Head-On Collision Lawyer in NYC
If you were severely injured in a head-on collision that another motorist caused, you deserve compensation for your harm. Our experienced NYC head-on collision attorneys from The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., can help you to demand accountability and justice.
We have advocated for the rights of clients injured by the carelessness of others for more than four decades. We have recovered more than half a billion dollars on behalf of our clients over that span. Let us put our experience and skill to work for you. Contact us today for a free consultation with a New York City head-on collision lawyer.
Why Hire a Lawyer After a Head-On Collision?
If you have been injured in a head-on collision, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. However, insurance companies do not make it easy for accident victims. Hiring a lawyer to represent you in a head-on collision claim can give you the best chance of maximizing your compensation. An attorney can help you by:
- Investigating the accident to recover supporting evidence for your claim
- Identifying all sources of compensation, including applicable insurance coverage
- Calculating your past, ongoing, and future anticipated losses and expenses from the accident to determine how much compensation you can demand
- Preparing an effective, persuasive case on your behalf and presenting your insurance and legal claims to begin the process of seeking full and fair compensation for your losses
- Aggressively negotiating to try to reach a fair and full settlement or taking your case to court and to trial if necessary to demand the results you deserve
When you need a head-on collision lawyer in New York, choose The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. We can bring more than 40 years of proven legal experience to your case, including work on cases that have reshaped New York law to better support people hurt in serious crashes such as head-on collisions.
What Is Considered a Head-On Collision?
A head-on collision is a motor vehicle accident in which the front of one vehicle strikes the front of another vehicle. Head-on collisions usually occur when a driver crosses over the center line or median into the path of oncoming traffic, or when a motorist drives the wrong way down a one-way street, on-ramp, or off-ramp.
Common causes of head-on collisions in New York City include:
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Fatigued or drowsy driving
- Distracted driving, including distractions from cell phone use
- Driver inexperience
- Unsafe passing
- Disregarding traffic signs
- Poor road conditions
- Confusing road or intersection design
Thousands of motor vehicle collisions occur in New York City every single month. The New York Police Department (NYPD) reports that nearly 8,500 motor vehicle crashes occurred in one recent month alone. Head-on collisions are one of the deadliest types of crashes, as both vehicles collide with each other with full force.
Common Injuries Sustained in a Head-On Car Crash
The violent forces involved in a head-on motor vehicle collision often cause catastrophic, potentially fatal injuries.
Common injuries suffered by victims of head-on collisions in New York City include:
- Whiplash injuries
- Herniated disc injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Ligament sprains and tendon/muscle strains
- Internal injuries
- Crush injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Traumatic amputation
- Fatal injuries
In many cases, the people hurt in head-on collisions require significant, immediate treatment and long-term care and rehabilitation. The crash can result in a person being unable to return to work for an extended period, if at all, and suffer a wide range of financial losses and expenses. The emotional toll can be immense as well.
That is why it is essential to reach out to an experienced New York head-on collision lawyer as soon as possible. While we handle your case at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., you can focus on your well-being.
Time Limits for Filing a Lawsuit After a Head-On Collision in NYC
After you have been involved in a head-on collision in New York City, you have limited time to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. Section 214 of the New York Civil Practice Laws and Rules gives you only three years from the date of a head-on collision to file a lawsuit. If the at-fault driver works for the government or the vehicle is government-owned, you will have much less time. Additionally, if a head-on collision results in a vehicle occupant’s death, the occupant’s estate and family have two years from the occupant’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you file suit after the limitations period expires for your head-on collision claim, your case will likely be dismissed, and you will lose your rights to demand financial recovery. It is crucial to connect with a New York City head-on collision lawyer from The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., as soon as possible so that your claims are timely filed.
These time limits are important even if you do not plan to file a lawsuit. Your ability to do so is your primary leverage when negotiating a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance provider.
How Liability Is Proven for a Head-On Wreck
To establish that the other driver caused the head-on crash and is liable for your injuries, we may rely on several types of evidence, including:
- Police accident reports
- Post-crash photos and videos
- Surveillance, traffic, or dash camera footage
- Post-accident vehicle inspection reports, including data logs from vehicle computers
- Eyewitness statements
- Driver cell phone records
- Driver alcohol and drug screen results
- Expert accident reconstruction reports
This evidence can help show what led to the head-on collision and which driver may have engaged in negligent or reckless conduct to cause the crash.
Contact Us Now for a Free Case Review
Do not wait another moment to start pursuing the compensation and justice you deserve after being hurt in a head-on collision with another reckless motorist. Contact The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about what our firm can do to help you demand maximum financial recovery and accountability for your injuries and losses.