Our head-on car accident lawyer Bert Louthian represents injured victims in Columbia with their compensation claims. The Louthian Law Firm is a family-owned law firm that helps families like yours. To talk about your case and begin today, contact our Columbia car accident attorney for your consultation.
Attorney for Head-On Car Accidents in Columbia, SC
Bert Louthian is a skilled lawyer for head-on car accidents in Columbia. When your life has changed because of a serious traffic collision, we can ensure your interests are protected in the compensation process.
The Louthian Law Firm represents victims who have suffered injuries, and families who have lost a loved one in a head-on collision. Whatever your situation, we can take care of everything related to your case.
Getting the monetary compensation you need and deserve is so important. Bert Louthian is an attorney with over four decades of experience whom you can trust to handle your entire case. For your free consultation, call or message our team.
Rights of Head-On Car Accident Victims
- If you are the victim of a head-on car accident, you may qualify to receive compensation.
- Victims may be drivers or passengers in a motor vehicle.
- The legal standard is who has fault for the accident. The most common standard of fault is negligence or a lack of care. Intentional conduct is not required. Most cases are collisions that result from negligence.
- Getting your compensation is so important. Columbia head-on car accident lawyer Bert Louthian is a professional who can assist you. His goal is to claim your compensation and efficiently handle the legal process.
To learn more about The Louthian Law Firm, and to begin today, contact us to talk about your situation.
Understanding Head-On Car Accidents
A head-on accident is a traffic collision that occurs when two vehicles are moving directly at each other at the time of impact.
Head-on car accidents are some of the most dangerous traffic collisions. 14% of traffic fatality reports cite a head-on collision as the most harmful event leading to the fatality. It’s a high statistic given that head-on crashes account for only 2.7% of total collisions. Victims suffer injuries and fatalities at high rates.
Head-on accidents occur at intersections and at other points on the roads. They occur on highways and local streets.
Why are head-on collisions so dangerous?
Head-on collisions are so dangerous because two vehicles strike each other, usually both traveling at a significant rate of speed. Victims are thrown at impact at a force their bodies cannot naturally withstand. In addition, the impact may cause a vehicle to turn or roll, causing additional trauma to the body.
Causes of Head-On Accidents
- Wrong-way driving
- Drunk driving, intoxication
- Texting, distracted driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Medical emergency
- Motor vehicle malfunction
- Swerving to avoid an obstruction
- Improper passing
- Road damage
- Loss of control of the vehicle
- Poor pavement markings and signage
- Road design; no center buffer
- Vegetation blocking the view
Legal Fault for a Head-On Collision
Compensation for a head-on collision begins with proving fault and the right to compensation. The question is who departed from the lane of travel. Who was on the road in a place where they shouldn’t have been?
Once we answer that question, we can proceed to ask why. Why did the driver cross the center line? Whose fault was it? A driver crossing the center line may be the fault of the driver, but it may also be from swerving to avoid an obstruction, a vehicle defect or another cause.
Fault is based on negligence, recklessness or intentional conduct. When a driver tries to pass another vehicle, without sufficient room, they have acted negligently. Losing control of the vehicle by driving too fast for conditions is another example of negligence.
Usually, head-on collisions result from driver negligence, but that’s not always the case. We look at other possible causes like vehicle malfunction, road design, lane markings and whether a third party created a hazard that ultimately caused the collision.
Proving Your Right to Compensation
To receive compensation for a head-on collision, you must prove:
- Breach of duty: Another party acted negligently based on the standard of reasonable care
- Causation: Their negligent conduct caused the collision
- Damages: You have injuries, pain and suffering and other losses
When a head-on collision first happens, it may not be clear how it occurred. An investigation may be required. As your Columbia head-on collision lawyer, we undertake this investigation on your behalf.
Some of the things we may do to prove your case include:
- Accident reconstruction, evaluating the location of damage, amount of force, evasive action taken and debris
- Witness testimony, from people in the vehicles and bystanders
- Videos and photographs
- Statements of those involved
- Inspection of vehicles
In addition to proving the cause of the accident, we build the evidence of your damages. With victims typically suffering serious injury, we value current and future damages. Pain and suffering and emotional anguish may be included.
Focused on Family. Focused on Recovery.
Hiring a Columbia head-on car accident lawyer is an important decision. You should choose a skilled attorney that you trust to handle your case.
Here are some reasons people choose The Louthian Law Firm:
- Reputation: Built on years of dedicated service to the Columbia community
- Protection from the insurance company: Fully representing you throughout your case
- No up-front cost: We can get started right now
- Experience: Whatever the details of your case, we’re prepared
- Communication: We’re always available when you need us
- Free consultation: Get to know us with no obligation
Our law firm takes care of everything for your legal case. With more than 35 years of experience, we’re ready to meet your needs.
Contact Our Auto Accident Attorney After a Head-On Crash
For a free consultation with Columbia head-on car accident lawyer Bert Louthian, contact The Louthian Law Firm. We’re taking new cases now. If you or a family member have suffered serious injury because of a head-on collision, you may be entitled by law to receive money for your losses.
Contact us today to begin.