At any second, a small fender-bender can happen, disrupting the commute of those involved in the accident, and sometimes, disrupting the commute of those who are not directly involved. In these smaller fender-bender accidents, it can cause you the inconvenience of having to make an insurance claim and deal with car damage, and in some cases, caring for any injuries. In much scarier situations, automobile accidents can cause a lot of damage, including when it involves a head-on collision. You’ve probably seen an action movie where a high-speed chase is occurring, and a driver chooses to drive in the wrong direction for some period of time. But it’s not on an everyday basis that you see such wrong-way driving in real life. Wrong-way driving can lead to scary head-on collisions, and in the case that you observe a driver driving in the wrong direction, it can be extremely important to safely move off the road if possible and report local authorities.
According to a recent news report, a deadly multi-vehicle accident occurred in Leon County. Florida Highway Patrol received calls of a wrong-way driver, to which troopers responded and arrived moments after the initial calls. The troopers located a sedan that was facing eastbound in the westbound lane, and the vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with another sedan. Unfortunately, both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. The Fire Department put out fires at the scene of the accident.
What are Common Causes of Head-On Collisions?
Head-on collisions, although less common than the everyday fender-bender, can happen for a variety of reasons. These types of collisions may occur because of a mistake, where one driver confuses the direction of traffic, for example. The collision may occur because of mechanical issues with a vehicle, such as a vehicle being unable to brake or turn properly. In other situations, head-on collisions may occur because of distracted driving or driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
In head-on collisions, victims are tasked with proving negligence or recklessness. Negligence involves showing that there was a duty of care, that the other driver breached their duty of care, that there was causation, and that damages resulted. In the state of Florida, a person can be found guilty of reckless driving if they drive a vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. Because it can be tricky to understand all of the elements and complexities that go into bringing a successful suit after an accident injury, connecting with experienced personal injury lawyers could be vital.
Have You Suffered Injuries After a Florida Accident
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a Florida car accident, connect with the passionate and experienced attorneys at Friedman, Rodman, Frank, & Estrada. Our attorneys approach their work with compassion and dedication and are ready to help you recover the damages you deserve. We understand that automobile accidents can be devastating and that it can be stressful to figure out complex laws and litigation. We will do whatever we can to fight for just compensation, and we are committed to helping you navigate it all. Call our office today at 877-448-8585 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation