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Tampa Head On Crash Lawyer

Roughly 1 out of every 10 fatal auto accidents in the United States is a head-on crash, according to the Insurance Information Institute. This should not come as much of a surprise, given that when two vehicles are involved in a full-frontal collision, there is a tremendous amount of force involved. Even if the occupants are wearing their seatbelts and their vehicle’s airbags properly deploy, there is still a substantial risk of serious injury or death.

Negligence is almost always a critical factor in a head-on crash. So if you are one of the innocent victims, you have the right to demand legal accountability and compensation. The Tampa head-on crash lawyer at Anderson & Anderson can review your case and advise you of the best legal strategy for demanding justice.

How Head-On Collisions Occur in Tampa

In most cases, a head-on crash is the result of a car crossing into the opposing lane of traffic and striking a car that is traveling the other way. Head-on crashes can also occur when a driver improperly enters a one-way road in the incorrect direction. These accidents can occur for a number of reasons, such as:

  • Distraction: A driver can veer into the wrong lane or direction simply because they are not paying attention to the road. Far too many Tampa-area drivers are distracted by their smartphones or fiddling with the vehicle’s settings to even notice they are now traveling in the wrong direction.
  • Alcohol or Drugs: Drunk or drugged driving frequently leads to unsafe driving behaviors. This can include veering wildly in-and-out of traffic and even traveling in the wrong lane.
  • Fatigue: Even if a driver is not compromised by alcohol or drugs, they may still be effectively too impaired to drive due to the fact they are tired. We often see head-on crashes occur at night when a driver falls asleep behind the wheel, allowing their vehicle to drift into the opposite lane.
  • Reckless Driving: Especially when a driver is in a hurry, they may attempt to (illegally) cross a double-yellow line, which can cause a collision when a vehicle that is properly in its lane does not have time to react.

While head-on collisions are rarer overall than other types of car accidents, such as rear-end collisions, they are far more likely to result in serious injury or death. This is important because under Florida law, an auto accident victim is required to seek compensation through their own no-fault insurer unless they meet the serious injury threshold–in which case they can file a personal injury lawsuit against the reckless driver and their insurance company.

Contact Anderson & Anderson Today

Current Florida law only gives car accident victims 2 years from the date of their injury to file a lawsuit seeking compensation. So it is crucial that you not delay in seeking legal advice and counsel from a qualified Tampa head-on crash lawyer. Call Anderson & Anderson today at 813-251-0072 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.

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