Head On Collision Compensation Claim
When you have been hit head on, here is the information you need to know.
Even if you are an exceptional driver, you can be the victim of a collision due to the simple fact that not everyone is as cautious and as defensive of a driver as you are. Every year there are several vehicle collisions, many of which are head on collisions. Where any collision poses a danger to the driver and the passengers, a head on collision maximizes the potential for injury. If you have been in a head on collision you may have grounds for a compensation claim.
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To file a head on collision claim, you must have been in a head on collision. This means that the two vehicles were involved in a collision where they were facing each other directly. If you were involved in an accident where you were rear-ended or hit from the side you will need to file a different type of compensation claim (please contact us to see which option is best for you). However, if you have been involved in an accident where two vehicles have collided head on then you can file a claim.
Those which have been in a head on collision need to identify if they were the liable party. If you find that the liability was due to the other party then the claim can be filed. As you are seeking compensation there must be some form of injury or loss (physically, emotionally, or financially) caused by the collision.
As head on collisions are rare, there is probably ground for a claim if you have been involved in such an accident. Typically, the negligence falls on one party not paying attention to the road or to the traffic signs. However, there are many factors. If you were not the responsible party, you may have grounds for a claim if negligence is present.
If you have sustained prolonged injuries from a head on collision you may have grounds for a claim, especially if these injuries have been documented by a doctor, nurse, medical staff, or a practitioner. Even if such injuries have not yet been documented, you may have grounds for a claim depending on a medical diagnosis.
If you have been in an accident as the result of a DUI or other highly illegal driving impairment which caused the head on collision, you should have grounds for a claim. Those whose vehicles have been totalled as a result of a head on collision may have grounds for a claim to receive compensation for the lost vehicle.
Individuals which have had to undergo physical therapy have had to have extensive surgery (such as metal plates and pins), extended prescriptions, counselling, and/or extended hospitalization may have grounds for a claim. Any individual which has been paralysed as the result of the negligence of another driver in a head on collision definitively has grounds for a claim.
Any individual who has had a spouse or a child fatality as the result of the negligence of another in a head on collision definitively has grounds for a claim.
Compensation claims are based upon the time in which you file the claim in relationship to the time of the accident. The longer you wait to file the less likely you will be to receive compensation. Head on Collisions usually have a 3 year limit on filing the claim. This does give you a little time to get the medical diagnosis you need for your injuries. However, you should not wait. Compensation is dependent upon a whether or not the injury sustained is acute or critical, who was liable, and the grossness of the negligence which caused the collision. Our team will work with you to file the proper documentation needed for your claim in the proper time.
As head on collisions typically cause the cars to “bounce” back, it is sometimes unlikely that a liable party can be found for the collision. In such cases you will need to have an expert diagnosis of the accident to determine the liable party. Any documentation that you have regarding the accident will be taken into consideration when performing such an analysis.
Head on Collisions can cause tremendous damage and pain and we sympathize with your injuries. If you or a loved one have been involved in a head on collision and would like to have the legal consultation of a professional team, please contact us. Our team of professionals will work one-on-one with you to evaluate your case and present you with the options to help you get the compensation you deserve.