A head-on crash is one of the most serious types of auto collisions because the impact can cause serious physical injuries and property damage. Normally in this situation, a person injured in a head-on collision can sue for compensation if the other driver was negligent.
Negligence is the failure to use care an ordinary person would under the similar or same circumstances. A plaintiff proves a driver is negligent using elements of:
Yes. The defendant may have defenses available to them that they can use to reduce or eliminate a plaintiff’s award. For example, the defendant can claim the plaintiff suffered no injury because of the head-on accident. Other car accident defenses include:
Both of these defenses look at the plaintiff’s actions immediately preceding and during the accident.
Laws government a head-on accident vary by state. If you have been involved in an auto accident, hire a qualified personal injury lawyer to assist you with the legal process of pursuing compensation for your accident-related injuries.
Last Modified: 05-07-2018 06:23 PM PDTLaw Library Disclaimer
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