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If you were lucky enough to survive a head-on collision, are you left struggling to figure out how to deal with all of the debt from medical bills, getting your car fixed, and missing work? Are you wondering why your insurance isn’t working out in your favor, and how many nights you must cry yourself to sleep before things get back to normal?

In an ideal world, you wouldn’t have to deal with all of this since the accident wouldn’t have happened. Now, you just want your insurance to stop short-changing you and have all of this debt paid so you can get back to your normal life.

If you are the victim of a head-on collision, you may be able to collect compensation from the other party to take care of all of those accident-related costs. At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, we represent people just like you who have had their world turned upside down by a head-on collision and just want help getting their lives back. 

How Common Are Head-On Collisions?

Head-on collisions are unfortunately common. Tens of thousands of people seek medical attention for the serious injuries sustained in head-on collisions each year. Some important stats to know:

  • Head-on collisions account for 27% of roadway departure accidents each year [1].
  • Head-on collisions disproportionately account for 14% of the fatalities in the U.S. for all types of car accidents [1].
  • Head-on collisions are more common in rural areas accounting for 13% of all rural fatal crashes [2].
  • In accidents with two vehicles, the driver of the smaller vehicle is more likely to die than the drivers of larger motor vehicles in frontal collisions [3].

The Most Common Causes of Head-On Collisions

The most common causes of these collisions are: 

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Fatigue
  • Drunk driving
  • Improper lane changes
  • Aggressive driving

The Most Common Head-On Car Accident Injuries

Head-on car accidents tend to be more serious than other types of accidents. These are some of the most common injuries you may have to deal with:

  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Neck injuries 
  • Head injuries 
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Death

Our Head-On Collision Lawyers Are Here to Fight for You

Clients turn to Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers looking for help making things right after an accident, and we are dedicated to helping them recover compensation for the costs of their recovery and managing their legal case. 

Head-On Collision Settlements We’ve Won for Our Clients

There isn’t a standard or ordinary settlement amount for motor vehicle accidents. Every case has variables affecting how much you can expect in compensation. However, our car accident lawyers have been successful in winning compensation for our clients. 

One example includes an $18,500,000 settlement for a head-on semi-truck crash which left our client with permanent injuries and limited mobility. This case was settled via mediation approximately one year after the lawsuit was filed.

An attorney’s biggest focus is providing evidence of who is at fault. Alongside establishing damages, showing evidence like the police report, can help make it clear who was the at-fault driver. Once established, it’s a matter of proving the victim should be compensated. 

Your head-on collision attorney collects evidence and files the case with the court. While waiting for the case to go to court, insurance companies usually try to settle the case by making you an offer. 

Your lawyer reviews the offer to make sure you receive a fair settlement. This is especially important when catastrophic injuries and high medical expenses are involved since the full cost of these injuries is not immediately clear. 

It is not uncommon for insurance companies to send inadequate offers according to your insurance policy. It is in their best interest to offer as little as possible. However, your lawyer can review your legal options to help you recover the costs of lost wages, property damage, medical expenses, and more.   

Establishing Liability and Proving Fault

To win your case, your lawyer must establish liability and prove fault. Establishing liability means proving the at-fault driver is liable for your damages. Proving fault means proving who is responsible for the accident. These are the two most important things your lawyer must prove since it forms the basis of the rest of your claim.  

To initiate a legal claim, your car accident attorney will build a case by assembling evidence and then filing that case with the court. The court schedules proceedings at a later date based on its schedule while allowing time for both parties to investigate and possibly handle the case out of court. 

Gathering Evidence for Head-On Collision Claims

The outcome of your case is largely based on the evidence your head-on collision attorney can gather. Collecting evidence is a time-consuming process that requires additional resources, as well as an understanding of what the court needs to make a decision. 

Documents like police reports make good evidence since they are recorded at the time and scene of the accident. Medical reports of your physical injuries are also used to describe the damages caused by head-on crashes in court. 

Expert testimony and accident reconstruction can be used to show what really happened in head-on collisions.

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after a serious accident. This varies from state to state. In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is between one and four years. Your car accident attorney can give you more information about how the statute of limitations applies in your case. 

The important thing to remember is that you don’t have an unlimited amount of time to pursue legal action. The sooner you can get started, the better.

Compensation and Entitlements

There are different types of compensation typically sought for accident victims, including: 

  • Medical expenses 
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Vehicle replacement
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Emotional trauma

Choosing the Right Lawyer for a Head-On Car Accident Case

Jonathan Rosenfeld, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers has successfully helped other victims recover millions in settlements from the other driver’s insurance company and any other liable parties. We’re knowledgeable about the laws in various jurisdictions around the United States.

Cost and Fee Structure

The car accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. We do not collect any fees upfront. When we win your case or reach a settlement, we deduct a small percentage of the total settlement. This way you do not need to pay for anything upfront or out of pocket.


It is more than worth hiring car accident attorneys to protect your legal rights after a car accident. Your insurance company could be less likely to offer you a low offer if they know you have hired a head-on accident lawyer. Plus, your car accident lawyer will be able to negotiate with the insurance company to ensure you receive maximum compensation under the insurance policy. 

The time that it takes to recover from a head-on collision depends on the extent of your injuries. More severe injuries could take years to recover from, if you are able to make a full recovery at all. In other cases, recovery could take place over a matter of weeks. 

It’s impossible to identify the survival rate for all head-on collisions, as each car accident varies in severity and circumstance. Car accidents occurring at lower speeds are less likely to be fatal than collisions at higher speeds. What object a head-on crash strikes also makes a difference, as hitting a semi-truck is much more dangerous than a head-on collision with a smaller object. Whether or not seat belts were used can also play a role in the survival rate.

Get Started With Your Head-On Collision Case

If you or a loved one suffered severe injuries as a result of a head-on collision, you could be entitled to recover fair compensation for your injuries in a personal injury lawsuit. The compensation you receive can make a big difference in your financial recovery. 

You can contact an auto accident lawyer at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers for a free consultation by filling out our contact form or calling our law firm toll-free at (888) 424-5757. A member of our personal injury firm is able to take your call 24 hours a day.

Our team works on a contingency fee basis and offers free consultations. There is no reason to put off learning more about your legal options after a head-on crash. 

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Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld.

– Michonne Proulx

Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own.

– Ethan Armstrong

Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld.

– Giulia

This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you.

– Daniel Kaim

Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother’s death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial.

– Lisa

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