One of the worst forms of negligence a Roswell driver can make is driving the wrong way on the road. Tragically, many wrong-way accidents lead to serious injuries or death. If you or a loved one were a victim of this type of accident, a Roswell wrong-way accident lawyer can help.
You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. You should not have to pay for the devastation that someone else caused. At John Foy & Associates, our lawyers know how to file a strong injury claim for our clients.
We start with a free case review, and you don’t pay us unless we win you a settlement or court award. We’re backed by 20 years of experience in personal injury law, including wrong-way accident cases. To learn more and get started today, call (404) 341-6447 or contact us online.
How to Prove Fault in a Roswell Wrong-Way Accident
Georgia is a fault state. This means the at-fault driver in an accident is responsible for the costs. The injured driver can usually file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company for compensation.
This type of injury claim involves four parts:
- The driver owed you a “duty of care” to drive carefully.
- The driver failed in their duty to drive safely by driving the wrong way.
- The driver’s wrong-way driving led to your accident.
- You or your loved one suffered injuries (or death) and other damages because of the accident.
If the driver breached their legal duty, you have a right to recover damages, according to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-1-6. The wrong-way driver is usually the sole at-fault party in this type of accident. As the injured party, you can seek compensation.
Through the above points, you can prove the driver’s negligence. This might seem daunting, but that’s where a Roswell wrong-way accident lawyer can help. A lawyer can gather strong evidence and work on your case while you focus on recovery.
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Why Drivers Drive the Wrong Way
When someone drives the wrong way, the driver is usually exhibiting incredibly careless behavior that can lead to a serious accident.
Every accident is different, but common causes of wrong-way accidents include:
- Traveling the wrong way on an on- or off-ramp
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving, such as texting while driving
- A medical crisis
- Night blindness
- Confusing road signs or signals
- Broken traffic lights
Most wrong-way accidents happen because the driver has been negligent. However, there are situations where the driver isn’t fully at fault. A broken or unclear road signal might cause confusion that leads to wrong-way driving. If so, a government agency that is responsible for the roads might be partially at fault.
To discuss your rights and what caused your accident, call John Foy & Associates. We can review your case and help you pursue compensation. Call us at (404) 341-6447 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.
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Damages You Can Recover from a Wrong-Way Accident
After the accident, you may be entitled to full compensation for your damages. Personal injury damages are losses that result from your accident injuries. You can file an insurance claim to recover your costs.
Wrong-way accidents tend to be severe and their related injuries catastrophic, if not deadly. Vehicles are often totaled beyond repair. The emotional effects of such an accident can also be significant.
Common damages from a wrong-way accident include:
- All medical treatment costs (including past and future)
- Lost wages from having to miss work
- A lost earning ability because of your injuries
- Vehicle repairs or replacement costs
- Pain and suffering damages
Some injury victims don’t recover from an accident. Unfortunately, wrong-way accidents are some of the most fatal. If you and your family lost a loved one, you may have a wrongful death claim, according to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-4-2. Wrongful death claims seek damages like those above, plus funeral and burial costs.
An experienced lawyer can help you hold the at-fault driver accountable. You should not have to pay for the costs of someone else’s actions. If someone drove the wrong way and caused your accident, call a lawyer today.
The Statute of Limitations in Georgia
Each state has a statute of limitations, which is the deadline for filing a personal injury case. The deadline in Georgia is typically two years from the date of your accident. If you miss the deadline, you’ll miss any chance to recover for your damages.
Don’t wait too long to get started on your case. You will need time to gather evidence and build your claim. You’ll also probably need to negotiate with the insurance company.
For a free legal consultation with a wrong-way accidents lawyer serving Roswell, call 404-400-4000
We Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
Insurance companies often make things difficult after a wrong-way accident. Even if the other driver was clearly at fault, the insurer will look for excuses to pay you less on your claim. Insurance company tactics include:
- Offering you a lowball settlement upfront
- Questioning your injury damages
- Downplaying your injuries and other costs
- Trying to get you to settle too early
- Discouraging you from working with a lawyer
If you have a lawyer, this tells the insurance company that you’re serious. They know that legal help makes you more likely to fight for your settlement or take the case to court. You’re more likely to get a fair settlement offer with a lawyer by your side.
John Foy & Associates has a reputation as the “Strong Arm” for a reason. We are not afraid to stand up to the insurance companies. We’ll handle all communication with the insurer, and if you get a lowball settlement we know how to negotiate.
Talk to a Roswell Wrong-Way Accident Lawyer Today
Our team does not charge a fee unless we win you compensation. This means no upfront or out-of-pocket fees. Get started today. We’ll match you with the best attorney for your legal needs.
To learn more during a FREE consultation, call (404) 341-6447 or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.