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Zephyrhills, FL Wrong Way Driver Accident Lawyers for Injury & Wrongful Death

When another driver enters the roadway in the wrong direction the safety of everyone traveling alongside them is in jeopardy. Wrong-way driving can be extremely hazardous because it often leads to catastrophic head-on auto collisions that can be deadly.

Most head-on collisions can be attributed to driver distraction in some form or fashion. Injuries from these accidents can include bone fractures, internal injuries, hemorrhaging and contusions, head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other traumatic injuries or death. In order to prove that a wrong-way driver was distracted, several forms of negligence must be proved: Duty, Breach of Duty, Proximate Cause and Injury. All four of these elements must be proved with sufficient evidence to recover compensation for damages. At Whittel & Melton, our staff is more than able to gather facts and evidence on your behalf and build a successful case.

Pasco County Auto Accident Lawyers - Zephyrhills, FL 813-221-3200

Motorists driving the wrong way present an obvious danger to all drivers on Florida’s roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wrong-way driving accidents account for around 1.5 percent of all fatal traffic accidents. Driving the wrong way is often due to another driver’s lapse in judgment whether it is through talking on the phone or texting, eating, drinking, daydreaming or just not paying attention.

Wrong-Way Driving Scenarios that Can Leave You Injured

  1. Entering a one-way street in the wrong direction. This can happen in an area where traffic low is limited to one direction instead of two. This usually takes place on downtown streets or metropolitan areas.
  2. Entering or Exiting the freeway going the wrong way. This is the most common form of wrong-way driving when a motorist travels opposite oncoming traffic when they enter or exit a freeway ramp.
  3. Traveling on the wrong side of the highway. This commonly takes place when people get their directions mixed up or take a wrong exit and are too distracted to watch the road.

Drivers traveling the wrong way can generally be categorized as one of the following:

  • Intoxicated Drivers
  • Intentional Drivers (those looking to avoid clusters of traffic)
  • Inattentive or Distracted Drivers

If you were injured or a loved one was hurt or killed in a Florida automobile collision that was not your fault, you deserve to be justly compensated for your sufferings or loss. Call The Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC statewide and toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529) or tell us about your Florida Personal Injury Claim or Wrongful Death Case online.

When navigating streets and highways of Zephyrhills and throughout the Pasco County area, remember this information regarding potential wrong-way driver situations:

  • Watch ahead of you for possible signs of an oncoming wrong-way driver. This can include swerving to avoid smashing into something or the more obvious, watching for headlights coming from the wrong direction.
  • Try and avoid extended periods of driving in the inside lane on freeways. Curves can be especially hazardous, so be aware of road signs and warnings.
  • Wrong-way drivers tend to drive in the inside lane or inside shoulder because they think they are on a two-lane highway.
  • Head-on collisions are the most common types of wrong-way driving crashes, but sideswipe collisions are a frequent occurrence as well.
  • If you see a vehicle driving towards you in the opposite direction, flash your beams to get their attention and pull over to clear the pathway. By doing so, you can possible avoid a major accident.

If an inattentive driver caused you injuries in a car accident as a result of wrong-way driving, do not hesitate to speak with the skilled attorneys at Whittel & Melton. Your initial consultation is always free, so contact us today in Zephyrhills at 813-221-3200 or statewide at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).

Wrong-way driving is a form of reckless driving. To learn more visit our Reckless/Careless Driving information center.

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