Wrong Way Car Accidents By Moody Law | Personal Injury Attorneys on June 29, 2021

car accidentWrong way car accidents, or head-on collisions, are one of the more rare types of vehicle crashes. Unfortunately, even though these accidents do not happen as frequently as others, the damages they cause tend to be much worse, with most resulting in catastrophic injuries or death.

Wrong way car accident victims are likely to be burdened by costly medical expenses, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering. Individuals in Lakeland, FL, Winter Haven, FL, and surrounding areas who have been injured in a wrong way accident can work with car accident lawyer Daniel D. Moody to pursue financial compensation for their losses.

When Are Wrong Way Car Accidents Most Likely?

A wrong way car accident can occur when one vehicle is traveling down the road in the wrong direction, or the opposite of oncoming traffic. While these types of accidents can happen at any time, they are more likely to happen at night or during the weekend. The reasons that wrong way accidents are more common during these time frames are that driver visibility is limited at night (which makes it easier to miss a road sign or misread an intersection), and drunk driving (a leading cause of wrong way accidents) occurs more frequently at night and on the weekend.

Causes of Wrong Way Car Accidents

Most drivers are able to determine the correct flow of traffic and stay in the appropriate lane, which is why wrong way car accidents are so rare. When a wrong way accident occurs, it is often because the driver was impaired in some capacity, or they failed to pay attention to the road. Common causes of wrong way car accidents include:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Texting while driving, and other forms of distracted driving
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Disoriented drivers (most often the elderly)

Wrong way accidents are not always completely the fault of a driver. They can also be caused by poor intersection design, inadequate roadway lighting, or inadequate or confusing road signage.

Wrong Way Accident Injuries

When a vehicle is traveling the wrong way down the road, they face other cars head-on. This leaves other drivers with little chance to maneuver or defend themselves. Since the front of the car does not have a lot of protection, wrong way accidents are often catastrophic, resulting in injuries such as:

  • Head trauma, including traumatic brain injury
  • Neck injury
  • Traumatic spinal cord injury
  • Broken bones
  • Chest/thoracic trauma

Other Accident Damages

Physical injuries are usually only one source of loss for our Lakeland clients. In the aftermath of a wrong way accident victims are likely to suffer substantial financial losses related to:

  • Medical expenses
  • Cost of on-going therapy and/or rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished wage earning capacity

Accident victims can work with Daniel D. Moody to go after liable parties for financial losses such as these, as well as non-economic losses like pain and suffering.

Contact Us Today

Car accident lawyer Daniel D. Moody has helped countless injury victims collect compensation for accident losses, and he can do the same for you. To discuss your case and consider your best course of legal action, send us a message online, or call our law firm at (863) 284-9090.

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Daniel D. Moody, J.D., B.C.S.

Moody Law, P.A.

Moody Law was founded by Daniel D. Moody for the sole and exclusive purpose of representing the injured. Our main office is centrally located next to the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow, FL, serving Lakeland, Winter Haven, and all the other communities of Polk County.  Some of Mr. Moody’s honors, memberships, and associations include:

  • The Florida Bar Board Certification – Civil Trial Specialist
  • AV PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Life-member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Attorneys of America – Rue Rating Lifetime Charter Member
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call (863) 733-9090.

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