Wrong-Way Accident Causes Family Losses Of A Lifetime
The parents of two young people continue to grieve the loss of their daughter and the injuries sustained by their son as a result of a wrong-way accident that took place nearly a year ago. The driver of another vehicle entered the wrong lanes of Interstate 95 and the chain reaction crash that resulted killed the daughter immediately. The son’s injuries were so severe that he will always require the use of a wheelchair and need constant care.
Rare But Deadly
Tragic accidents such as these, and the lifetime of dealing with the losses and trying to somehow recover, can occur as a result of any type of crash. However, wrong-way accidents are some of the most severe types of accidents and can cause devastating injuries. Though they occur with less frequency than many other types of accidents, and only account for approximately three percent of all accidents, they are far more likely to result in fatalities and serious injuries than any other types of crashes. Many wrong-way accidents involve head-on collisions, which are shown to have a higher fatality rate than other types of impacts; some studies have shown that the fatality rate in a head-on collision is twenty-seven times higher than other types of accidents.
Characteristics Of Wrong-Way Crashes
Though there are certainly exceptions to any rule, many wrong-way crashes have similar characteristics. Some of the most common factors and characteristics of wrong-way crashes include driver impairment, driving in the overnight hours and on weekends, and an overrepresentation of drivers in certain age groups including younger and older drivers.
Common Injuries In Wrong-Way Crashes
Aside from fatal injuries, many other types of injuries quite commonly result from a wrong-way crash incident. Some of these include whiplash, neck, spine and head injuries, spinal cord injuries, chest and abdominal injuries, internal injuries , and injuries to the extremities. As should be obvious, this exhaustive list includes just about any type of injury that could affect any part of the victim’s body; the range of injuries is endless as is the potential recovery and rehabilitative measures that would need to be taken after an accident of this severity. When involved in a wrong-way crash, the chances that a victim will suffer extreme and life-changing injuries are high; nearly no one escapes from a head-on crash without injury that will impact them – and those close to them – for the remainder of their lives.
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When you or your loved ones have been involved in a severe accident such as a wrong-way crash, the injuries and impact on your life can be devastating. You need competent representation to obtain the compensation for your losses that you deserve. The Fort Lauderdale attorneys at Boone & Davis have the experience in handling complex and complicated cases that you can depend on to get the results you need. At Boone & Davis, we work hard on your behalf. Call us at 954.556.5260 or reach out to us online to set up your initial consultation at no cost or obligation to you.