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Road Departure Accident

Road Departure Car Accidents In Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq. is a Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Buffalo, New York Representing Road Departure Car Accident Victims.

The team of experienced attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will aggressively pursue damages from responsible parties and hold them accountable for your injuries in a car accident involving a vehicle that left the road.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in a vehicle that went off of the road due to someone else’s negligence, you want the best personal injury lawyer in Buffalo, New York to get you the compensation that you deserve. Over 30 times insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York car accident lawyers $1,000,000.00, or more, on behalf of their clients. They will battle to obtain the best possible result for YOU!

Victim’s Legal Right To Compensation Car off the road

When a car driver drives off the road, striking a stationary object or getting stuck in a ditch, it can lead to catastrophic results for the victims, who are often pedestrians, bike riders or car occupants.

The victim in such a case usually has a legal right for compensation from the at-fault driver as well as any third parties that may have contributed to the driver’s loss of control and the departure of the vehicle from the road.

Depending on the facts and circumstances of the car accident, it may also be possible hold the car manufacturer or a government authority partly or fully responsible for the victim’s injuries.

In road departure car accidents, the vehicle typically crosses the lane markers and veers away from their designated lane or side of the road. Sometimes the car may even roll over, resulting in severe injuries or even death of the car occupants, pedestrians or others who get hit by the out-of-control vehicle.

At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in Buffalo, New York, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his competent and highly experienced legal team will fight for damages on your behalf from the drivers, third parties and insurance companies that may have contributed to your personal injuries or the death of a loved one. Road departure car accident attorney Jed Dietrich, Esq. has successfully obtained more than $150 million on behalf of his injured clients in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York and Rochester, New York. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation.

Road Departures – High Risk Of Devastating Accidents

According the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2015, about 13,000 people were killed in crashes involving a single vehicle that was run off the road and other types of collisions when a passenger car unintentionally veered off the designated lane.

When a car departs uncontrollably from the roadway, the risk of a vehicle rollover is particularly high. This occurs when the car “trips” while hitting an obstacle or gets propelled up or down an embankment.

Rollovers typically have a higher fatality rate compared to other types of car crashes. That is one of the key reasons why road departure car accidents in Buffalo, New York often result in devastating outcomes for the victims. If you, or a loved one, were the victim of a road departure accident through no fault of your own, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, and his team of highly experienced aggressive, tenacious and hardworking car accident attorneys in Buffalo, New York today at 716-839-3939 so that they can fight for the best result and compensation that you deserve.

Causes Of A Car Exiting The Roadway

Excessive speed is a major cause of a road departure auto accident in Buffalo, New York. If a car travels at a speed higher than what the road was designed for, it can be difficult for the driver to maintain control. This is particularly true when the car approaches a bend or a curve. These accidents occur almost in equal number during the day and night.

However, speeding is not the only cause of these types of accidents where the car runs off the road. Other causes may include:

  1. The car driver is drowsy or under the influence of alcohol, drugs or another toxic substance, causing them to be incapacitated;
  2. The pavement is wet or icy, contributing the vehicle’s loss of control and direction;
  3. There is an obstruction on the road (such as debris), and the driver tries to swerve in order to avoid it;
  4. Distracted driving, where the driver is talking on cell phone, sending or reading a text message or performing another non-driving activity; and
  5. Tire blowout, steering failure or another type of vehicle breakdown, causing the car to be driven off the road, into another car and so on.

If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a road departure car accident in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York or Rochester, New York, you should call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., a law firm recognized as a Best Law Firm of America. Our dedicated team led by highly experienced and top rated personal injury lawyer Jed Dietrich, Esq. will pursue your claim aggressively to ensure that you receive the compensation that you rightfully deserve. Contact us today at 716-839-3939. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you.

Driver’s Negligence In Buffalo, New York Road Departure Car Accidents

In many cases, road departure car crashes may only involve one vehicle that results in a personal injury to the driver and/or other occupants of the car. Although the precise cause of this type of accident may be hard to determine, the injured passengers of the vehicle will typically have a valid legal claim for damages against the negligent driver. That driver’s insurance company would typically pay for damages to the victim.

In Buffalo, New York, victims can choose the very experienced and accomplished personal injury lawyer, Jed Dietrich, Esq. for representation. The aggressive, tenacious and hardworking team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will focus on proving the negligence of the driver to hold them responsible for the victims’ injuries and losses.

Common types of driver negligence in these accidents may include:

  1. The driver sleeping behind the wheel due to fatigue;
  2. A driver becoming distracted;
  3. A driver being impaired and under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  4. A driver failing to negotiate turns or curves due to carelessness or too fast driving; and
  5. A driver failing to make necessary adjustments when driving in bad weather or wet or icy road conditions.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has successfully represented victims in personal injury cases involving road departure car crashes in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; throughout New York State and beyond.

Call our office today at 716-839-3939 to schedule an appointment and to learn about your best legal options, if you have suffered injuries due to another’s fault in a road departure auto accident. Our team of Buffalo, New York car accident lawyers are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Negligence Of Third Parties Leading To A Road Departure Car Crash

In addition to the driver’s negligence, additional causes, such as a badly designed roadway, mechanical failure or defective tires may contribute to a road departure crash.

In such cases, the attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can pursue a claim of negligence against the car or tire manufacturer, a municipality or New York State on behalf of the injured parties.

New York State or municipal government negligence in such accidents may include:

  1. Poor lighting on the road;
  2. Missing barriers or guardrails;
  3. Ditches or bad road surfaces due to poor maintenance;
  4. No installation of rumble strips to warn drivers of an increased risk of road departure accidents; or
  5. Safety edges on the roadway that are missing, which could reduce a steep drop-off.

Call Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of top rated Buffalo, New York car accident trial attorneys today so that they can evaluate your claim and battle the insurance companies for the best result and compensation that you deserve. Contact us today at 716-839-3939.

Road Departure Protection Systems Road Departure Protection System

Some of the latest automated driver assistance systems are designed to minimize the risk of roadway departure accidents. If the car is crossing the road boundary, the chassis motion sensors and electronic stability control sensors (ECS) can identify the activity.

The Road Departure Protection System then utilizes the existing ECS system to immediately apply the brakes to reduce the speed of the vehicle to help avoid a terrible head on collision or any other type of collision. At the same time, the system may warn the driver and help steer the car back into the appropriate lane.

If you were injured in a road departure car, truck or SUV accident, call us NOW at 716-839-3939!


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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