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Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions are some of the most dangerous types of vehicle accidents, often resulting in severe injuries or fatalities. If you have been involved in a head-on collision caused by another driver’s negligence, it’s essential to understand your rights and options for seeking compensation.

As dedicated Arizona head-on collision attorneys, we are committed to helping victims navigate the legal challenges that follow such a devastating event. Contact Hastings & Hastings to schedule a free consultation today.

Head-On Collisions

Steps to Take Immediately After a Head-On Collision

Following a head-on collision, timely actions are critical for your safety and subsequent legal claims. Here’s what to do immediately after such an accident:

Ensure Safety: Check yourself and others for injuries and move to safety if you’re able to. If you can’t move your car, make sure you get yourself somewhere out of harm’s way.

Call 911: Report the accident to authorities even if there don’t appear to be serious injuries; they will dispatch medical help and police. An accident report will be created, which is important for any insurance or legal claims.

Exchange Information: If possible to do without risking further injury, exchange names, insurance information, and contact details with involved drivers.

Gather Evidence: Take photos of the scene from various angles showing car positions, traffic, road conditions, and visible damage to all vehicles involved, ensuring you capture any relevant road signs or signals.

Seek Medical Attention: Even if injuries seem minor at first, see a doctor. Some symptoms might not be noticeable right away because of shock, adrenaline, or delayed onset.  

Consult an Attorney: As soon as you are able, seek legal representation. A head-on collision attorney can help protect your rights and advise you on how to pursue compensation for any damages or injuries suffered.

If you need help, Hastings & Hastings is here for you.

Recoverable Compensation in an Arizona Head-on Collision Accident

If you’ve been injured in a head-on collision accident in Arizona, understanding what compensation you might be entitled to is important. An attorney can work with you to seek recovery for the following:

Medical Expenses: You can recover the costs of hospital stays, surgery, medications, physical therapy, and any required future medical treatments.

Lost Wages: Compensation may include wages lost during your recovery period as well as loss of earning capacity if the injury affects your ability to work long-term.

Property Damage: You may be entitled to compensation for any damaged property, like your vehicle or other items that were in the car or on your person. 

Pain and Suffering: These damages address the physical discomfort and emotional distress stemming from the accident.

Punitive Damages: In cases where the defendant’s actions were particularly reckless or egregious, the court may award punitive damages as a way to punish them and prevent such behavior in the future.

It can be challenging to determine the exact damages and the amount you’re entitled to on your own. Reach out to Hastings & Hastings so we can help you navigate this complicated process.

How an Attorney Can Help You With a Head-On Collisions Case

The complexities of a head-on collision case require knowledgeable legal guidance. Here’s how an attorney can help you navigate this type of situation:

Evidence Gathering: Lawyers collect evidence, such as traffic camera footage and witness statements to support your claim.

Expert Collaboration: Attorneys often work with accident reconstructionists and medical experts who can provide compelling testimony regarding the cause and impact of the crash.

Settlement Negotiation: Attorneys handle all negotiations with insurance companies to seek a settlement that accurately reflects the extent of your damages from the head-on collision.

An attorney often plays a large part in guiding you through any difficulties that arise during your claim. Contact Hastings & Hastings to schedule a free consultation.

Contact Hastings & Hastings To Schedule a Free Consultation

If you’re facing the aftermath of a head-on collision and need guidance on your next steps, contact Hastings & Hastings today to schedule a free consultation. Our knowledgeable team is ready to listen to your story, inform you of your rights, and assist in pursuing the compensation and justice you deserve.