Bellevue Wrong-Way Accident Attorney
Wrong-way car collisions—also known as head-on collisions—are particularly dangerous as they involve dramatic and violent physical forces. In such situations, vehicle occupants are subjected to a force stemming from the combined speeds of each vehicle. Accordingly, head-on collisions often lead to disastrous and even grave consequences for those involved.
Turn to Bottlinger Law L.L.C. when seeking justice after a wrong-way accident in Bellevue. Led by Jason Bottlinger, our legal team understands the complexities of these cases and is dedicated to fighting for your rights. We’re ready to navigate the legal road ahead with licenses in Nebraska, Iowa, and Texas. Call us today at (402) 505-8234 for a free consultation and take the first step towards the compensation you deserve.
Wrong-way accidents involve head-on collisions and can occur as a result of various factors. Some common causes of wrong-way accidents include:
- Driver Error: Accidents that occur when drivers travel in the wrong direction are usually the result of errors made by the driver, such as being confused, intoxicated, distracted, or fatigued.
- Poor Signage: Confusing signs and inadequate lighting can lead to wrong-way accidents.
- Road Design: Bad road design can cause wrong-way accidents. Confusing ramps, poor markings, and no barriers can lead drivers to the wrong side of the road, especially for new drivers.
- Weather Conditions: Weather like rain, fog, or snow can make it hard to see signs and markings. This raises the risk of drivers accidentally going the wrong way.
- Vehicle Malfunction: Driving the wrong way or vehicle malfunctions can cause accidents. This includes inaccurate GPS directions or a sudden tire blowout.
While only 1% of all crashes in the U.S. are wrong-way collisions, they account for 2% of all crash-related deaths. These types of accidents are more common at night and on weekends. Furthermore, alcohol impairment is often a major factor in head-on collisions. The severity of these incidents can lead to severe injuries such as:
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Multiple fractures
- Internal injuries
Accidents caused by drivers going the wrong way on the road are extremely perilous due to the high speeds involved and the challenge for other drivers to react in time. There is also a risk of ejection, which can result in fatal injuries.
After a wrong-way accident, it’s crucial to take the right steps to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being. After a wrong-way collision, do your best to execute the following actions:
- Check for injuries
- Call 911 for assistance and immediate medical attention
- Stay at the scene until law enforcement arrives if you are safe
- Exchange contact and insurance information with other parties involved
- Safety photograph the accident scene and damage to your vehicle
- Collect any witness information
- Contact a Bellevue auto accident lawyer
Even if you do not think your injuries are severe, it’s important to seek the assistance of a medical professional to examine them. A doctor can properly diagnose, treat, and document your injuries. Professional documentation may help your claim for compensation.
An experienced Bellevue car accident attorney can handle important matters in order to construct a compelling case claiming legal compensation for injuries you sustain in a head-on collision, including gathering important evidence, such as accident reports, medical records, witness statements, and photographs. Those injured in a head-on collision may be entitled to legal compensation such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
Moreover, your attorney will assess the events leading up to the accident, including driver conduct and any other relevant factors, to establish who is liable for the incident.
When facing the aftermath of a head-on collision, let Bottlinger Law L.L.C. steer your course toward recovery. Led by Jason Bottlinger, our Bellevue legal team knows the ins and outs of these cases and is committed to helping you find the right path forward. Call us at (402) 505-8234 for a free consultation today.
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