It’s a terrible thought, but the reality is even worse: being hit by a wrong-way driver is one of the most devastating kinds of collisions possible. These collisions can happen very fast, without the victims’ seeing them coming. Often the injuries sustained in these kinds of accidents are major and possibly fatal.
If someone you love was the victim of this kind of accident, you have the right to hold accountable the person who was responsible. Recovery improves with compensation – having the financial stress removed and ability to seek the best medical care available – is your right.
Bellingham Attorney Bill Coats can help you. Call him today, at (360) 392-2833. He works with accident victims throughout Whatcom, Skagit, and Island Counties, and is conveniently located in downtown Bellingham.
Wrong Way Accident Causes
How do these kinds of accidents occur? Some of the causes could be due to:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Reckless or careless driving
- Passing vehicles unsafely
- Defects in the vehicle or its parts
- Tire blowouts and other road dangers that can lead to the driving losing control of the vehicle
It’s a complex process to find the evidence that explains a horrendous car crash, but a skilled attorney with a team of experts can help you do so. Attempting to take on this kind of investigation without legal help is often far too much stress for most people.
As oftentimes these kinds of crashes are head-on, a host of terrible injuries can result. Traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, damage to internal organs, hurting your back or spinal cord, as well as fires that result in burns can all occur due to wrong way driving crashes. These are complex injuries and often require long-term care, not to mention emergency room visits and surgeries. Some car insurance policies simply do not have enough coverage for all the injuries catastrophic collisions cause. Seek legal help so that you are not left with mounds of debt from medical bills, loss of wages, and long term disability.
This is where it becomes so critical to prove fault legally so that the responsible driver and his or her insurer pays for your injuries and losses. This recovery can mean a world of difference to accident victims.
Unfortunately, it is not always obvious who is responsible for a wrong way collision. Sometimes it’s intuitively clear that a driver was reckless or otherwise at fault, but proving this legally takes a great deal of evidence. The process of proving a valid claim includes showing how the accident happened, who caused it, and how much compensation is a full and fair amount.
Hiring a skilled, experienced attorney can be your only chance to make your case. There is a statute of limitations on all such claims, so time is of the essence. Do not wait until injuries worsen or you must file bankruptcy in order to deal with the losses. Contact Bill Coats Law today for a free consultation about your case.