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Information Regarding Bucks County Head-On Collisions
A head-on collision occurs when the front of one vehicle crashes into the front of another vehicle. These types of accidents are extremely dangerous due to the cumulative speed of both vehicles colliding from opposite directions. Head-on collisions are considered to be the most dangerous since they frequently occur when both vehicles are moving at high speeds and there is usually not much time for a driver react or slow down.
These collisions can be especially catastrophic if a large weight differences exists between the two vehicles. For example, if a tractor trailer crashes head-on with a small motor vehicle, the passengers of the smaller vehicle will likely suffer severe and or fatal injuries. No matter what the conditions are surrounding your car accident, a knowledgable and experienced Bucks County, head-on collision lawyer at Kats, Jamison & Associates can help you.
Common Injuries Sustained In Head-On Collisions
– Back and neck injuries
– Broken or fractured bones
– Crushed limbs
– Damage to vital organs
– Head trauma
– Internal bleeding
– Nerve damage/loss of sensation
– Skull or facial fractures
– Spinal cord injury
– Traumatic brain injury
Even though some of these injuries could feel relatively minor, such as a concussion, others injuries may be devastating and could leave victims of head-on car accidents with permanent disabilities. Victims of head-on collisions typically require emergency trauma treatment and hospitalization following such a sever car accident. In some cases, emergency surgery is required which can then lead to visits to specialists, the need for medical equipment, and physically therapy in order to recover for the sustained injuries. This can even mean needed long-term home care if a victim of a head-on collision becomes disabled. Furthermore, injured victims of head-on accidents may lose wages by not be able to work for extended periods of time. Lost financial potential could mean that victims and their families experience unnecessary hardship.
Negligent Causes Of Head-On Collisions
– Distracted driving
– Drag racing
– Drifting across a double yellow line
– Driving the wrong way
– Fatigued driving
– Impaired driving
– Improper passing
– Potholes or other dangerous road hazards
– Speeding too fast around a curve
– Tire blowouts or other defective auto parts
As these examples illustrate, negligence can be not only in part of another driver, but it could in part of a local government, an automobile part manufacturer, and any other party who contributed to the cause of the accident. Typically, these car accidents need deep investigative resources in order to clearly identify negligence. This may include conducting witness interviews, reconstructing accidents, and the collection of forensic evidence. With over 33 years of experience, our Law Firm has access to many resources needed in order to prove that your head-on collision is the result of negligence of another party.
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Please be advised regarding the statue of limitations in Pennsylvania. Victims of personal injury accidents only have two years from the accident date to file a personal injury claim. After two years has expired, your case will likely be dismissed and you will not be able to recover the damages you incurred. It often takes a significant amount of time to properly prepare for filing a personal injury lawsuit. For this reason, it is important to never wait to speak with an attorney regarding your car accident. Please do not delay in calling 215-596-9001 to discuss your case with Kats, Jamison & Associates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to pay to speak with an attorney?
Philly Lawyers offers free case reviews so that you can better understand your legal options. This means you pay nothing for your first consultation. Additionally, Kats, Jamison & Associates works on a contingency fee basis meaning that if you do choose to hire us, you pay us nothing unless and until we win your case.
What should I do immediately after I’ve been involved in a car accident?
Call the police and make sure an ambulance is sent as soon as possible. Make sure everyone involved in the accident is conscious and responsive. Stay at the scene even if the accident isn’t serious, the police should be called regardless and a police report should be filed. It is important when speaking to the police that you stick to the facts, do not speculate, and most importantly do not admit any fault. Make sure you take as many pictures as you can with your cell phone. Also, we suggest taking a picture of the other person’s license plate, their drivers license, and insurance information. The pictures should document any damage that is caused by both vehicles. Seek medical attention as soon as possible if injured, even if you do not feel any pain, you may be in a state of shock and could experience medical issues later on.
What should I do before leaving the scene of an accident?
After a car accident, it is important to collect as much information as possible. Document the names, addresses, license plates of any other vehicle involved in the accident. Either document the weather conditions at the time of the accident or take pictures of the scene surrounding the accident. If you believe that road maintenance or lack thereof was a factor in the accident – it is important to document this as well. After your immediate medical injuries have been taken into account, it is then time to speak with a lawyer immediately. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the more time you will have to successfully prepare a personal injury case. The team at Kats, Jamison & Associates will analyze your car/motorcycle accident and determine whether or not you have a claim. Through this process we will make sure to protect your rights and guard you from predatory insurance company practices.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case regarding a car accident?
If you are experiencing pain, injury, or financial damages as a result of someone else’s negligence. You may have a personal injury case. If the other driver was at fault or failed to follow the legal rules of the road – our car accident attorneys may be able to prove that the other party is liable for those damages. For example, if you were rear-ended in a car accident, typically the other driver is responsible for that accident and the insurance company could be liable for any damages
What should I expect the first few days following a car accident?
Within the first few days, you will receive communications from both your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. You may be contacted by your health insurance company, doctors, and even attorneys. The other driver’s insurance company may request that you sign medical authorizations so they can retrieve your medical records. Before you speak to any of these people or sign any documents, it is important that you seek legal counsel.
How do I pay for medical expenses while my case is pending?
You may have a difficult time paying for your medical expenses, even if you have health insurance. Make sure to bill any treatment as you normally would through your healthcare provider. Additionally, you may have medical payment coverage under your car insurance plan. This could be used to cover your co-pays and other medical expenses that your health insurance company may not cover initially.
What type of compensation should I expect to receive for my car accident case?
This is a difficult question to answer because it depends on many factors. If we are successful in proving that the other party is liable for your injuries and damages, you could be compensated for medical bills and any other hospital costs, lost wages, costs of rehabilitation and physical therapy, disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering, wrongful death, including loss of financial support and any other out of pocket expense that was related to your accident.
How long will it take to complete my case?
Depending on the severity of your injuries and the length of time you need to heal from your injuries will determine the length of your claim. We also have to factor in the willingness of the other party to settle as they make their initial offer. If unreasonable offers are made, your claim may proceed to trial, which will increase the length of your claim.
What are the fees for representing me in a car accident case?
At Kats, Jamison & Associates all personal injury accident cases are handled on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that we will never charge you upfront for any cost and we will advance all costs and expenses. You will not have to reimburse our Firm for any costs unless we are successful. You will pay absolutely nothing for lawyers’ fees unless we win a monetary sum in your case.