Experienced Ohio Lawyers Representing Victims of Wrong Way Driving Negligence
Knowledgeable legal counsel for victims of serious car accidents in Ohio
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 seventy-five percent. The combined energy of cars colliding head-on is equivalent to either car hitting a fixed object at twice its speed. Not only are there few survivors in head-on accidents, but those who do survive almost always suffer catastrophic injuries.
If you have sustained a serious injury in a wrong way collision caused by another’s negligence, you should consult one of the Ohio auto accident 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 Accident 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. A skilled car accident attorney works toward determining causation in order to ensure the maximum compensation to you for your injuries.
Let our Ohio lawyers obtain you justice after a wrong way accident
If you have been injured, or a loved one injured or killed in a wrong way accident, let us help you prepare a case as soon as possible. A qualified Ohio automobile accident attorney can also help by being the point of contact between you and all other parties, including other drivers’ insurance companies and claims adjusters, and by overseeing the collection and evaluation of all the medical information and investigative reports necessary for your claim.
Please call us at 877-686-8879 or fill out our convenient contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with an Ohio auto accident lawyer. Our team sees clients at any of our five Ohio law offices, conveniently located in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Chesterland, and Chagrin Falls.