Florida has an unusually high rate of car accidents compared to most of the other states in the country. A surprising number of these come in the form of wrong-way accidents. As most wrong-way collisions end up being head-on, they usually end up in more severe injuries and damages than your average accident. When two cars collide head-on, the force of impact is multiplied massively.
If you have been involved in an accident caused by a driver traveling in the wrong direction, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Wrong-way accidents can lead to long-lasting injuries, deaths, and massive damage to both parties’ vehicles. If the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for these damages and for your pain and suffering.
Here at The Law Place, our phone lines are manned 24 hours a day seven days a week. Call us on 941-444-4444 for some free legal advice from a team of skilled attorneys that know exactly where you stand in terms of Tampa, FL law.
Most Common Causes of Wrong-Way Accidents
The majority of wrong-way personal injury accidents that occur in Tampa occur at night. Due to the lower light conditions and the tiredness of drivers, it is harder to predict and avoid cars coming from the wrong way, especially when no driver gets into their vehicle predicting that they might have to avoid a driver coming from the wrong direction.
Another common cause of wrong-way accidents is distracted driving. Distracted driving offenses are another extremely common cause of car accidents in Tampa. Any of the following could cause an accident:
- Tired drivers.
- Drivers under the influence.
- Drivers looking at their phones.
- Drivers eating or drinking at the wheel.
- Drivers changing their radio stations.
Damages and Injuries
The high velocity and force of the impact that usually occurs in a wrong-way car accident can lead to devastating injuries. A knowledgeable Tampa accident lawyer may be able to help you seek compensation for the following punitive damages:
- Loss of earnings – If the accident has led to time off work for recovery.
- Loss of future earnings – If the accident has left you with injuries that mean you cannot work in the same capacity in the future.
- Medical bills – If you have to pay for healthcare or surgery, this counts for past and future bills.
- Pain and suffering – For those damages that are not as tangible, such as mental anguish and trauma, your attorney will be able to help you calculate how much you are owed for your pain and suffering.
What Will Your Attorney Do for You?
We advise everyone who is involved in any kind of car accident or personal injury accident to get in touch with an attorney right away. They will do the hard work for you and will know exactly what to do to give you the best chances of a successful claim.
Firstly, you will call up for your free consultation. During this call, we will give you some free unbiased legal advice about your situation. You can choose what to do with this advice as this is no-strings-attached and free legal advice.
If you decide to proceed with hiring us, we will arrange a more in-depth meeting. We will get all of the finer details that you can provide us and explain our fee structure. Attorney client relationship is important and we want you to trust in our law firm to do the very best by you. We will be honest and straight forward and tell you what our exact plans are for moving forward.
Once you are happy, we will get to work. We will start investigating, finding CCTV footage, speaking to witnesses, finding police reports, and speaking to first responders. We will also speak to the insurance companies involved, taking a massive weight off your shoulders.
We will begin to form a case for you and place a rough value on the compensation we believe you are owed. We will use this to seek an out of court settlement from the other party’s insurance company. This is never a simple task, as they will have a strong legal team ready to fight to lower their liability. This is where our reputation and skill as a reputable Tampa car accident lawyers will come into play.
The insurance company might try the following to lower their liability:
- Try to claim you were at fault.
- Challenge the severity of your injuries.
- Claim some of your injuries were not a result of the crash.
- Offer a quick low-ball settlement directly to you without speaking to us.
Consult with The Law Place Today
With our skilled team of Tampa, FL car accident attorneys fighting your corner, you are going to have the best chance possible at seeking reasonable and fair compensation.
We offer a free consultation and our phone lines are always open. Call us as soon as possible and get a team behind you that is ready to fight your corner to the full extent.
Call 941-444-4444 today!