Florida car accidents have the potential to cause long-term severe injuries and damages; however, head-on accidents tend to carry the most significant risk of serious harm. Florida head-on accidents often occur when one motorist crosses a median and enters the path of oncoming traffic. In other cases, a head-on collision occurs when a driver fails to obey traffic rules and veers into another car. The majority of these accidents happen on two-lane highways or roads or bridges. Further, these accidents tend to occur during low-visibility conditions, such as during the night or periods of heavy rain or fog. Moreover, certain poorly maintained or designed roadways make a head-on collision more likely to occur. Regardless, of the specific circumstances, individuals who suffer injuries in a head-on collision because of a negligent motorist or government entity, should contact an attorney to discuss their rights and remedies.
According to state reports, Florida has one of the highest rates of accidents in the United States. Nearly 400,000 traffic accidents occur each year in Florida, and the most recent data indicates that as the population grows, so does the rate of accidents. Close to 10% of these accidents are head-on collisions. Although each accident possesses its own unique set of leading causes and circumstances, many head-on collisions share similar fact patterns. The majority of head-on collisions occur because of speeding, distracted driving, passing in a no-passing zone, a driver’s failure to modify driving during inclement weather, impaired driving, and fatigued driving. Most drivers understand that they must abide by traffic laws and operate their vehicles safely, but it is also critical to pay attention to others’ driving behavior. Although this is burdensome, it can save a person from an accident and the ensuing damages.
Although only about 1 percent of Florida accidents are fatal, non-fatal accidents can have devastating consequences. Many head-on collisions result in broken bones, fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and internal bleeding. Additionally, these accidents can cause drivers and passengers to experience psychological issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and similar mental health issues related to their injuries.
Recently, a Florida news report indicated that a 48-year-old man died after being involved in a head-on accident. The man was on a county road in Lake County, Florida, when another driver veered into oncoming traffic. The other driver slammed head-on into the victim’s car. Tragically, the man died at the scene of the accident. Florida police indicated that the crash is still under investigation.
Have You Suffered Injuries in a Florida Head-on Collision?
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries or died in a Florida motor vehicle accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The Florida personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at our law firm can help you understand your rights and pursue a claim for compensation. Florida’s comparative negligence laws often leave car accident victims feeling re-traumatized. Our attorneys use their skills, resources, and knowledge to combat an insurance company’s defenses, helping our clients get the compensation they deserve. Compensation in these cases often include payments for medical expenses, ongoing treatment, property damage, and pain and suffering. Contact our law firm at 877-448-8585, to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney at our office.