Who is liable in a head-on collision?

If you’ve been involved in a head-on collision, one of the most important questions is determining who is liable for the accident. Liability in a head-on collision can be complex and may depend on several factors, including the circumstances leading up to the accident and traffic laws.. As a specialized personal injury lawyer, I can provide you with some general information on this topic.

Here are some key points to consider:

  1. Negligence: In most cases, liability in a head-on crash will be determined by which driver was negligent. Negligence refers to a failure to exercise reasonable care while driving, and it is the primary legal basis for liability in car accidents.
  2. Traffic laws: Liability may also depend on whether either driver violates traffic laws leading up to the accident. For example, if one driver was driving the wrong way on a one-way street or failed to yield to oncoming traffic, they may be held liable for the collision.
  3. Vehicle malfunctions: Sometimes, liability may also fall on the vehicle manufacturer if the collision was caused by a mechanical failure in the car that the driver could not control.
  4. Comparative negligence: In some cases, both drivers may be partially at fault for the collision. This is known as comparative negligence. In such cases, each driver’s liability will be determined based on the percentage of fault assigned to them.

It is essential to note that determining liability in a head-on collision can be complicated, and it is best to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss the specific details of your case.

If you have been involved in a head-on collision, it is important to seek medical attention immediately and contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The Ruth Law Team has experienced personal injury lawyers who can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Please note that the answers to each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice. Contact The Ruth Law Team today at (888) 783-8378 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney.

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