Representing Victims Of Wrong Way Driving Negligence
Whether caused by a driver entering a freeway via the exit lane or by one trying to pass another on a narrow two-lane road, the odds of fatal injury in a wrong-way collision are 75 percent.
If you have sustained a serious injury in a wrong way collision caused by another’s negligence, you should consult one of the experienced attorneys at Crandall & Pera Law. We have an impressive record of negotiated settlements and jury verdicts that attests to our success in helping automobile accident victims. Call us today to learn more.
What Causes Wrong Way Accidents?
Statistics from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that approximately 350 people are killed each year in wrong-way crashes on freeways in the United States. Contributing factors in wrong way accidents may include:
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Visual impairments on behalf of the driver
- Visual impairments caused by overgrown foliage
- Poorly marked roadways and signs
- Lack of signage
- Poor lighting
- Loss of control of the vehicle, leading a driver to cross a median
Proving Fault In A Wrong Way Accident Case
It seems reasonable that a driver who negligently turns into a freeway exit ramp should be fully responsible for any consequences. However, loss of control that causes a vehicle to leave its lane and cross a median into oncoming traffic could well be caused by factors other than negligence, such as a tire blowout or a sideswipe caused by another case.
Were You Or A Loved One Seriously Injured?
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