3 Ways to Help Determine Fault in a Head-on Collision

January 9, 2024

3 Ways to Help Determine Fault in a Head-on Collision

A head-on collision car accident

While all motor vehicle accidents are, in simple terms, a vehicle or vehicles hitting each other, there are different types of accidents, including a head-on collision.

A head-on collision occurs when two cars crash into one another from the front-end of each vehicle. According to the National Safety Council, about 28 percent of all car crash accident deaths were the result of a head-on collision.  

A head-on collision can be a difficult accident to prove fault. Think about a rear-end, where the at-fault party is generally more simple to demonstrate liability for since the car from behind is usually the one who started the accident. 

One way to help determine fault in a head-on collision is to decide road placement. If an oncoming car was on the wrong side of the road, they would be liable for the accident. 

Why would someone be on the wrong side of the road? The National Traffic Safety Board reports that almost half of all wrong-way accidents are caused by a drunk driver

Another reason could be because of a multi-vehicle accident. A car can get hit on one side of the road and the impact forces it onto the other side, sending the automobile head on with another vehicle.

Regardless of how it occurred, there are measures you can take to help prove fault in a head-on collision.

  • Take photos and videos at the scene – if another vehicle drives onto the wrong side of the road, having visual proof can help your claim. Use your phone to capture photos and videos of the accident. Be sure to capture images of not only your vehicle, but the other one as well.
  • Talk to witnesses – if anyone nearby saw what happened, speak with them about the accident. You can get a written statement, or ask them if it’s OK to record a video statement on your phone of them recounting what they witnessed.
  • File a police report – this can be further evidence, since the document will have information about the accident. Sometimes, it may even state that one driver specifically was at fault.

Photos can help as evidence in a head-on collision

A head-on collision can often lead to very serious injuries such as:

  • Whiplash due to a sudden head jerk
  • Traumatic brain injuries after banging your head, like a concussion
  • Neck pain or injuries
  • Back pain or injuries
  • Chest pain or injuries
  • Broken or fractured ribs
  • Leg, foot or ankle injuries, like broken bones
  • Internal injuries like bleeding or damage to critical organs
  • Wrongful death

If you find yourself in an uphill battle with insurance companies after a head-on collision, contact the Los Angeles car accident lawyers at C&B Law Group.  Our team is willing to go the distance to help those who were injured in a head-on collision due to someone else’s negligence. 

The lawyers at C&B Law Group will help you build a claim, using all available resources as documentation of an accident and injury. We will have your back throughout the case, with a primary objective of getting you the maximum compensation possible following your accident.

It’s a rarity to see another insurance company actually help you after a crash. Their main goal is the opposite of ours, and they will push and shove to see you receive the smallest compensation available.

In an accident like a head-on collision, an insurance company may try to pass the blame onto you, even if evidence shows otherwise. 

You deserve better. Our team will work to help you recover damages that may include:

  • Medical bills 
  • Lost wages 
  • Pain and Suffering

A head-on collision can be one of the most debilitating and terrifying car accidents. Don’t go through the recovery process by yourself. With over six years of experience, we will fight for your right to fair compensation. 

Reach out to our team today to learn more about your free consultation.

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