If you or a family member suffered injuries in a front-end accident in St. Petersburg, Florida, you may have the right to take action against the careless or reckless driver who caused your accident.
A St. Petersburg head-on collision lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to collect evidence to support your case and hold the at-fault motorist accountable for the injuries, financial losses, and other damages they caused.
To learn more about your rights, your legal options based on the facts of your case, your next steps, and how we can help, reach out to a skilled motor vehicle collision attorney at Distasio Law Firm today. You can call for a free case review with a member of our team.
Head-On Collisions Can Cause Serious Injuries
Any car accident can cause serious, life-threatening and life-changing injuries, but head-on collisions are particularly dangerous because of the strength of the forces the body may endure, especially at highway speeds. This type of accident may cause injuries that include:
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burns, scarring, and disfigurement
- Serious limb injuries and loss of limbs
- Other significant injuries
Depending on the nature and severity of the injuries sustained, recovery could take a few weeks to several months. Some people never fully recover. If another driver caused your accident, you may be entitled to the costs of your medical treatment, and more, in a personal injury lawsuit.
Tragically, some head-on collisions are fatal. If your family member passed away as a result of a head-on collision in St. Petersburg, you may qualify to recover wrongful death damages under Florida Statute § 768.21.
Distasio Law Firm also assists St. Petersburg families with wrongful death lawsuits. To learn more, call a compassionate front-end crash attorney in St. Petersburg now.
Let Us Do the Legal Work While You Focus on Healing
If you want to hold the at-fault driver who caused your St. Petersburg car accident accountable for your injuries, suffering, bills, and losses, our dedicated lawyers want to help.
If a St. Petersburg head-on crash lawyer from Distasio Law Firm believes you have a case that will support a civil suit, we can go to work on proving negligence and liability when we represent you.
We handle personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you and your family will not need to pay anything out of pocket for our services. You can focus on getting better, and we will take care of the rest. We only get paid if we reach an insurance settlement or otherwise hold the at-fault driver responsible for your damages.
Let a skilled legal professional review your St. Petersburg front-end accident case today. Call Distasio Law Firm now for a free consultation.
Damages Available When We Hold the At-Fault Motorist Liable
When we pursue a case against a motorist who caused a St. Petersburg head-on wreck, the goal of that case is to hold the negligent driver responsible for the damages they caused. These damages can include your injuries, expenses, and a wide range of losses. While damages can differ dramatically from case to case, some of the more common recoverable damages may include:
- Medical care costs, including both current and future expenses related to the accident
- Lost pay caused by time away from work
- Reduced earning ability because of permanent injuries
- Repair or replacement of the damaged vehicle
- Rental car costs
- Relevant out-of-pocket expenses
- Other economic losses
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic losses
The recoverable damages differ in a wrongful death case. If we pursue this type of compensation for you based on your loved one’s head-on collision death, we can explain the types of damages available and how they may be distributed based on the facts of your case.
A Statute of Limitations Applies in Florida Car Accident Cases
Florida Statute § 95.11 gives most accident victims a two-year statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit based on negligence. For wrongful death lawsuits, the statute of limitations is generally two years, although certain circumstances could alter this deadline.
If you fail to take legal action in your case before the statute of limitations expires, it could prevent you from recovering compensation via a lawsuit, even if you have strong evidence of the responsible party’s liability.
Distasio Law Firm can discuss what specific deadlines pertain to your case when you call us for a consultation. The sooner we review your case and determine that you qualify to take legal action, the sooner we can get to work.
Call a St. Petersburg Head-On Collision Attorney to Get Started
When you enlist the help of our team in your car accident case, you will work directly with a St. Petersburg head-on collision lawyer from Distasio Law Firm. We believe accident victims deserve an attorney who knows their name, the facts of their case, and their current challenges in their legal case and in everyday life.
When possible, we can build a case to prove the other driver caused your head-on collision and Distasio Law Firm can hold them accountable.
Reach out to us today. We are ready to discuss your case and see if we can help. Because we offer representation on a contingency-fee basis, no up-front payments are required for us to begin working for you.