Certain aspects of a head-on collision make it difficult to determine the at-fault driver for that particular incident.
Vehicles’ position helps to create a challenge.
Following the crash, a given vehicle’s position might be very different from the one that the motorist had chosen, before the collision. A discovery of tire marks might make the challenge easier to overcome.
What sorts of damages could an injured victim declare?
• Current and future medical bills
• Past and future lost wages: This would apply to a victim that had been working.
• Property damage
• Need for household services, while recovering from injury
• Loss of an opportunity, such as attending a conference, a workshop or a series of classes
• Pain and suffering: Besides the painful sensations, the victim of a head-on collision might have to deal with sleep disturbances, emotional distress, depression or anxiety.
• Wrongful death, if someone was killed as a result of the crash.
Tips for drivers that have been involved in a head-on collision
Hire a personal injury lawyer in Mississauga. The plaintiff’s lawyer might need to provide the jury with the chance to hear testimony from a forensic engineer or an accident reconstruction specialist. A lawyer’s availability could also prove helpful, during an effort to document all the presented evidence.
Do not post pictures of your activities, while you are recovering from a reported injury. Some insurance companies pay one or more adjusters to visit various social media networks.
Get immediate medical evaluation: That deprives an insurance company of the chance to claim that you have failed to mitigate your injuries. Furthermore, that effort could prove helpful later, if you were to develop some late-appearing symptoms.
Be cautious during the recovery. If you want to try an activity, because you feel better, consult with the treating physician first. He or she should place in your record his or her willingness to have you/the patient try the proposed activity.
The above suggestion shares details on a method for dealing with the possible study of what has been posted on a social media site. If you were pictured carrying out an activity that you had been told not to attempt, the insurance company could use that against you.
Still, if your medical records were to show that the treating physician had given a nod to the performance of some particular activity, then the argument from the defense could be countered. The insurance company could not question the wisdom behind a medical recommendation from a physician.
Stay mindful of the fact that insurance companies have a right to spy on claimants’ activities. Yet the information collected might not serve as support for the defendant’s defense team. If you are careful, it could work to support your claims.