Wrong Way Accident
Jed Dietrich, Esq. Strives to Provide the Highest Level of Personal Injury Service and Fights to Obtain the Best Results for Buffalo, New York Wrong Way Car Accident Injury Claims.
Driving the wrong way down a one-way road, on-ramp or highway can have catastrophic results. When cars are traveling at high speeds in opposing directions, the resulting head-on collision can cause serious injury or death. Drivers have an obligation to be aware of road signs, to follow the rules of the road, and to behave in a manner that keeps themselves and other drivers safe.
If you, or a loved one, sustained a serious personal injury in a car accident that resulted from someone driving the wrong way on the road, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is here to help. You may be entitled to significant compensation and our team of highly experienced wrong way car accident personal injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York will fight to obtain the best possible result for injury. Call 716-839-3939 to receive a FREE consultation on your case! We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.
A wrong way accident occurs when a driver, usually unknowingly, drives down a one-way street, highway, or highway on-ramp and collides with a car that is driving in the proper direction. The Federal Highway Administration says that wrong way accidents account for 300 to 400 car accident fatalities every year. While this may be considered a low number of fatalities, the FHWA also says that because wrong way driving crashes often involve head-on collisions or sideswipe accidents at relatively high speeds, they tend to be more severe than other types of crashes.
Often the driver has no idea they have driven the wrong way and have accelerated to highway speed or are accelerating on a ramp at the time of impact. This can have devastating results.
Wrong way accidents can have a variety of causes:
- Impaired vision due to darkness, fog or another natural inhibitor;
- Impaired awareness as a result of lack of sleep;
- Impaired awareness as a result of intoxication; and
- Distracted driving.
In all of these scenarios, it is the fault of the wrong way driver for failing to comply with the rules of the road or to drive with adequate caution. Drivers going the right way are often caught off guard by wrong way drivers—as it is simply unexpected. This can impact reaction time and prevent the driver going the right way from taking quick defensive action to protect themselves.
Despite the element of surprise, however, there are ways all drivers can work to prevent wrong way accidents. All drivers can:
- Avoid driving if too tired;
- Find another way home while under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Limit distractions behind the wheel, such as cell phones;
- Use proper headlights during inclement weather; and
- Be aware and drive defensively, knowing that anything can happen at any time.
Many insurance companies and local agencies provide defensive driving courses to help you expect the unexpected while driving. Taking these classes can help keep you and your loved ones safe and assist you in creating a fast plan should the worst occur. In the case of avoiding or mitigating the impact of a wrong way accident, defensive driving may be the only possible response.
If you, or someone you love, suffered a serious personal injury or death in a wrong way car accident, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, can help. Our team of Buffalo, New York wrong way car accident injury lawyers will approach your case with diligence and determination. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of lawyers and paralegals will thoroughly investigate your case to determine liability and attempt to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by going online or calling us at 716-839-3939. Call NOW!
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As the FHWA stated, wrong way accidents can cause serious injuries because the cars that collide are typically moving at top speed. The injuries that are often sustained include:
- Traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions;
- Internal injuries;
- Neck and back injuries;
- Lacerations; and
Wrong way accidents typically require emergency medical care. Emergency room visits, surgical procedures and hospitals stays can create an enormous financial burden on a family. Some of the ongoing costs of a wrong way accident include:
- Emergency room care, surgical care and hospital care;
- Loss of wages due to missed work;
- Diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, MRIs and CT-scans;
- Rehabilitation, physical therapy and possible home care; and
- Funeral costs, especially if the decedent did not possess a life insurance policy.
If you, or a loved one, were involved in a wrong way car accident and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, or even wrongful death.
The financial burdens of a car accident can often seem insurmountable. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we understand the pain that your family must be feeling following a wrong way car accident and we are here to help relieve some of the burden. If the wrong way accident was the fault of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your resulting injuries. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today to learn more! Our highly experienced team of Buffalo, New York car accident injury lawyers will handle your case with care and compassion while fighting tenaciously in our attempt to win for you! New York Super Lawyer, Jed Dietrich, Esq., and his highly experienced team will fight to hold the person responsible for your injuries accountable. Call us today at 716-839-3939 and let us begin the fight for you!
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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!