Helping Accident Victims Recover What They Need After A Rear-End Or Head-On Crash

When car accidents occur, the consequences can be devastating and deadly. This is particularly true for head-on and rear-end crashes. The forces that act on drivers and passengers in these situations can result in devastating injuries as well as the deaths of the ones we love.

At the Law Office of James H. Guest, L.L.C., we have decades of experience providing advice, guidance and aggressive representation to people injured in a wide range of auto accidents. Many of our cases have involved serious injuries stemming from rear-end and head-on crashes in the Denver area as well as elsewhere in Colorado. In many of these cases, we have been achieved successful outcomes for clients.

Even in your darkest hour, the attorneys at our law firm are there for you, helping you at every stage of the legal process, handling all of your needs and making sure the compensation you receive is fair.

Two Types Collisions, Two Different Outcomes

Though rear-end and head-on accidents are both serious types of motor vehicle crashes, each can have a very different outcome that can greatly affect the amount of compensation a victim or a victim's family seeks from the at-fault party.

Rear-End Crashes

Rear-end crashes occur when the front end of one vehicle collides with the back end of another vehicle. These are usually the result of driver negligence — such as driving while distracted — though they can also occur because of weather conditions, poor maintenance of roads or bad road design. In most rear-end cases, the driver who strikes the back end of another vehicle is almost always at fault for the crash.

Don't be fooled: Just because a rear-end collision occurs at a low speed does not mean a victim won't come away from the crash without injuries. Even low-speed collisions can result in serious injuries such as:

  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Collarbone and sternum injuries (from seat belts locking up)

High-speed crashes can result in even more devastating injuries including:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Closed head injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Serious burn injuries (from car fires)
  • Severe scarring and disfigurement

Because these types of injuries may require extensive surgeries and long hospital stays, or result in permanent disability and the need for long-term care, insurance settlements must be tailored to fit a victim's needs.

Head-On Collisions

Just like rear-end crashes, head-on collisions are often the result of one driver's negligent or reckless actions. From distractions and fatigue to intoxication and other impairments, head-on collisions occur because something causes one vehicle to cross the centerline, which results in a catastrophic collision with another vehicle.

Even with seat belts, air bag deployment and other safety precautions, serious and catastrophic injuries are still possible, leaving drivers and passengers in need of immediate and extensive medical attention. Unfortunately, not all head-on collisions end this way. Many are fatal collisions that can result in steep burial and funeral costs in addition to tremendous grief, loss of companionship, loss of financial support, and pain and suffering.

After the accident, an investigation will be started to determine who was at fault. Once this is determined, we can take action against the party whose negligence caused your injuries.

We Seek Personalized Settlements That Meet Your Needs

We don't believe in one-size-fits-all settlements at the Law Office of James H. Guest, L.L.C. Our clients' needs are as diverse as our clients themselves, which is why we get to know each of our clients to better understand their needs so we can seek maximum compensation that makes sense for them, not someone else.

Let Us Handle Legal Matters You Focus On Recovering

At the Law Office of James H. Guest, L.L.C., in Denver, we don't just help our clients recover the full and fair compensation they need after a serious car accident, we handle all legal matters — from securing accident reports and medical records to negotiating with the insurance company for maximum compensation.

We handle everything so that your focus remains of getting better, not the stress of dealing with legal matters.

Get A Free Consultation Today

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a rear-end collision or head-on crash, we can help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 303-292-2992 to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingency fee basis — you don't have to pay us a thing unless we recover money for you.