A head on collision accident is often one of the most fatal types of accidents. The most important thing to do is to make sure that your husband’s injuries are treated with the best medical care.
As for dealing with your insurance company, we can help. And we can help in proving that your husband was not at fault and it was the negligence of the other driver that caused the accident.
Head on collisions involve the laws of physics. Specifically, they are governed by the laws of momentum and energy. Provided that there are no external forces involved – like one car hitting the other from behind thus forcing it in to the other vehicle head on – there are actually mathematical calculations involved in the determination of the damages to the parties and to the cars. The size of the vehicles, the rate of speed, where the cars came to rest and human actions – all these play a part in piecing together what happened.
First we need to get all the hard data on the accident. That includes accident reports, photographs of the vehicles and from the scene, ambulance records and hospital records. We need to take depositions of all the parties involved as well as any witnesses to the accident. Once all this is done we may need the help of an accident reconstructionist to put all the pieces of the puzzle together so that we can determine with as much accuracy as possible how the accident took place. Once we have a clearer picture of the accident then we are ready to explain the case to a jury.
There are also other experts that may be involved in helping us present your husband’s case to the jury. While the experts we use to prove the liability portion of the trial are important, the experts to help us prove the damages portion are just as important. Head on collision accidents often result in catastrophic injuries that leave drivers unable to work and their families worried about their financial future. When we investigate the liability aspect we also investigate the assets of the parties involved to make sure that we can obtain the best monetary recovery we can for you and your family.
We here at the Platta Law Firm are experienced in handling these type of car accident cases. Call us. We are here to help.