Car Accidents

Fort Lauderdale Head-On Collision Lawyer

A head-on collision can be devastating, causing significant injuries to everyone involved and property damage to your car. If you were injured in a head-on collision car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. However, you’ll need an experienced car accident lawyer who knows the law well enough to get you what you deserve.

Attorney David I. Fuchs is a seasoned head-on collision attorney with finely-honed negotiation skills and expansive breadth of Florida car accident law knowledge that has been earning him success in the courtroom since 1988. To schedule your free consultation, give us a call at (954) 568-3636 today.

Who’s At Fault in a Head-On Collision?

The driver who caused the accident is at fault, and in some cases more than one driver may be partially to blame. Even if you share part of the fault, you can still collect compensation for your damages.

Surprisingly, bad weather conditions are a big contributor to front end collision car accidents, if for no other reason than the drivers’ reduced visibility. Taking the elements into account will help you determine who was at fault in the crash a little bit better, and may also serve as a warning for the future.

Recovering Compensation in Head-On Collisions

Since Florida is a ‘no-fault’ insurance state, your car insurance policy will cover any damages you sustain in a minor car accident, regardless of whether you were at fault or not. State law requires drivers to hold a policy that provides a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) insurance, which will cover some of your medical bills and lost wages.

What’s more, Florida is unique in that the driver who was less at fault may bring a diminished value claim against the at-fault party’s insurance provider. This is good to keep in mind if you are only thinking of damages in terms of the physical damages you sustained in a head-on car accident.

Of course, there are other damages you can seek compensation for through a personal injury lawsuit, such as pain and suffering, vehicle repair, transportation costs to and from your doctor’s office, and future losses (e.g. impending surgeries, earning capacity, or long-term care and treatment, etc.). However, only an experienced head-on car crash attorney can help you accomplish this.

Florida Collision Statistics and Head-On Injuries

The state of Florida witnessed over a half a million car crashes in 2018, with 161,110 injuries resulting from those crashes. Most of the time, these accidents were caused by pure human error, whether it was a drunk driver, too quick of a turn, an incorrect estimation of when to pass another car, or simply driving under the influence.

What’s more, many of these crashes resulted from head-on collisions or front end collisions, the injuries from which usually look like whiplash, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, cuts, bruises, broken bones, burns, or in the most serious of cases, death. Oftentimes, these injuries are made more serious by a faulty airbag or the driver not wearing a seatbelt.

How David I. Fuchs, Accident & Injury Lawyer, P.A. Can Help You

When it comes to dealing with Florida car accident laws, Attorney David I. Fuchs knows his stuff. Since 1988, he’s been helping Florida drivers get the restitution they deserve in the wake of head-on accidents, whether it’s a settlement for a head-on collision or simply a sense of justice.

A seasoned negotiator, Attorney Fuchs’ courtroom experience and compassionate approach to working with clients has earned him a reputation as one of the most well-reputed head-on collision lawyers in Florida, and he’d love to help you with your case. To learn more about how we can best serve you, give us a call today at (954) 568-3636.