Tampa Head-on Collision Lawyer
Many car accidents are little more than an inconvenience that result in no serious injuries. Head-on collisions are different. When the fronts of two vehicles collide, the consequences are often catastrophic if not deadly. And the victims are often left scrambling to rebuild their lives while dealing with permanent injuries.
Most head-on collisions are not inevitable. Rather, they are the result of negligence on the part of at least one of the drivers involved. An experienced Tampa head-on collision lawyer can help you sort out liability for an accident and represent you in demanding compensation. At Florin Gray, we represent clients throughout Hillsborough County in seeking damages for their medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, among other losses. We can conduct a full investigation into how your accident happened and help ensure that the responsible parties are held legally accountable.
The Reasons Why Head-on Collisions Happen
Head-on collisions are less common than other kinds of car accidents. One reason for this is that a head-on collision usually means that one driver is traveling on the wrong side of the road and hits a vehicle that is driving on the correct side. It might seem inconceivable that anyone would intentionally drive their own vehicle into oncoming traffic. Yet it can happen for a number of reasons:
- Distraction. Too many Tampa-area drivers are looking at their phones or focused on something other than keeping their eyes on the road. Any distraction can lead a driver to “drift” into the oncoming lane.
- Fatigue. Head-on collisions often happen at night when people are tired and there is reduced visibility due to a lack of daylight. Oftentimes, a fatigued driver will drift into the oncoming lane without even realizing their mistake until it is too late.
- Weather. Just as driving at night reduces visibility, poor weather conditions–especially Florida’s notorious rainstorms–can quickly reduce visibility to the point where a driver can enter the wrong lane.
- Alcohol and drugs. A drunk or drugged driver is a dangerous driver. Even a couple of drinks may impair a driver to the point where they are unable to stay on the right side of the road.
- Ignoring traffic signs. Head-on collisions may occur on narrow or one-way streets when a driver simply fails to take notice of traffic signs or signals and proceeds without looking for any oncoming traffic.
- Overtaking another vehicle. Drivers who are too quick to pass a vehicle on their side of the street may, without realizing it, drift too far into the opposite lane and cause a head-on collision.
Don’t Delay, Contact Florin Gray
It is critical to seek medical attention following a head-on collision. Many accident victims sustain serious injuries, including brain and internal organ damage, which need to be promptly diagnosed and treated. Even if you are able to walk away from a head-on collision you may still suffer serious health effects in the hours and days that follow.
You should also speak with a qualified Tampa head-on collisions lawyer as soon as possible. The team at Florin Gray can review the circumstances surrounding your accident and advise you on filing a potential insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.