Tampa Front-End Crash Lawyer
Front-end crashes are the most serious and deadliest type of collision. Ten percent of all non-intersection traffic deaths result from front-end crashes, even though these types of accidents only account for two percent of car wrecks overall. Even the most safely-built vehicles often cannot withstand the combined forces when two speeding vehicles meet head-on on a two-lane highway or country road.
We understand the devastation a serious car accident like a front-end crash can have on you and those around you, and we work to fix that devastation to the fullest extent possible. We do this by pursuing a claim against the negligent driver or other parties responsible for the crash and holding them completely accountable for the full amount of damage caused. This includes compensation for your medical bills and future healthcare needs, lost income now or into the future, pain and suffering, and other legal damages related to the accident.
If you’ve been hurt in a front-end crash in Tampa, or if you lost a loved one in a devastating fatal car accident, call Anderson & Anderson at 813-251-0072 for a no-cost consultation to share your needs and find out how we can help.
What Causes Front-End Crashes in Tampa?
A front-end crash, also called a head-on collision, happens when two cars coming from opposite directions meet head-on. Although front-end crashes are less common than other kinds of car accidents, they can occur for lots of different reasons. Here are the main factors that can lead to a front-end crash in Tampa:
- Distracted drivers look up from their phones or other distraction and see something in the road – an obstruction, slowed traffic, a pedestrian, an animal – and they overreact by swerving into oncoming traffic.
- Drowsy or fatigued drivers fall asleep at the wheel or nod off for a few seconds and drift into the opposite lane.
- Confused, drunk or distracted drivers get onto the highway going the wrong way.
- Drivers who are new to the city or in an unfamiliar area make a wrong turn down a one-way street.
- Speeding or aggressive drivers cross the center line in an attempt to pass a semi-truck or another slower-moving vehicle without sufficient time to get back over or without a clear view of oncoming traffic, such as near the top of a hill or before a bend in the road.
Why Are Front-End Crashes So Costly?
Sadly, front-end crashes are more likely than other types of car accidents to cause some of the most serious injuries to the accident victims, including head and brain injuries, broken bones or the loss of a limb, internal injuries, neck and spinal injuries, and severe burns. Front-end accident victims often need transportation to the hospital for emergency medical care including surgery and diagnostic imaging, followed by a period of intensive care in the hospital and an even longer period of rehabilitation. These costly medical procedures quickly run into the tens of thousands of dollars, and that’s not counting future medical care for a permanent injury or disability.
Medical bills are only one aspect of the cost of a serious front-end crash. Accident victims can be out of work for weeks or months as they recover from their injuries, and some are left permanently disabled from returning to their old job or doing any work at all. Whether you were the primary wage earner or were running the household while serving as a caregiver to your children or elderly parents, the costs of replacing lost income or hiring outside help should be factored into the overall costs associated with the injury.
Florida personal injury law also recognizes the “non-economic” costs associated with a severe front-end crash, such as the pain and suffering the accident victims endure, their emotional distress or psychological trauma they might experience, or the loss in quality of life or life enjoyment that can afflict people left with a permanent injury or disability.
If the front-end crash was fatal, the family of the victim will also incur significant expenses in the form of medical bills, loss of future income or household help, and their own pain and suffering and loss of a beloved parent, spouse or child.
Let Our Lawyers Help With Your Recovery After a Front-End Crash in Tampa
Our team at Anderson & Anderson is devoted to helping accident victims and their families recover an amount that fully compensates them for the economic and non-economic damages and losses they are forced to endure after getting hit head-on by a negligent or reckless driver. We build on our decades of experience in Tampa personal injury matters to prepare a strong case that enables us to negotiate a full and fair settlement or try your case for a jury verdict in your favor. Our firm has the capacity and dedication to meet your needs, and we will strive to get you the best result we can.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a front-end crash in Tampa, or if you lost a loved one to a fatal car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, call Anderson & Anderson at 813-251-0072 for a free consultation. There’s no obligation, and we only charge a fee if we are successful in recovering compensation for you.