Head-On Collision Attorneys Serving Buffalo
The experience to get real results in high-stakes cases
There is nothing scarier for a driver than the sight of a vehicle coming at you head-on. These types of collisions can cause devastating and unfortunately often fatal injuries. In the aftermath of a head-on collision, it’s normal to feel lost, overwhelmed, and unsure about what to do next. The right head-on collision lawyer can make all the difference.
The Law Offices of James Morris has helped numerous people in Buffalo and throughout Western New York navigate some of the most difficult circumstances of their lives. We know how to get to the bottom of what happened and what to do next. Schedule your free consultation with a Buffalo head-on collision attorney you can trust.
When two cars crash head-on, negligence is almost always to blame
Head-on collisions can happen on main highways like US 62 or NY-130, and on rural roads and even side streets throughout Western New York.
Two common causes of head-on collisions are driving drunk and falling asleep at the wheel. Impaired or fatigued drivers often drift into the oncoming lane, with potentially deadly consequences. However, you may have also been hit head-on by someone who was distracted, unfamiliar with the area, or driving too fast and lost control of their vehicle. The use of a cell phone to text or dial can also result in a head-on crash.
The point is that someone was going the wrong way, and the consequences are devastating. Head-on collisions can cause severe injuries, especially at highway speeds, because of the combined force of two cars traveling in opposite directions. Traumatic brain injuries, loss of limbs, internal organ damage, broken bones, and other life-altering injuries are common. Your road to recovery may involve extensive medical treatment, surgery, physical therapy, and more.
Unfortunately, that also means the insurance companies have every incentive to pay you as little as possible.
We know how to investigate and hold the at-fault driver accountable
When two cars crash head-on, the at-fault driver is typically the driver who was going the wrong way or drifted into the oncoming lane. However, witnesses might disagree on which car caused the accident, and physical evidence from the scene may be unclear. Needless to say, the insurance companies will interpret this information in whatever manner best protects their bottom line. For them, that’s just good business. For us, it’s personal.
We know how to thoroughly investigate head-on collisions, interview witnesses, analyze accident reports, and when necessary, hire accident reconstructionists and other experts who can help us determine what happened. Our goal is simple: to hold the other driver accountable and get you full compensation for all your costs, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We will relentlessly negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, and if they won’t pay, we are ready file a lawsuit on your behalf and take them to trial.
The sooner you talk to an experienced attorney, the better
Head-on collision cases are often won and lost based on thorough investigation and evidence. That’s why getting an attorney on your side as soon as possible is critical. We need to start our investigation before evidence is washed away by weather and witnesses become difficult to track down. In addition, we can start handling the insurance company on your behalf so that you can focus on your recovery – and they can’t trick you into saying something that could undermine your case.
If you’re worried about the cost of hiring an attorney, we work on contingency. That means you don’t pay us up front or out of pocket. Our fee is a percentage of your eventual settlement or verdict, and if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay us at all. Remember, you only have one shot at a settlement or verdict that covers the full cost of your head-on collision. Don’t go it alone. Make that shot count with the right lawyer.
After a head-on collision in Buffalo or anywhere in Western New York, we are here to help you navigate the path forward. If you were injured or lost a loved one, schedule your free, confidential consultation with an experienced Buffalo car accident attorney.