Ohio Wrong Way Accidents

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.

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Cleveland Office:
850 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
Cincinnati Office:
36 East 7th Street, Suite 2610
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Cleveland East Office:
15 1/2 N. Franklin Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Columbus Office:
35 E. Gay Street,
Suite 226
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Chesterland Office:
12768 Chillicothe Rd., Suite 210
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
Toledo Office:
5055 Enterprise Blvd., Suite 1204
Toledo, Ohio 43612
Cincinnati Office:
1095 Nimitzview Dr., Suite 403
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Lexington Office:
1900 Cambridge Drive, Suite 101
Lexington, KY 40504
Louisville Office:
2950 Breckenridge Ln, Suite 13-100
Louisville, KY 40220

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