If you or a member of your immediate family suffered severe injuries as a result of a head-on collision in Bradenton, Florida, you may be able to develop a case and hold the at-fault motorist responsible. A Bradenton head-on collisions lawyer from Distasio Law Firm can help you with this process, communicate with the insurance company, and navigate the legal channels on your behalf if we believe you qualify.
Contact Distasio Law Firm now to review the facts of your case with one of our car crash attorneys. These initial consultations are always free, and we will handle viable claims on a contingency fee basis. Call now to get started right away.
Head-On Collisions Often Cause Serious Injuries
Front-end traffic accidents involve the forces of two vehicles moving toward one another. As such, this type of collision can cause the occupants of the vehicles to endure significant forces and sustain serious injuries, especially when one or both cars are moving at high speed. Common injuries in a head-on collision include:
- Neck and back injuries.
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Head injuries.
- Traumatic brain injuries.
- Chest injuries.
- Internal injuries.
- Broken bones.
- Burns, scarring, and permanent disfigurement.
- Serious limb injuries.
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Head-on collisions always occur because one vehicle was traveling in a lane or direction they were not supposed to. This can occur when a driver:
- Crosses the centerline on a two-lane road.
- Goes the wrong way on a one-way street.
- Goes against the flow of traffic on a divided highway, interstate, or ramp.
- Crosses the median into the other direction of traffic.
To recover damages in a head-on collision case, you will need to invest significant time and financial resources—unless you partner with a attorney whose firm can do so on your behalf. If you work with Distasio Law Firm on your case, you can count on us to do just that. We will handle your case based on a contingency fee, meaning we will only get paid a percentage of the settlement you receive.
A diligent front-end collision lawyer in Bradenton could get to work on your case right away. You can reach a member of the team from Distasio Law Firm today for a complimentary case evaluation by calling now.
Let Distasio Law Firm Build a Case to Prove Negligence and Responsibility
A Bradenton head-on accident attorney from Distasio Law Firm will begin with a thorough investigation into your accident and the circumstances that led to the collision. Using the information we uncover, we can take steps toward seeking justice, including:
- Identifying the liability parties.
- Gathering evidence to prove negligence and responsibility.
- Compiling your medical records, working with experts, and taking additional steps to prove your injuries and losses.
- Meeting any applicable deadlines.
- Communicating with all involved parties.
Once we have a strong enough case against the at-fault motorist, we will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. This is the most common way we recover a settlement for our clients. We will have a strong understanding of the value of your losses and expenses related to your accident. If the insurer’s offer does not compensate you adequately, we will navigate the legal system to bring a lawsuit against their policyholder.
Recoverable Damages Available in a Bradenton Collision Case
When Distasio Law Firm seeks a payout for our clients, we first prove the financial losses they sustained and then put a fair value on their intangible damages. If serious injuries occurred, Florida law allows us to pursue compensation for current and estimated future damages. Some common examples include:
- Medical treatment and care costs and related expenses.
- Missed paychecks and lost benefits.
- Diminished earning ability.
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle.
- Any other property damages, such as broken glasses or lost smartphones.
- Out-of-pocket expenses.
- Pain and suffering.
For families or accident victims whose loved one passed away from their injuries, Florida Statute § 768.21 may apply. This statute allows a representative of the family or estate to pursue wrongful death damages on behalf of the deceased party’s surviving relatives.
Be Aware of the Statute of Limitations on Car Accident Cases in Florida
The statute of limitations on Florida car accident cases is set by Florida Statute § 95.11. All car accidents and other negligence cases generally have a deadline that extends two years from the date of the accident when someone is injured and two years when someone dies. This may seem like a long time, but Distasio Law Firm will need to navigate several steps before knowing if a lawsuit is necessary. This includes:
- Investigating your accident.
- Proving liability and gathering evidence to hold the at-fault driver accountable.
- Attempting to reach a settlement agreement with the at-fault driver’s insurer that will compensate you fairly.
If we cannot reach a just settlement through this approach, it may become necessary to file a lawsuit in your case. Still, we must ensure that there is plenty of time left on the clock in case we need it.
Work With a Bradenton Head-On Collision Attorney to Seek Justice in Your Accident Case
A Bradenton head-on collision lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to commit the resources and time necessary to hold the liable driver responsible in your head-on collision case. To find out if this may be possible in your case, speak with a member of our team today at no cost to you or your family.
Call now to discuss your case with one of our experienced legal professionals. Our initial consultations are free for all car accident victims, and we often handle this type of case based on contingency.