The aftermath of a head-on collision can be overwhelming. Beyond the immediate physical pain and shock, there’s a tumult of emotions: confusion, anger, and even despair. As Tampa locals, we’ve witnessed firsthand how such incidents can change lives in seconds. Life might seem to come to a sudden halt, leaving you with mounting medical bills, lost wages, and the daunting task of navigating the legal world.

At The Ruth Law Team, we are not just attorneys – we are part of the Tampa community. For over 40 years, we’ve supported our neighbors through some of their most trying times. We genuinely understand the weight of the uncertainties you’re facing.

Please reach out if you’re ready to regain some control and clarity. Let’s discuss your situation and chart a path forward together. To speak with a Tampa head-on car crash attorney, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?


We have over four decades of experience representing head-on accident victims in Tampa, FL, and throughout the state.


Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.


Our firm values honest communication and open dialogue with clients, so you always feel connected and updated about the situation.

Our Head-On Crash Case Results


Settlement Obtained for Client in a Head-On Crash

We obtained a $100,000 settlement for a client who was hit head on by an uninsured driver. She went to the hospital where she was treated for a concussion and bruising as well as hip,… read more?

Verdict for Passenger Injured in Head-On Collision

$950,000 in head on collision. The victim was a passenger and sustained multiple fractures, collapsed lung, and lacerated spleen.

Settlement in Head-On Collision

Settlement for victim of head on car crash. Our client and her husband sustained significant injuries, including multiple fractures, when a driver crossed over into oncoming traffic and hit them head on.

Head-On Collision with Commercial Truck

Settlement for victim injured when hit head on by commercial truck. She experienced significant injuries including compound fracture of tibia and fibula that broke through the skin requiring surgical repair.

Pedestrian Struck by Cement Truck

Verdict to a young victim hit by a cement truck. Our client sustained significant back injuries including syringomyelia. She is on permanent disability from her injuries.

Settlement For Motorcycle Accident in Pasco

Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to distracted drivers on the road. Our client was in a medically induced coma for three weeks after a motorcycle crash in Pasco County. He endured several fractures in his… read more?

Settlement Obtained for Client in a Head-On Crash

We obtained a $100,000 settlement for a client who was hit head on by an uninsured driver. She went to the hospital where she was treated for a concussion and bruising as well as hip,… read more?

Verdict for Passenger Injured in Head-On Collision

$950,000 in head on collision. The victim was a passenger and sustained multiple fractures, collapsed lung, and lacerated spleen.

Rollover Accident

Our legal team settled our client’s rollover accident case for the full policy limits. Our client was turning left when a truck without lights clipped his car, causing it to roll over. The at-fault driver fled the scene and was soon arrested.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

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Consequences of Head-On Crashes

Head-on collisions are among the most severe types of vehicular accidents, primarily due to the combined force of two vehicles moving toward each other. These high-impact crashes can result in many injuries, some of which may not manifest immediately but can have long-term repercussions.

Common Injuries in Head-On Accidents:

  • Whiplash: A rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, leading to pain, stiffness, and sometimes long-term discomfort.
  • Concussions: A traumatic brain injury that can result from a violent shake or blow to the head.
  • Broken Bones: Particularly in the arms, legs, ribs, and collarbone.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage can range from herniated discs to complete paralysis.
  • Internal Bleeding: Often harder to diagnose immediately but can be life-threatening.
  • Lacerations: Deep cuts often from broken glass or metal shards.
  • Contusions: Bruises, particularly on the chest, from the seatbelt’s restraint.
  • Burns: From fires or hot surfaces post-collision.
  • Facial Injuries: Including broken jaw, nose, or dental injuries due to airbag deployment or impact with the dashboard.
  • Psychological Trauma: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety that may arise after experiencing such a traumatic event.

The physical and emotional toll from head-on collisions is significant. At The Ruth Law Team, we understand the breadth and depth of these injuries, and we’re here to support you. As you prioritize your health and recovery, we’re here to shoulder the legal complexities, ensuring you receive the help and compensation you’re entitled to.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Potential Damages Available to Tampa Head-On Crash Victims’ Families

When faced with the repercussions of a head-on collision, understanding the legal avenues available to you can be invaluable. By pursuing a claim, you might be eligible to obtain compensation to help alleviate the financial and emotional burdens that arise post-accident. While no amount can truly make up for the trauma experienced, it can help pave the way for a smoother recovery and rebuilding process.

