Gulfport Head-On Collision Lawyer

A head-on collision between two vehicles with visible damage, representing a case for a Gulfport Head-On Collision Lawyer from Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC.

A head-on collision is considered one of the worst types of car accidents a person can experience. The impact of two vehicles hitting “front-to-front” often results in catastrophic injuries or death.

If you have been hospitalized or lost a loved one because of a head-on collision in Mississippi, the driver responsible for the accident may owe you significant compensation to cover your medical bills and other losses. A head-on collision attorney with Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, in Gulfport, Mississippi, can investigate the car accident, and pursue accountability for you.

Contact us at (228) 872-8752 for a free consultation about making things right if a head-on collision has upended your life.

Why Choose Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC for Your Head-on Collision Claim?

If our team handles your head-on collision accident claim, a personal injury lawyer will investigate to determine responsibility for the car crash and identify all insurance coverage that may apply to the head-on accident. We will prepare a full accounting of your losses and pursue all that Mississippi personal injury law says you may seek as compensation in an injury claim.

Head-on collisions often cause severe injuries and catastrophic injuries, which are life-altering. However, big insurance companies typically try to undervalue valid injury claims or dispute them to protect their profit margins. An experienced car accident attorney can stand up for you if the insurance provider refuses to agree to a reasonable settlement of a valid claim. 

We have over two decades of experience successfully litigating car accident claims and other personal injury claims in the Gulf Coast area. If a lawsuit is necessary, an experienced car accident attorney will pursue legal action to maximize your financial recovery.

If you or your loved one needs a dedicated law firm in Gulfport that will stand by your side and do everything possible to help you move forward after a head-on crash, call our legal firm today.

What To Expect After a Head-on Collision Car Accident

Head-on collisions are relatively rare compared to other types of auto accidents, such as rear-end collisions and t-bone collisions. But when they occur, they are more likely to cause catastrophic injuries. When two vehicles strike each other head-on, the force of impact is magnified by the speed and weight of the vehicles. These crashes can be especially horrific when there is a significant difference in the size of the vehicles, such as a collision involving a compact car and a large pick-up truck or SUV.

After a collision at highway speed, it is very likely that the occupants of both vehicles will have serious accident injuries requiring immediate medical attention. Common injuries include:

  • Head trauma
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries involving paralysis
  • Internal organ damage
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Loss of limbs
  • Broken bones 
  • Disfigurement from facial injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Chronic pain.

Many head-on car accidents cause fatal injuries to accident victims. Survivors usually require emergency medical care, surgery, and hospitalization, followed by a lengthy course of rehabilitation. Some victims of head-on collision injuries require adaptive devices to resume daily functions, such as wheelchairs or prosthetics. Some victims face permanent disabilities.

Common Causes of Head-on Collisions

A head-on crash typically occurs when one vehicle crosses the centerline of the highway into the path of an oncoming vehicle. A driver may drift across the centerline due to inattention or drowsiness or lose control in a curve. Sometimes, a driver attempts to pass another vehicle in the left-hand lane and is hit by an oncoming vehicle.

In other cases, a driver makes a wrong turn into oncoming traffic that is headed toward their vehicle — on a one-way street, an interstate ramp, or a parking lot — and causes a collision. 

A driver who makes one of these errors is typically negligent in some manner, such as:

  • Falling asleep behind the wheel
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Improper passing
  • Speeding.

Many wrong-way head-on collisions occur late at night and involve drunk driving or drowsy driving.

Compensation You Might Be Entitled to in a Head-on Collision Claim

If our investigation determines that another driver was at fault for your serious injuries in a head-on collision, we can calculate your costs and losses and demand compensation for you. A serious car accident case may seek compensation for your:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages from missed time at work
  • Losses in future earning capacity
  • Damage to your vehicle
  • Pain and suffering
  • Losses in quality of life
  • Funeral and burial expenses in a wrongful death claim.

How Much Does a Lawyer Charge for a Head-on Collision Case?

Our law firm handles car accident cases on a contingency fee basis. Our law firm never charges out-of-pocket attorney fees to work on a car accident claim. Our fees are a percentage of the compensation we recover for the client. We don’t get paid unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for our client.

Time Limit You Have for a Head-on Collision Lawsuit

To understand the full extent of your injuries and medical expenses after a head-on collision, we must wait until you have reached maximum medical recovery. Then, we can calculate your full costs and losses, including anticipated future medical expenses. We can submit a demand letter to the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier, seeking full and fair compensation.

This may prompt negotiations with the insurance company to try to reach a settlement. If the insurer will not agree to a reasonable settlement, an experienced Gulfport car accident lawyer at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, will be prepared to file a lawsuit and proceed to present your car accident injury case in court.

Mississippi’s statute of limitation requires the filing of personal injury claims within three years of the date of the injury. The court will likely dismiss a lawsuit filed after the three-year deadline without hearing the case.  

In many car accident cases, our attorneys are successful in settling cases without the need for a trial. But each case has its own unique set of facts. It is best to begin work on a claim in a timely manner to preserve evidence before it is lost or deteriorated. 

Find an Experienced Gulfport Car Accident Lawyer Near You

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a serious car accident, you likely face a long and expensive recovery. Seek trusted legal guidance from a knowledgeable Gulfport car accident attorney. At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, we know how difficult and frustrating it is to endure pain and suffering because of preventable car accident injuries caused by due to someone else’s negligence. Reach out to our team by filling out the contact form or calling (228) 872-8752 for legal assistance today.


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    Todd M. Farrar
    Todd has experience representing clients in many areas of law, including hundreds of cases related to serious injuries from car & trucking accidents in Gulfport; criminal defense of DUIs, misdemeanors, and felonies; medical malpractice claims; and a wide range of other serious personal injury matters.

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