Any time a motor vehicle collides with another car or object, the risk of property damage and personal injury exists. However, when a car collides head-on with another, the chances of serious injuries are nearly inevitable. In fact, head-on collisions, also called frontal-impact crashes, are the most deadly car accident type. When this type of accident does not result in fatal injuries, it may leave those involved with serious, long-term harm that changes the course of their lives.
At the Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, our Grand Junction head-on car accident lawyers want you to know that we understand how devastating head-on crash can be, both for you and your loved ones. After a crash, we can help you by investigating your case, building your claim, and fighting for your right to 100 percent of your damages award. Call us today to learn more.
Our Skilled Grand Junction Head-on Car Accident Lawyers Can Serve You
Our head-on car accident attorneys have been serving clients in Grand Junction for nearly four decades. Our team has worked with clients whose lives have truly been shattered by serious car accidents, and we know have devastated and desperate you may be. When you call our team, we will work hard to protect you from the unscrupulous practices of an insurance company, protect your right to your full compensation amount, and guide you through your options. You do not have to do this alone – you have our team on your side.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Martin on several occasions and have been extremely pleased with my experiences. He is professional, efficient and knowledgeable. He is truly an asset to have on your side when it comes to navigating the legal world.”Donald V.
“I have used Dan Shaffer as counsel for myself and my family for over 10 years. He always returns my calls and emails. He and his staff really seem to care about their work and clients. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services to anyone with serious legal problems. ”JK - 2018
“Mr. Martin has been a huge help to me in navigating a wide range of legal issues in both my personal and professional life. His wide-ranging knowledge and exceptional legal expertise have made him an incredible resource, and his personal approach and sense of humor have made him a real friend.”Bryan M.
“My family sought Mr. Shaffer’s services for our daughter who was facing very serious charges. He was thoughtful and compassionate throughout her cases and helped us understand what was happening as every turn. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone with serious legal problems.”Traci C. - 2016
“I have been represented by Brent Martin on a number of matters. In each case, Brent’s work was timely, efficient and showed an excellent grasp on both the law and the facts at issue. He was available when I needed him and was very good at explaining the often complex issues involved. I highly recommend Brent and his firm.”Michael L.
“If you are looking for an attorney, Daniel Shaffer is excellent. He is not only highly effective and bright, but is also a thoughtful and caring individual. Dan’s legal expertise has helped me and my family immensely, and we couldn’t be more grateful. He and his team are wonderful to work with!”J and G H - 2017
Causes of Head-on Collisions
Head-on collisions are almost always caused by the negligence of one of the drivers involved the crash. Examples of driver negligence that can cause a head-on crash include driving while drunk or otherwise impaired, falling asleep at the wheel, texting or using a cellphone while driving, swerving into oncoming traffic, illegally attempting to pass another vehicle, entering a highway exit ramp, or performing another illegal maneuver.
In some cases, other factors contribute to or cause a head-on collision, such as a steering defect, a lack of signage/confusing signage, or a poorly marked construction zone.
Our lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case to determine whose negligence caused your accident, and against whom you should file an injury claim for damages. This process includes hiring accident reconstruction experts and other professionals when necessary and collecting all relevant forms of evidence.
Injuries Caused by Head-on Collisions
As stated above, head-on collisions are a leading cause of fatal car accidents. When head-on crashes in Grand Junction do not result in a fatality, they may leave drivers or passengers with any of the following injury types:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Internal injuries;
- Bone fractures;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Facial or scalp injuries;
- Back and neck injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Laceration injuries; and
- Burn injuries.
In addition to injuries, head-on crash victims also face the risk of high medical bills, long-term disability, a loss of work and working ability, pain and suffering, emotional anguish, property damage costs, and an array of other economic and noneconomic losses. You deserve to be compensated for all of your losses.
Statute of Limitations in a Head-on Car Accident Case
When you have been harmed in a rear-end collision, it is important that you do things like seek medical care, notify the police of the accident, and provide your insurance company with notice of the crash within a reasonable amount of time. However, you must also pay attention to the statute of limitations – the legal limit on how much time you have to file a claim after an accident occurs. In Colorado, the statute of limitations is three years for personal injuries resulting from the use of a motor vehicle. If you wait longer than three years’ time from the date of your accident to file your claim, you will be permanently barred from recovery.
Contact Us Today
We know how important it is that you recover compensation after losing your mobility, your ability to earn an income and support yourself, and your quality of life in a head-on crash caused by someone else’s negligence. When you call our Grand Junction head-on crash attorneys at the Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, we will aggressively advocate for you. Our firm’s attorneys have more than 70 years of combined legal experience and know how to stand up to insurance companies. Reach us today for your free consultation by calling our law firm at (970) 230-7662, or by using the intake form on our website to send us a message telling us more about your injuries.