Head-on collisions in Fresno can cause severe and fatal injuries to the drivers and occupants of both vehicles. This type of car crash is one of the most dangerous vehicle accidents you can be involved in for several reasons. In many head-on collisions, occupants are crushed as the front of the vehicle crumples upon impact. In other cases, the occupants may be thrown from the vehicle.
Regardless of the cause for a head-on collision, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries if another driver caused the crash. Holding a negligent driver responsible for a head-on crash begins with determining the cause of the crash so that you can prove the other driver was responsible.
Common Causes of Head-On Collisions
When drivers obey traffic laws, they should not be on the wrong side of the road to cause a head-on accident. California traffic rules are designed to keep everyone safe, including ensuring drivers remain on their side of the road. If a driver is turning left, traffic laws dictate who has the right of way to avoid collisions.
Unfortunately, head-on collisions continue to happen on California roads. Therefore, what is causing the collisions to occur if drivers are following traffic rules?
In many cases, head-on crashes are caused by the negligence of one or more drivers involved in the crash. Common causes of head-on accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Drunk driving
- Ignoring road signs
- Fatigued driving
- Drugged driving
- Improper turns
- Speeding and reckless driving
In addition to driver negligence, there could be other factors that contribute to the cause of the accident. Poorly designed roads, missing road signs, defective auto parts, and weather can contribute to the cause of the crash. A Fresno head-on crash attorney determines the cause of the accident so that he can identify all parties who might have some liability for the accident victim’s damages. Identifying all liable parties increases the chance of receiving full compensation for damages.
What Can a Fresno Car Accident Attorney Do for You?
You may be wondering if you need to hire an attorney to file an accident claim. Head-on crashes often cause severe injuries that result in significant losses and damages. In some cases, it could be months or years before a victim reaches maximum medical improvement (MMI). During this time, it can be overwhelming and frustrating to deal with insurance adjusters who push to settle the case for an amount that may be much lower than the claim is worth.
A Fresno accident attorney can help you with your accident claim by:
- Conducting a thorough accident investigation to determine the cause of the crash;
- Identify the liable parties;
- Gather and preserve evidence needed to prove fault and damages;
- Communicating with the insurance company;
- Monitoring your medical treatment and work with your doctors to determine the point you reach MMI;
- Evaluating past and future damages and losses to determine the value of the claim;
- Negotiating with the insurance company for to settle the claim; and,
- Filing a lawsuit if necessary to pursue fair and full compensation.
Call a California Law Firm for a Free Consultation with an Attorney
If you have questions or you need help with an accident claim, contact Torem & Associates by calling (559) 500-5000 or 1-800-954-4444 or by using the contact form on our website. We offer free consultations so you can get the information you need about your accident claim.