When you're in an accident, your health is the primary concern. After you're given the medical care you need, you may start to ask who is going to pay your bills, especially when the accident wasn't your fault. In some cases, you can seek compensation from the person found to be at fault.
For example, the victim, in this case, may want to seek compensation for the medical bills accrued after being involved in a head-on crash. According to the report, two people were hospitalized following an accident on Colorado 96 that resulted in both suffering injuries that required medical treatment.
The story states that a 33-year-old man was the driver of a 1997 Dodge truck that was traveling east on Colorado 96. He was suddenly hit by a 2012 Dodge Avenger headed the wrong way in traffic. According to the news, the 34-year-old woman driving the Avenger was headed west in the eastbound lane, and she did not have her car's headlights on at the time of the crash.
The 33-year-old man suffered injuries and had to be transferred to Parkview Medical Center and then to a hospital in the Denver area. A passenger in his vehicle, a 36-year-old woman, was taken to Parkview Medical Center as well, and she was released. The driver of the Avenger was allegedly taken to Parkview Medical Center for treatment as well, and she was reportedly in fair condition following the crash.
Police believe that alcohol may have been a factor in this accident, which could mean charges for the 34-year-old woman. Witnesses at the scene reported that they saw her driving the wrong direction on the highway, and one witness reportedly drove to the far right side of the road to avoid being struck as well.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftan, "2 hospitalized after head-on crash" Gayle Perez, Jun. 03, 2014