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Why Do Wrong-Way Car Crashes Happen?

By Breyer Law Offices on March 17, 2017

An Arizona wrong-way car crash is what happens when one driver travels the wrong side of the road, hitting another vehicle, stationary object, or pedestrian. The fault in these crashes seems obvious, but when you’re injured due to a wrong-way driver, believing that simply isn’t good enough.
It’s important to know exactly what happened and why it happened so that you can work with your attorney to make sure the right people are held accountable for their role in your accident and injuries. Common reasons drivers end up involved in wrong-way collisions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Drunk driving: Impaired drivers rarely have the capacity to make good decisions on the road. Turning the wrong way onto a one-way street or entering the freeway from an off-ramp is not uncommon in this mental state.
  • Poor signage: Poor signage can lead to all sorts of problems on the road. It is not uncommon for drivers to turn onto the road headed the wrong direction or to enter the freeway headed the wrong way when signage fails to give proper directions.
  • Crossing into oncoming lanes of traffic: Drivers who hit potholes, swerve to miss another accident, take evasive actions, or make poor decisions may end up crossing into the oncoming lanes of traffic, causing them to travel the wrong direction and cause a collision.

Can I Receive Compensation for a Wrong-Way Car Crash?

Every car crash is different. That means your Arizona wrong-way case is different from every other case involving this type of accident. If you file a claim, the types of compensation you can receive will be based on the factors impacting you and your family during your recovery, as well as on the particulars of your case.

Although there’s no way to be sure what your settlement will be, most victims who work with an experienced attorney get fair compensation for their accident and their injuries. This settlement is likely to include, but is not limited to, money for medical bills, injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, lost work time, loss of enjoyment of your life, temporary or permanent disability, long-term care, and other damages.

The Legal Team That Takes Care of You like Family

Working with the skilled Phoenix car accident attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C., is the best way to get the help you really need. Our attorneys research your case from top to bottom, ensuring that your lawsuit has a strong foundation. We interview witnesses, investigate the original crash, investigate the driver who caused the collision, and help to tell the story of what has happened to you since your injurious accident.

The attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C., also known as the Husband and Wife Law Team, understand what it means to be injured. We know that it takes time, effort, and strength to move on with your life–which you can’t do without proper financial support. We do whatever it takes to ensure that you receive the compensation necessary to focus on your recovery, and your family. If you’re ready and want to know your best options for moving forward, now is the time to reach out for a free consultation with attorneys Mark and Alexis Breyer by calling (602) 267-1280.

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