How can I prove who was at-fault for my head-on collision?

In some cases, proving fault for a head-on collision is easy. Let’s take Rita and Ted’s accident as an example. Since Ted was driving on the wrong side of the road, we can see he was obviously at-fault.

However, in other cases, liability can be more difficult to determine. For example, if two cars are driving on either side of a road divided by a yellow line and both cars pass the center line, it can be difficult to prove which party held more fault.

In this case, we can have an accident reconstruction expert examine the cars for the impact point and recreate the accident to determine where either car was at the time of impact.

We can also collect other forms of proof such as the following to establish liability:

  • The police report
  • Photos
  • Surveillance video
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Breathalyzer testing
  • Cell phone records

What damages can I recover after a head-on collision?

Head-on collisions are often quite severe. Your damages might include:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Loss of property
  • Disfigurement, disability, and long-term care if your injuries have long-term consequences
  • Funeral expenses, mental anguish, and loss of consortium, guidance, support, and services in wrongful death cases
Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.