Without question, head-on collisions are often terrible, and frequently tragic, accidents – and this only stands to reason. The damage caused instantly when two vehicles collide with one another while moving at high speeds can be tremendous – to the vehicle, but much more importantly, to those inside of it. If you have been involved in a head-on collision, you may feel as if your whole life suddenly turned upside down in an instant. That feeling is completely understandable, and probably not far from the truth in many ways.
Following an accident like this, you may find yourself severely injured – perhaps temporarily, or perhaps for the long term. You may be unable to return to your job, and uncertain as to what you’ll do for income. You may have mounting medical bills, and feel unsure as to how you’ll pay them. You may be unable to enjoy your normal activities and live your day-to-day life as you want to.
In these circumstances, you want to know who you can turn to, and what steps you can take to pursue the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on your recovery and on rebuilding your life without the added burden of financial stress. If this sounds familiar, you have arrived at the right place. At Clauson Law, our car accident attorneys are here to help people just like you who through no fault of their own, find themselves in a very difficult and overwhelming situation.
In North Carolina, the law provides the opportunity for victims to seek compensation when they have been injured in a head-on collision caused by the negligent behavior of another driver. It is important to note, however, that North Carolina is a “contributory negligence” state, which means that if a plaintiff is found to have contributed to the accident in some way, they may not be able to recover compensation at all.
As a result, it is particularly important to retain an attorney who understands the law, and how to make the best case on your behalf, and to contact that attorney as soon as possible after the accident. It is always a wise decision, following an accident of this nature, to have someone on your side conducting an investigation – and not simply to leave it up to the insurance company or attorney for the other driver. At Clauson Law, our North Carolina car accident lawyers can investigate the circumstances of the crash to help determine what occurred and who was at fault.
The truth of the matter is that in many cases, head-on collisions are the result of negligence on the part of one driver. The essence of a case is proving that the negligent driver caused the accident at issue, and was responsible for the injuries that occurred.
Some of the most common examples of negligence behaviors which end up causing head-on collisions include:
If you are the victim of a head-on collision caused by one of these negligent behaviors for which you were not at fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries – and you owe it to yourself to find out. At Clauson Law, we can help you to make that decision, and advise you as to what types of compensation you might be entitled to.
Every collision is slightly different. Depending on the circumstances involved and the extent of your injuries, different types and amounts of damages may be available. Some of the types of damages which are frequently provided victims of head-on collisions include:
At Clauson Law, we understand that hiring a head-on collision attorney to handle your case is an important decision – perhaps the single most important decision you can make in terms of positively influencing its outcome. You want knowledge, skill, and experience on your side – and at Clauson Law, we offer all three. We understand the often-complicated law that can apply to car accident claims, and we understand the best strategies to pursue on your behalf as you seek the compensation you deserve in your case.
We would welcome the opportunity to listen to your story and to learn how we might be able to help you, just as we have helped countless other clients toward a better, brighter new chapter after a collision that turned their world upside down. Call us today. We look forward to helping you soon.
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