What should I do if the other driver in a head-on collision was at fault?

Being involved in a head-on collision can be a traumatic and stressful experience, especially if the other driver was at fault. If you find yourself in this situation, there are several things you should do to protect your legal rights and seek compensation for your injuries and damages.

Seek medical attention: Your health and well-being should be your top priority after a head-on crash. Even if you feel fine, it’s important to get a thorough medical evaluation to check for any underlying injuries or symptoms that may not be immediately apparent. Delaying medical attention can not only harm your health, but it can also weaken your personal injury claim.

  1. Gather Evidence: Collecting evidence from the scene of the accident can help support your claim and establish fault. Take photos of the damage to both vehicles, any injuries you sustained, and the surrounding area. If there were any witnesses to the accident, try to get their contact information.
  2. Consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer: An experienced personal injury lawyer can provide valuable guidance and representation throughout the legal process. They can investigate the accident, negotiate with insurance companies, and help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
  3. Contact Your Insurance Company: Should you decide to hire a car accident attorney, the law firm can notify  your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company of the accident.  If you do not hire a lawyer, you may do it yourself. However, be careful what you say, as insurance adjusters may try to use your statements against you. It’s best to consult with a personal injury lawyer before speaking to your insurance company.
  4. Document Your Damages: Keep track of all expenses related to the accident, including medical bills, car repairs, and lost income. You should also keep a journal documenting the physical and emotional impact of the accident on your life.

If the other driver was at fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages and injuries. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and fight for your rights. Don’t hesitate to contact The Ruth Law Team at (888) 783-8378 to schedule a free consultation and discuss your legal options.

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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.