WHAT CAUSED YOUR HEAD-ON CRASH IN SACRAMENTO?
Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 1:38 am
Head-on collisions are some of the most deadly car accidents, and most of the crashes are preventable. When another car crashes into your vehicle head-on, there is little protection because many vehicles crumple on impact. In some head-on collisions, the occupants are thrown from the vehicle upon impact. The damages in a head-on collision are typically substantial. For this reason, you want to speak with a Sacramento car accident lawyer as quickly as possible if you are injured in a head-on collision.
Causes of Head-On Collisions
When you are driving, you need to understand and obey traffic laws. Traffic laws are designed to protect everyone on the road by reducing the risk of accidents. Unfortunately, many drivers understand traffic laws, but they choose to ignore those laws because of several reasons.
For example, it is a basic traffic rule that you do not cross a double yellow line. Double yellow lines are used to divide roads that have one or more lanes traveling in the opposite direction. Therefore, if drivers always follow this traffic rule, there should not be any head-on collisions because a vehicle is traveling the wrong way. Unfortunately, drivers ignore traffic rules, or they make tragic errors in judgment that cause them to break traffic laws. When this happens, a head-on collision can occur.
Common causes of driver error that can result in a head-on collision include:
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving
- Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Ignoring road signs
- Improper turns
- Fatigued or drowsy driving
However, there could be other contributing factors in a head-on collision. Dangerous road conditions, poor weather, defective car parts, and inexperienced drivers can also be a factor in the cause of a head-on collision.
Even though other factors can contribute to the cause of the crash, most head-on collisions involve driver error. This is one of the reasons why you want an experienced Sacramento car accident attorney to handle your claim.
What Can a Sacramento Cara Accident Attorney Do for You?
The first thing a car accident attorney can do for you is protect you from aggressive insurance adjusters who want to settle your claim for less than the claim is worth. Your attorney can also shield you from the stress of dealing with an insurance claim so that you can focus on your health. Other important things an attorney will do for you include:
- Investigate the accident to determine the cause and identify liable parties;
- Handle all requests from the insurance company for information;
- Evaluate the damages in your case to determine the value of your claim, including any future damages;
- Negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement; and,
- File a personal injury lawsuit if the insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith.
The insurance company will have a team of professionals working on your head-on collision accident claim. This team is working with one goal — to protect the best interests of the insurance company.
You deserve a team of lawyers and legal professionals working on your behalf to protect your best interests. The attorneys of The Tiemann Law Firm aggressively fight to protect the rights of our clients each day. Let us fight to protect your best interests.
Call a Sacramento Personal Injury Law Firm for Help
To schedule a free consultation with an attorney, contact our law firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or visit our website. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.