Head-On Collision Lawyer
Car accident attorney serving Northern New Jersey
One of the most serious types of car accidents is a head-on collision. Victims are usually left with severe injuries that are often fatal. Those who do survive may be left with a permanent disability. When a negligent driver causes a crash, victims and their families deserve financial compensation.
But the legal process can be complicated. That’s why you need an experienced New Jersey car accident lawyer on your side. Attorney David Leigh of The Leigh Law Firm, P.C. fights for the injured in Millburn and throughout Essex and Union counties. Whether you were hurt on Route 24, Brookside Drive, Ridgewood Road, or another roadway, he can help.
Holding negligent drivers accountable
What makes head-on collisions so dangerous? They involve the front of two vehicles crashing into each other, meaning the combined force of both vehicles is transferred into each person’s body. Even at moderate speeds, these accidents can cause a wide range of serious injuries. These include traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, internal injuries, and broken bones.
What causes head-on collisions? In most cases, they are caused by a driver who was negligent or reckless. A driver may have been speeding and lost control of the car. A driver may have been texting and wasn’t looking at the road. Some drivers in these types of collisions fell asleep at the wheel or were drunk.
If a driver’s negligence caused the accident that left you injured, recovering compensation seems like it should be a simple process. But in reality, things can get very complicated very quickly.
Negligent drivers deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility for what happened. Insurance companies are supposed to help when you’ve been injured, but their main goal is to save money by paying you as little as possible. They may question the seriousness of your injuries or argue some of your injuries were pre-existing.
We’re ready to help you fight back
Another tactic insurance companies use is the quick settlement offer. An adjuster will contact you shortly after the collision and offer you a settlement. They’ll offer quick payment. As your medical bills are starting to increase, it can be tempting to accept the offer. But their offer will fall far short of covering the total damages you suffered.
Insurance companies deal with claims every day. They have the advantage and they know it. And they have attorneys who help them find ways to keep payments down.
That’s why you need an experienced car accident lawyer to fight for you. Attorney Leigh knows how to handle the insurance companies – he used to represent them. He knows how adjusters approach claims and how to fight back against the tactics they use to minimize your compensation.
He is also able to put himself in your shoes – he knows what the claims process is like for victims. When a family member was seriously hurt in an accident, he saw how his relative had to battle the insurance companies just to get them to cover needed medical treatment. Attorney Leigh thinks you deserve better than that. And he is not afraid to put in the hard work that is needed to build a strong case that insurance companies have to take seriously.
A lawyer who hustles to make it happen
We start by investigating your accident to get the facts. We gather evidence, carefully review accident reports and medical records, and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists who can help us understand how the accident happened.
Attorney Leigh also determines the total damages you have suffered. These include current and future medical expenses for treating your injuries – including surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, home modifications, and home health care. You can also seek compensation for lost wages if you can’t work for a time, loss of earning capacity if you can’t return to work, disability or disfigurement, and other damages such as pain and suffering.
We are determined to help you get the best results possible, whether that’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
Talk to an experienced car accident lawyer today
If you were hurt in a head-on collision, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for taking legal action in New Jersey is two years from the date of your accident. That sounds like a long time. But the longer you wait, the more likely it is that evidence will be lost and that witnesses will forget certain details.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced head-on collision lawyer. Attorney Leigh can review the details of your accident and your injuries and go over your legal options for recovering compensation. He can also give you an idea of what to expect during the process and answer any questions you have.