Boca Raton Injury Attorneys Know Wrong-Way Accidents Lead to Devastating Consequences
More than 50 years of combined experience on your side after an accident
In recent years, the incidence of wrong-way driver accidents has increased dramatically. Car accidents, in general, cause thousands of serious injuries and deaths each year. Wrong-way accidents, in particular, often result in death due to the head-on nature and high speeds involved in such crashes. At Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A. our Boca Raton accident attorneys assist victims and their families seeking to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and emotional distress following a wrong-way collision. We won’t stop until you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Understanding wrong-way driver accidents
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) defines wrong-way collisions as those that occur due to a vehicle traveling on divided highways or access ramps in the opposite direction from the legal flow of traffic. The NTSB has been investigating wrong-way crashes for quite some time. According to a recent report, from 2004 through 2009, there were 1,566 wrong-way crashes on divided highways that resulted in at least one fatality.
In addition to causing multiple fatalities each year, wrong-way collisions also cause serious injuries including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fractured bones
- Lacerations and contusions
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
Regardless of what type of injury you’ve suffered, our accident attorneys are experienced at gathering witness and expert testimony and utilizing accident reconstruction techniques to help you support your claims.
Common causes of wrong-way driver accidents
The most common contributing factors to wrong-way collisions include:
- Driving under the influence – Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) often causes drivers to have impaired judgement and vision and fail to follow posted road signs.
- Poor road signage – Many wrong-way crashes occur at night and small, unlit signs do not provide adequate warning particularly in regards to access ramps.
- Elderly drivers – According to statistics, one of the largest age groups involved in wrong-way accidents are drivers aged 70 and older.
We take the time to investigate and analyze all of the circumstances surrounding your accident to establish a sound legal strategy designed to help you achieve the best possible results.
Turn to our respected Boca Raton auto accident attorneys if you’ve been in an accident with a wrong-way driver
At Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A., our primary goal is to provide the legal advice and support you need to understand your options and make the best decisions for you and your family. We offer compassionate support and tenacious legal advocacy against wrong-way drivers. To schedule a free consultation at our Boca Raton office, call 561-293-2600 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout South Florida in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.