What to Do If You’ve Been Hurt in a Wrong Way Accident
You may have seen the story on the news. Earlier this year, a wrong-way driver in Tampa caused a motorcycle accident that led to a fatality. The driver, who was identified as being a man in his 80s, was traveling in the wrong direction on a major highway.
Although wrong-way accidents aren’t very common, they do happen. These types of accidents can happen for any number of reasons. In some cases, it’s because the driver is under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. In other cases, the driver may have been impaired due to taking legal prescription medication.
Regardless as to the cause of a wrong-way collision, the injuries that are sustained in this type of crash can be devastating.
If you or someone you care for has been injured due to a car accident or motorcycle accident with a wrong-way driver, you’ll want to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
What causes wrong-way accidents?
Although drugs and/or alcohol are common causes of these types of collisions, they can happen due to a number of reasons.
- Poor visibility
- Insufficient signage
- Distracted drivers
- Poorly marked freeway on/off ramps
- Drivers who are unfamiliar with local roads
- Insufficient sleep / Insomnia
Why You Need to Speak with A Reputable Lawyer
There are dozens of Naples Law Firms that can help clients with personal injury lawsuits, not all law firms are created alike. The most important thing for you to do is to find a lawyer that dedicates most of their practice to personal injury law.
This will help ensure that you’re being represented by a lawyer that has a proven track record of getting their clients the level of compensation they deserve. Remember, compensation in this type of case is about more than helping you cover immediate medical expenses. It should cover costs of long-term care, medications, time off work, pain and suffering, and in some cases, compensation for activities that you once enjoyed that you’re no longer able to participate in.
If you were an active distance runner, but you sustained an injury that prevents you from enjoying your passion for running for weeks, months or for the rest of your life, that needs to be factored into a settlement offer.
For more information on how personal injury lawsuits work, how much your case might be worth or to schedule a free, no-hassle consultation, call the Law Office of Marc L. Shapiro today to get started.