It’s easy to lose track of where your car is going. Cars are full of lovely distractions, from your radio to your phone to your passengers. All it takes is one moment of inattention to pull your focus away, and a critical few seconds later you’ll be involved in an accident. While you always want to keep your eyes on the road, the truth is that a failure to do so is increasingly common.
The problem, though, is that you can keep your eyes on the road and still be involved in a head-on accident. You can spend those last few seconds watching the other driver careen towards you, his or her attention elsewhere. These moments will never leave you, and the feeling of the glass metal colliding with your body is one that you can’t shake. It’s important, then, that you get some form of restitution is you were involved in such an accident.
It’s not always easy to determine who was at fault, though. In many head-on collisions, you can tell who left their lane and who stayed put. In others, though, it’s not so clear. Evidence must be gathered and the scene reconstructed, all while the victims might still be hanging on by a thread. It’s no wonder that such evidence is always rushed and that those who really need help have to work with an attorney.
If you are involved in such an accident, you may want to file a personal injury suit. If the other party was negligent or was driving under the influence, he or she may be responsible for paying for your injuries. You’re bringing a suit not because you are greedy, but rather because you need help being made whole again. If the other party is at fault, he or she should bear the burden of helping you put your life back together.
These injuries can have lifelong consequences, so don’t feel like you have to deal with them alone. Meet with an attorney to determine your next move. Bring any evidence that you can, including statements from your doctors and from the police. With professional help, you can begin to start a process that will help you get financial compensation and put the burdens back on the driver who failed to uphold his or her duty while on the road. You deserve help, and a lawyer can give it to you with a free case evaluation.