One of the most disturbing and deadly categories of car accidents is the head-on collisions. While serious injuries may result from any type of accident, head-on collisions frequently occur with fatal results. Head-on collisions frequently involve vehicles traveling at high speeds, which further improves the inherent danger of these kinds of accidents due to the direct impact that occurs when both vehicles collide.

Head-on car collisions in Connecticut, particularly in areas like Hartford, have demonstrated the dire consequences of driver negligence and error. Recent statistics from the Connecticut Crash Data Repository reveal a concerning landscape for 2023. From January to April alone, Hartford experienced 936 car crashes involving 1,838 vehicles and 2,230 individuals. Notably, 33 of these were head-on collisions, a type of accident known for its high potential for severe injuries and fatalities. These figures not only highlight the risks associated with head-on collisions but also emphasize the importance of road safety and responsible driving to prevent such tragic accidents.

If you or a family member have been involved in a head-on collision in Connecticut and need legal help, feel free to contact a car accident attorney at Brandon J. Broderick, day or night. We are available to answer any questions or provide you with the assistance that you need.

What Are the Main Causes of Head-On Collisions in Connecticut?

Drunk driving, driving under the influence of drugs, or driving while distracted are all examples in which driver negligence causes a head-on collision. Tragically, instances involving intoxicated drivers who miss the correct lanes appear to be all too frequent, with victims bearing the most severe of the consequences. Crash accidents can occur on either divided or undivided roads due to negligent driver error, which can take the form of speeding, excessive speeding around curves, or driver drowsiness while operating an automobile.

Head-on collisions have the potential to cause irreparable harm to all parties involved. Debilitating injuries, including but not limited to internal organ damage, fractures, traumatic head injuries, paralysis, and fatalities, may follow after this type of car accident. In addition to severe physical and psychological harm, individuals who are involved in head-on collisions may also endure financial difficulties. Head-on collisions can lead to substantial time missed from work, substantial medical expenses, and enduring physical and emotional distress. Injured parties who have been injured in a head-on collision can have a valid legal basis to file a lawsuit in an effort to recover damages.

How Does a Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Lawsuit Work After a Head-On Collision?

Regardless of whether you were a pedestrian, a passenger in the same vehicle as the negligent driver, or an individual in another vehicle, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking financial compensation for your injuries or a wrongful death claim if a family member died in the accident. The purpose of your personal injury lawsuit will be to obtain appropriate financial compensation to cover all of your expenses that have been incurred as a result of the accident.

Other liable parties may include the vehicle's owner, the manufacturer or retailer of a defective auto part, or even a government agency, in addition to the negligent driver. Medical costs, lost wages and benefits, emotional distress, and pain and suffering are just a few of the damages that plaintiffs in these cases may ask for. The surviving family members may file a wrongful death claim for funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, and loss of future earnings if the accident was fatal. Rarely simple, these cases require the services of an experienced attorney who is well-versed in the complicated nuances of personal injury law in Connecticut.

How Much Time Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit or Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Connecticut After a Head-On Collision?

An individual has a certain amount of time from the date of an accident before their right to file a lawsuit expires. The term for this is the statute of limitations. Depending on the specifics of the case, this deadline may vary; if it is missed, the injured party will be prevented from filing a claim.

As per Section § 52-284 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, the statute of limitations for initiating a lawsuit following a car accident is two years. Those injured in a car accident that was someone else's fault have a two-year statute of limitations from the accident date to file a claim for damages.

You may, however, file a claim with the insurance company of the negligent party prior to filing a lawsuit for damages in the event of a car accident. Many insurance providers impose strict deadlines for the submission of claims. Therefore, expediting the submission of a claim is of the utmost priority.

Surviving relatives are granted a two-year period from the date of death to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit, as stipulated in GS § 52-555. This time limit, however, commences on the day the victim passed away, not the day the accident occurred.

An option for addressing injuries in an accident resulting from a defective component, such as an explosive airbag or a malfunctioning brake, is to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective part. Three years is the statute of limitations for initiating such a lawsuit.

Property damage claims in Connecticut must be filed within two years from the date of the accident in order to recover damages to the vehicle itself.

An Attorney at Brandon J. Broderick Is Ready To Assist You Day or Night With Your CT Car Accident Claim

Drivers who cause serious injuries in head-on collisions must take full responsibility for their actions. Our legal team at the office of Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, is committed to protecting the rights of individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of  negligence or reckless disregard for human life.

We will spend time having a thorough consultation with you in order to determine the most efficient approach to seeking compensation. You have the right to the assistance of an experienced advocate, and we will aggressively pursue the recovery of substantial compensation on your behalf. We are readily available to provide any assistance necessary to protect your legal rights and enhance your quality of life.

Contact us today, day or night, for a free consultation. We look forward to helping you.

Posted by: Brandon J. Bro…
Date: Tue, 01/30/2024 - 17:33

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