Wrong Way Accidents
Skilled accident attorneys successfully recover just compensation for victims
Almost 1,500 wrong way driving accidents took place on Florida roadways in 2015, resulting in nearly as many injuries, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). The number of wrong way crashes continues to climb, with more than one third of drivers and passengers involved in wrong way accidents suffering injury. The skilled accident attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP advocate for victims of wrong way driving accidents, successfully recovering just compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering.
Causes of wrong way accidents
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) reports that in 51 percent of wrong way crashes in 2015, the driver condition noted on citations and crash reports was “normal”. In 21 percent of wrong way crashes, the driver was noted as under the influence of medication, alcohol, or drugs. In three percent of wrong way accidents, the driver was noted as asleep or fatigued. The DHSMV reported that those trends also held true for wrong way accidents in 2013 and 2014.
Personal injury law protects accident victims
While personal injury law protects those who have been injured in accidents, there is one key component that must be demonstrated in all personal injury claims: negligence. The accident itself must have been the result of negligent behavior, such as behaving recklessly or irresponsibly, without regard for safety.
What type of compensation can I receive from a wrong way accident?
In filing a personal injury claim, the injured victim seeks compensatory damages for the injuries they sustained as a result of an accident, whether that is a slip and fall accident or a wrong way driving accident. The purpose of compensatory damages is to reimburse the victim for the harm they have suffered as a result of the accident, essentially restoring that individual to the state they were prior to the accident. Compensation in a personal injury claim may include:
- medical expenses that are a result of the accident
- pain and suffering
- mental anguish
- lost earnings due to time away from work
- lost sick and/or vacation time
- loss of consortium or companionship
Some damages, including medical bills and lost earnings, have an exact monetary value. Other damages, including emotional pain and suffering and mental anguish, are immeasurable and the value of these must be estimated by the courts.
You deserve compensation for the injuries you sustained
When you have been injured in a wrong way driving accident, you have the right to recover compensation for your physical injuries, mental suffering, and other losses. Let us help you receive the compensation you deserve. The experienced accident attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP skillfully represent Florida accident victims, holding negligent parties accountable. To arrange for a free case review to discuss your wrong way accident, contact our office at 844-443-3529 or online. The attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP, represent a diverse clientele, with multilingual services available in Arabic, Creole, Greek, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and other languages.