Head-on Auto Accidents
Contrary to what many many believe, there is no such thing as a slam-dunk auto accident case. Every auto accident case requires careful investigation and accident reconstruction, often in addition to expert testimony and other resources. This is particularly true of head-on auto accidents, in which fault for the accident may be difficult to determine (even if it seems obvious to the victim of the accident).
The personal injury attorneys of Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., have extensive experience and exceptional skill in handling auto accident cases, from the relatively straightforward to the extremely complex. Because the attorneys are experts in identifying acts of negligence and presenting compelling evidence of this negligence, they are able to present the strongest cases possible on behalf of clients. Their record of successful verdicts and settlements is a testament to their knowledge, resources, and sheer tenacity.
As experts in head-on auto accidents, the attorneys of Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., are uniquely qualified to handle auto accident cases that other law firms may turn away. If you or a member of your family has been seriously injured in a head-on auto accident, or if you have tragically lost a family member in a head-on auto accident, contact Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., a personal injury law firm serving Brooklyn and surrounding areas.
About Head-on Auto Accidents
Head-on auto accidents can occur due to any number of reasons, including:
- A driver swerving into the opposite lane of traffic
- A driver making an illegal turn onto a one-way street
- A driver becoming disoriented by the lights of oncoming traffic
- Driver distraction, fatigue, or recklessness
- The influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- A driver driving the wrong way to elude law enforcement
- A driver attempting to pass another vehicle when it is unsafe or illegal to do so
The auto accident attorneys of Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., handle the full range of head-on auto accident claims, regardless of the cause of the accident.
What if you are partly at fault for the head-on auto accident?
First, even if you suspect that you are partly at fault for your head-on auto accident, do not admit your suspicion to anyone except your attorney. If you decide to hire the personal injury lawyers of Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., the attorneys will carefully evaluate your case to determine who is at fault and to what degree. It may turn out that you were in no way actually at fault, or perhaps at fault to a lesser degree than you thought.
Even if it turns out that you were partially at fault, you may still be able to recover damages. New York is a pure comparative negligence state. This means that you can recover damages in proportion to the degree to which the defendant was at fault. The court will assign both parties a degree of fault in such scenarios. If the defendant was, for example, 70 percent at-fault for the accident, you would be entitled to up to 70 percent of the amount necessary to cover your losses and expenses that resulted from the accident.
Schedule an Evaluation of Your Case
To schedule an evaluation of your head-on auto accident case, please contact Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., a leading personal injury law firm, today.