Representing Victims of Wrong Way Drivers
People traveling to destinations north or south of Boston may take the I-495 highway that curves to the west around Boston to bypass traffic in the city. Traffic in Boston is worse than ever, as stated in an article in Boston.com. According to some reports, people are driving even more aggressively – speeding, tailgating, and weaving in and out of traffic. Drivers are using the far right lane for a fast lane, making it dangerous to merge onto highways, and using the far left lane for a travel lane instead of for passing. In addition to these dangerous driving behaviors, wrong way drivers can cause serious head-on collisions.
What Types of Negligence Cause Wrong Way Car Accidents?
Negligent drivers cause most wrong way accidents. Poor road design and inadequate signage may also contribute to this type of crash. Clover leaf road designs could be confusing to some drivers. Common causes of wrong way accidents that involve driver error include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted or inattentive driving
- Drowsy driving
- Unfamiliarity with roadways
- Passing vehicles on the wrong side of the road
- Speeding or reckless driving maneuvers that cause the driver to lose control
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How Could Wrong Way Accidents Be Prevented?
Some states have begun to take measures to help prevent wrong way accidents, including:
- Flashing “Wrong Way” signs to get drivers’ attention in elevated risk areas
- Spikes or concrete structures to keep wrong way vehicles from entering
- Better lighting in high wrong way risk areas
- Arrows or the words “WRONG WAY” painted on the pavement
- Sensors and surveillance to detect wrong way vehicles
- Doing away with clover leaf patterns and developing better road designs
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Who Can Be a Victim of a Wrong Way Accident and What Types of Injuries Can they Sustain?
Other motorists on the roadway can be victims of wrong way drivers. This type of collision often happens at high speeds. Drivers and passengers of other vehicles can suffer serious injuries in a head-on collision with a driver traveling in the wrong direction. Common injuries in wrong way accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury and paralysis
- Internal organ damage
- Bone fractures
- Ligament and joint injuries
- Back and neck injuries
What Types of Compensation Are Available for Wrong Way Traffic Crashes?
Victims of wrong way accidents caused by someone else’s negligence are entitled to seek compensation for their injuries. Damages available in an accident claim may include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages or earnings
- Loss of future earning potential
- Property damage
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Mental anguish
Do You Need a Lawyer After a Wrong Way Crash?
Wrong way accidents are among the deadliest types of collisions. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a crash caused by a wrong-way driver, your best course of action is to consult with an experienced Boston personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Effective legal representation will give you your best chance of recovering full compensation for your losses. Insurance companies are in business for profit. Their goal is to minimize their payout or deny your claim altogether.
Why Choose DiBella Law Offices, P.C.?
Our firm was established in 2007. Founding attorney Christopher DiBella has been practicing for nearly two decades. He has been named among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, listed among Massachusetts Super Lawyers®, and named among the Top 10 personal injury lawyers in Massachusetts by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.
We offer a free consultation. After a serious collision, call DiBella Law Offices, P.C. at (617) 870-0907 to find out how we can help.