Potential Compensation After a Head-On Accident:

  • Medical Bills: Covers both current and future medical expenses related to injuries sustained in the accident.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, or any other form of rehab required due to the accident.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost during the time you’re unable to work.
  • Loss of Earning Capacity: If the injuries prevent you from returning to your previous job or reduce your ability to earn.
  • Pain and Suffering: Monetary compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress from the accident.
  • Property Damage: Repair or replacement costs for your vehicle and any personal belongings damaged in the collision.
  • Mental Anguish: Compensation for psychological effects, such as depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions arising from the accident.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases of extreme negligence or malicious intent, these are meant to punish the responsible party and deter similar actions in the future.

In the aftermath of a head-on collision, you deserve to focus on healing without the added stress of financial burdens. At The Ruth Law Team, our commitment is to guide and support you through this legal journey, ensuring you are aware of every entitlement and potential relief. Let us help you navigate these waters and work towards securing a brighter, more stable future.

Next Steps After a Head-On Crash

The moments following a head-on collision can be physically and emotionally dizzying. Making the right decisions in the aftermath is crucial for your immediate well-being and your future recovery – both medically and legally. Below, we’ve outlined the steps you should consider after experiencing such a traumatic event.

  • Prioritize Safety: Before anything else, ensure the safety of everyone involved. If possible and safe, move the vehicles out of traffic to a secure location.
  • Document the Scene: Use your smartphone or camera to take pictures of the accident scene, vehicle damage, road conditions, and any visible injuries. If there are witnesses, try to collect their contact information.
  • Contact Law Enforcement: An official police report can be invaluable for your attorney and the insurance companies involved.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Some injuries may not be immediately noticeable, even if you feel okay. Getting a thorough check-up is imperative to ensure you’re not overlooking any potential health concerns.
  • Speak with Your Attorney: Before reaching out to insurance companies, it’s essential to consult with your personal injury attorney in Tampa. The Ruth Law Team can guide you on what to say, ensuring your rights and interests remain protected.
  • Maintain Records: Keep a detailed account of your medical treatments, lost work days, and any other expenses related to the accident. This will be important for building your case.
  • Follow Medical Advice: Adhere to all recommended treatments and therapies. Not only is this essential for your health, but it also reinforces the severity of your injuries in any legal claim.

After a head-on collision, the road ahead may seem daunting. Remember, you don’t have to walk it alone. The Ruth Law Team is here to provide the expertise, support, and guidance you need at every step. Your welfare is our priority; let us shoulder the legal complexities so you can focus on healing.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company

While it’s necessary to notify your insurance provider about the accident, it’s crucial to approach these conversations with caution. Before engaging in detailed discussions or accepting any settlements, consulting with your personal injury attorney is highly recommended. With The Ruth Law Team by your side, you can ensure that your rights are safeguarded and that you’re equipped with the knowledge to navigate these interactions effectively.

Additional Head-On Accident Resources

How do I know if I have a strong case for a head-on collision lawsuit?

If you have been involved in a head-on collision and are considering filing a lawsuit, you may be wondering if you have a strong case. There are several factors that go into determining the strength of a personal injury case, and it is best to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss the specifics of your situation. However, here are some general considerations that can help... read more?

How can a head-on collision affect my mental health?

A head-on collision is one of the most traumatic experiences that a person can endure. In addition to physical injuries, such as broken bones and lacerations, a head-on collision can also have a significant impact on your mental health. Here's what you need to know about how a head-on collision can affect your mental health: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – One of the most common... read more?

How can I prove liability in a head-on collision?

If you have been involved in a head-on collision, one of the key elements in determining the outcome of your case is proving liability. Liability refers to who is at fault for the accident and who should be responsible for the damages that result. In order to prove liability in a head-on collision case, there are a few key steps you should take: Gather evidence: Evidence is crucial in... read more?

Contact Our Head-On Crash Attorneys

Navigating the aftermath of a head-on collision can be overwhelming. Amid the physical pain and emotional turbulence, understanding the legal nuances can add another layer of complexity. The Ruth Law Team is here to alleviate that burden. With over 40 years of serving the Tampa community, our dedicated attorneys are poised to offer guidance, answer your queries, and stand beside you as you seek justice and compensation. Allow us to be your advocates in this challenging time. Contact us today at (813) 212-3765 for a free, no-obligation consultation – we are ready to stand beside you every step of the way.

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Our Tampa Injury Law Offices

The Ruth Law Team’s offices serve as a hub for those seeking legal guidance after personal injuries. With a rich history spanning over 40 years in the community, we’ve continually adapted to meet our clients’ needs. Recognizing the importance of flexibility and accessibility, we proudly offer free in-person consultations at our Tampa location and virtually for those who prefer it. In-person consultations are by appointment only, so please call us today to schedule. Our goal is simple: to provide clear, straightforward legal advice when you need it most.

Contact Our Tampa Office (By Appointment Only)

Physical Address:
511 West Bay Street #450
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 212-3765

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16847
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (813) 212-3765. Our lines are open 24/7.

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