Wrong – Way Drivers Car Accidents
Wrong-way accidents occur when a vehicle travels opposite to the legal flow of traffic on a highway, divided street, or on exit/entrance ramps. According to the Federal Highway Administration, wrong-way drivers kill on average 300-400 people a year and account for 3% of accidents annually. Even though this number is low, wrong-way accidents are often more severe than other types of accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to a wrong-way driver, we at Agruss Law Firm are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected, and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses.
Driver error is the most common cause of wrong-way accidents, but 50-75% of all wrong way drivers are under the influence of drugs, alcohols, medications, or a combination. Other causes of wrong-way driving include:
- Distracted driving
- Driver confusion
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
- Poor ramp design
- Lack of proper signage
- Poor visibility
Wrong-way accidents are almost always head-on or side-swipe collisions. Injuries are often catastrophic, and fatalities are common. The types of injuries sustained in wrong-way accidents include:
- Fractured and crushed bones
- Spinal injuries and paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding
Recovery from a wrong-way accident can be a long, difficult, painful process, with multiple surgeries, rehabilitation, and down-time. If you were involved in a wrong-way collision, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering from not only the at-fault driver, but possibly the municipality where the accident occurred. Let an experienced attorney review your case and get you all that you’re entitled to.
We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to a wrong-way driver, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.