Wrong Way Drivers Cause Severe Accidents
Causes of Wrong Way Accidents
Of all the types of accidents that may occur, collisions involving wrong way drivers can be the most dangerous. Many people wonder how a driver can end up going the wrong way on a highway. Many of this type of accidents occur at night and visibility can affect a driver’s perception of traffic signals and signs. Additionally, in many wrong-way driving cases, impairment is a likely cause. Impaired driving due to drinking, drugs, or sleepiness, can cause drivers to have reduced cognitive abilities. The result is that they make decisions that are dangerous to themselves and others. Unfortunately, accidents caused by wrong way drivers are usually very severe. Serious injuries and death may be possible due to these very hazardous crashes.
What to Do After an Accident
If you were injured in an accident, you may require extensive medical treatment and a lengthy recovery. When the accident was due to the negligence of a wrong-way driver, it is advisable to speak with a personal injury attorney. The negligent party is responsible for your medical costs and other damages. The insurance company may want to offer you a settlement. Do not accept any offers until you talk to a lawyer, because the payment may not be enough to cover your needs.
If you or a family member were severely hurt in an accident caused by another driver, you may be entitled to file a claim. Contact the skilled legal team at Udall Shumway PLC to schedule a consultation today.
This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding Wrong Way Drivers, or any other personal injury, please feel free to contact Brian T. Allen at 480.461.5335, log on to udallshumway.com, or contact an attorney in your area. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.