Ventura Head-On Collision Lawyer
Head-on collisions are some of the worst crashes that can happen on the road. If not fatal, they often result in catastrophic injuries and severe emotional trauma. Either way, a head-on crash can be a life-altering experience for victims and their family members. Zavala Law is here to guide you through this difficult time by taking charge of your injury claim and helping you obtain justice and compensation from the negligent driver who caused the crash. While you focus on getting better and getting your life back in order, we focus on making sure you are getting the care you need while we work to resolve your claim. Contact our dedicated Ventura head-on collision lawyer today.
Head-on Collisions: How They Happen and Why
When it comes to traffic accidents, head-on collisions are particularly deadly. Although they only happen about two percent of the time, they make up ten percent of all traffic fatalities. Head-on collisions occur most often on rural roads and undivided highways, and among crashes that happen at places other than intersections, head-on collisions are responsible for nearly 20% of roadway deaths.
Because head-on collisions often occur when both cars are traveling at high speeds, the impact of a crash can be especially forceful. Non-fatal accidents often result in serious or catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injuries, fractures, internal damage, and facial scarring or disfigurement. The emotional and psychological damage of these horrific crashes can be intense as well, as you might imagine.
Head-on collisions are less likely to occur at low speeds, but even these crashes can cause serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries and other neck and back injuries. These injuries are painful and long-lasting and often result in permanent disability. They can also be the kinds of injuries that are more difficult to prove and recover compensation for, making it vital to get the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
How do head-on collisions happen in the first place? There are lots of different reasons. Some of the main causes are:
- Driving on the wrong side of the street. Drivers unfamiliar with the area might drive the wrong way on a one-way street or get on the highway the wrong way, thinking an exit ramp is an on-ramp.
- Drunk driving and drowsy driving. Both kinds of drivers are apt to drift out of their lane and into oncoming traffic without even realizing it.
- Reckless driving. Aggressive drivers who make unsafe lane changes by crossing the double yellow near the top of a hill, before a curve, or during high traffic, are at risk of causing a head-on crash.
- Distracted driving. Distracted drivers can drift out of their lane without knowing. They are also more likely to overreact to a sudden need to stop, leading them to swerve out of their lane and onto the other side of the road.
How Zavala Law Can Help
Matt Zavala, the firm’s lead attorney, is not your run-of-the-mill lawyer. With a decade of insurance defense experience, he knows the ins and outs of how insurance companies operate. This unique background allows him to approach your case from multiple angles, ensuring that you get the best possible settlement. Additionally, having served as a mediator, Matt understands how to approach a negotiation with the facts in hand and an eye toward a favorable resolution that meets his client’s needs and will be acceptable to the other side. Finally, Matt Zavala’s extensive trial and litigation experience means that if your case does go to court, you’re in capable hands. Matt doesn’t just dash off a demand letter and then fold at the least sign of resistance; he is ready and able to take your case in front of a jury. Insurance companies don’t like that about Matt and would prefer to settle most of the time.
Another advantage of coming to Zavala Law is that we understand how hard it can be to pursue an insurance claim or legal action while you are hurting and dealing with all the chaos in your life that a serious car accident can bring. That’s why we prioritize personal service and accessibility. From your first consultation to the resolution of your case, we work to ensure a positive client experience through open, ongoing communication because to us, that’s as important as winning your case.
Contact Zavala Law Today
If you or a loved one has been involved in a head-on collision in Ventura County, don’t try to navigate this complex situation alone. Zavala Law is committed to helping you every step of the way. Call 805-429-4292 for a free consultation, and let us help you turn the corner and move forward with your life after a crash.