predict when and where an accident will happen, we can find out what neglectful behavior contributes to it. A head-on collision occurs when two cars traveling in opposite directions crash into each other. Accounting for close to 10% of automobile fatalities, head-on crashes usually occur at higher speeds, and thus are often fatal. More likely than not, these crashes occur due to:

When driving, it is important to pay attention to your own driving behaviors. The challenge arises when you have to look out for the behavior of others as well. There are many irresponsible drivers on our roadways, with little to no regard for the law or others' safety on their minds.

Common injuries from a head-on collision

If not fatal, the injuries caused by a head-on collision can be devastating, and even life-altering. Broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and internal bleeding are just some of the complications that can follow. Seatbelts are designed to keep you as safe as possible. However, the force at which a driver or passenger is thrown around inside a vehicle can still cause serious injuries. Other injuries can include:

Remember, even if you feel "fine" after an accident, you should always see a doctor. If emergency services are offered at the scene of the accident, take advantage of them. You will not only receive immediate care that could predict or prevent an underlying life-threatening injury (some of which can go undetected for weeks), but you will have documented medical care for your injuries that will only strengthen your claim.

Do I need an attorney?

In Florida, liability can be hard to determine. Insurance companies will fight against taking responsibility for a driver's negligence, and the amount of fault assigned to each party can be a topic of heavy debate. Florida uses comparative negligence as its system for determining liability in a case involving negligence. This means that each party is responsible for their assigned portion of fault. These cases can be tricky to handle. Thankfully, we have dealt with many of them, including a $1.4 million recovery among others. We know what compensation you need, and we know how to fight for it.

Numerous troubling scenarios can arise in this system of assignment, however. Uninsured motorists and insurance companies that pitch a lowball settlement offer are just two of the many problems that an accident victim can face. A skilled attorney can help. Contact us for a free case evaluation today.

Pajcic & Pajcic
1 Independent Dr Suite 1900
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Local: 904-358-8881

Fax: 904-354-1180