Two vehicles can collide head-to-head almost anywhere in Colorado Springs—on I-25, in a parking lot, or on one of our many side roads. If you’ve been hit head-on, you may have suffered serious injuries.
At McCormick & Murphy, our Colorado Springs head-on accident lawyers are here to assist you in any way we can. We have extensive experience seeking compensation in an insurance claim or lawsuit and will be glad to meet with you to answer any questions you have.
Head-on collisions should be rare. After all, a motorist should be able to see a vehicle headed straight at them and take defensive measures in time. However, some head-on collisions happen so fast that innocent victims don’t have time to even brace for impact.
In our experience, the following are prime causes of head-on collisions:
The above are only some of the more common reasons for head-on collisions. There are many more. Reach out to one of our Colorado Springs head-on accident lawyers to review the facts of your case. If someone else’s negligence is to blame, then you can often receive compensation for any injuries sustained in the crash.
Head-on accidents can have devastating injuries that cost tens of thousands of dollars to treat and rehabilitate. Many motorists are also unable to move or leave the hospital for weeks after the accident. Some will be permanently disabled or disfigured and live with the results of a head-on accident for the rest of their lives.
Our Colorado Springs head-on accident lawyers have obtained compensation to cover the following:
If a loved one died in a head-on accident, then surviving family members might be able to bring a wrongful death case. A good way to think of a wrongful death case is to imagine your loved one suing for his or her injuries. Because your loved one died, certain family members can “step into their shoes” and bring the case themselves.
Most damages listed above are designed to help compensate a person for their injuries. But punitive damages, called exemplary damages, are different. They are designed to punish a motorist for engaging in reprehensible conduct, which is usually defined as intentionally or recklessly injuring someone.
Punitive damages can come into play when a motorist was impaired by drugs or alcohol or was distracted since this is risky behavior that is dangerous. If the motorist was fleeing police or a crime scene, then they could also be ordered to pay punitive damages.
To obtain compensation, you will need to show that the driver who hit you was negligent, meaning that he or she operated their vehicle with insufficient care. Colorado also recognizes comparative fault, so the other driver could claim that you were the one to blame for the accident, which would limit or sometimes bar your ability to sue.
Reconstructing a head-on collision is not always easy. Ideally, you will have a police report and photographs from the accident in hand. Unfortunately, many accident victims were so injured they had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. Your Colorado Springs head-on accident attorney will need to build a case for compensation using witness statements, physical evidence, and whatever photographic or dashcam footage is available.