Wrong Way Accidents
Wrong Way Accidents
When you are driving and are confronted with a set of headlights in your lane, headed directly towards you, it can be a harrowing experience to say the least. In spite of large warning signs shouting “Do Not Enter”, approximately 350 people die in wrong way driving accidents every year, according to the United States Department of Transportation. Driving the wrong way constitutes negligence and those that have suffered injury or loss of a loved one are protected under the law. The experienced Morristown car accident attorneys at the Leonard Legal Group recover just compensation for victims of wrong way accidents.
The National Transportation Safety Board reports several common characteristics of wrong way driving accidents, including the following:
Those who have suffered injury in an accident due to another person’s negligence are protected under personal injury law. If the accident is a result of another driver’s reckless or irresponsible behavior, including operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or driving the wrong way on the roadway, that constitutes legal negligence.
Injured victims filing a personal injury claim may seek compensatory damages for the injuries they sustained as a result of the wrong way accident. Compensatory damages reimburse the injured victim for the harm they sustained from the accident, with the goal of restoring that individual to the condition they were in prior to the accident. Compensation in a personal injury claim may include any of the following:
While medical bills and lost earnings have an exact monetary value, other damages such as emotional pain and suffering and mental anguish, are immeasurable. The value of these losses are then estimated by the courts.
Being involved in a wrong way accident can be traumatic and result in serious injuries or death. Recover just compensation for your injuries and other losses. At the Leonard Legal Group, our experienced accident attorneys fight on behalf of injured victims and hold the negligent parties accountable. Our knowledgeable team is available to answer your questions and discuss your legal options. Contact our office today at 973-984-1414 or contact us online to arrange a confidential consultation to discuss your case.
Phone: (973) 984-1414
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Morristown, NJ 07960
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Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417