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Evansville Head-On Collision Car Accident Attorneys

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Evansville Head-On Collision Car Accident Attorneys

While head-on collisions are not as frequent as other types of car crashes, the consequences can be severe or even fatal. According to the Insurance Information Institute, head-on collisions – also called frontal crashes – make up 2% of motor vehicle accidents, yet they account for 10% of fatalities.

If you or a loved one were in a head-on collision that was not your fault, you may be reeling from the accident and feeling lost about what to do next. The Evansville car accident lawyers at Chapman Injury Lawyers can help.

We work with accident victims to help them achieve the best possible financial outcome following their car accident. We’ll listen to your story and determine the best strategy for you to recover the compensation you’re owed for your medical expenses, your lost wages, your pain and suffering, and more.

Learn more about head-on collisions, the types of damages you may be entitled to, and what you need to know before filing a personal claim for your head-on collision. Contact Chapman Injury Lawyers at (812) 461-6261 today.



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How Do Head-On Collisions Happen?

More often than not, head-on collisions, unfortunately, occur at high rates of speed. They can be caused by a number of circumstances, including these scenarios:

  • A car drifts into oncoming traffic or overcorrects: A distracted, fatigued, or impaired driver car may drift across a road’s center divide and into oncoming traffic; or if they drift into another lane, they may overcorrect, and cross the center divide, hitting an oncoming vehicle.
  • Someone enters the interstate on the wrong ramp: If an interstate entry ramp is not clearly marked or is confusing, it is possible that a driver could get onto the highway going the wrong direction and cause a head-on collision.
  • An impaired driver is operating a vehicle: When a driver is impaired by alcohol or other drugs, they are not always alert and aware of their surroundings and may drift into oncoming traffic.
  • The other driver may be distracted: Distracted drivers can easily veer over into another lane, especially if they are texting, talking to other passengers, or take their eyes off of the road for any other reason.
  • An aggressive driver attempts unsafe passing: An aggressive driver may attempt an unsafe maneuver, such as entering the opposite-moving lane to pass the vehicle in front of them when there’s poor visibility, or they may misjudge the distance of oncoming traffic.
  • Weather conditions may contribute to a crash: Weather, especially foggy, icy, or rainy conditions, can make it harder to see where the lines on the road are, or a car can slip on a wet road and slide into oncoming traffic.

What to Do After a Head-On Collision

There are steps you should take following your head-on collision accident to ensure your safety and also to protect your rights, to help you recover full compensation for any injuries and damages you’ve incurred. These include:

  1. Call 911, if anyone is injured, or call the local police department. The police will prepare a police accident report that will later provide crucial evidence for your claim.
  2. Collect the contact information and insurance information of the other driver, and also the contact information of any eyewitnesses who can testify to the events of the accident and the fault of the other driver. Ask for help, if you’re injured.
  3. Collect details about the accident scene. If possible, take photos and videos of the accident scene to document information such as skid marks, the location of traffic signals or stop signs, the weather, and road conditions. Take photos of any visible injuries, as well.
  4. Seek medical attention immediately. Even if you don’t feel injured, a thorough exam may reveal injuries you’re not even aware of, and the medical records will provide important evidence for your claim.
  5. As soon as you are able to do so, contact a head-on collision attorney who can gather the information from your crash while you work on recovering. Our attorneys at Chapman Injury Lawyers will protect your rights and immediately begin pursuing compensation on your behalf.

Why Should I Hire Chapman Injury Lawyers for My Head-On Collision Case?

When you file any type of claim in Indiana, whether it is for personal injury or a wrongful death, you will get the best possible outcome when you hire an attorney who is well-versed in state laws and highly experienced in car accident cases.

When you bring on the attorneys at Chapman Injury Lawyers, the first thing we’ll do is conduct a thorough investigation into your accident to prove fault and develop a strong case on your behalf. We’ll collect important evidence, such as the police report of your accident, any available surveillance footage, witness testimonies, and damage reports. We’ll also hire renowned experts to support your case, if needed, such as medical, financial, and accident reconstruction experts.

Based on the strength of the case we develop, we’ll negotiate aggressively with the at-fault party’s insurance company. At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we tackle head-on collision and other car accident cases frequently and we know exactly what to do and say to get you the maximum compensation.

Types of compensation we may be able to get for you after a head-on collision accident include:

  • Lost wages, including any earnings lost during, after, and because of the accident. This can also include an estimated loss of salary if you are unable to return to work.
  • Medical bills, such as doctor visits, surgeries, hospital stays, rehabilitation stays, and more.
  • Pain and suffering, which is limited to whatever is greater: either $50,000 or three times the amount of compensatory damages.

We’ll also make sure we make every deadline in relation to filing your claim, to ensure that your case can move forward. In Indiana, the statute of limitations is only two years, so we will move quickly to file your claim for you.

No amount of money can ever undo the lasting effects of a traumatizing head-on collision, but it can relieve you of the financial stress that can follow these accidents and help you get your life back on track.

Proving Fault in Indiana

If you decide to pursue a personal injury claim, you will need proof showing that you were not at-fault or were at least only partially at fault. In Indiana, we use a modified comparative negligence doctrine. As long as you were less than 51% at fault, then you can collect compensation.

Your attorney will collect witness statements, speak with the responding police officer, and more to help determine whether or not you had any fault in the accident. If the jury does find you to be partially at fault for the accident, then your total damages will be reduced by that percentage of fault.

Contact the Head-On Collision Attorneys at Chapman Injury Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on collision with another vehicle in Evansville, IN, our car accident attorneys may be able to help you. We work on numerous car accident cases in the area and have the experience and know-how to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us at (812) 461-6261 to set up your free consultation.

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