Wrong-Way Driving Accident
Were You Injured By A Reckless Driver?
Increased attention to dangerous driving behaviors like drunk driving, ignoring seat belts, and distracted driving has reduced car crash deaths in recent years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that deaths caused by car crashes is down by approximately 25 percent over the last ten years. Remarkably, there has been no change whatsoever in the number of people killed in wrong-way driving accidents. According to official reports, an estimated 360 people die every year from these types of crashes, and that number has stayed level over the past decade and shows no signs of changing.
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At Aldous \ Walker LLP, our Dallas auto accident attorneys have dedicated their careers to working with injured victims to provide them with the knowledgeable legal representation they require to secure the compensation they deserve. If you were seriously injured in a wrong-way driving accident, reach out to our firm today to explain your situation and begin planning out your next steps.
What Causes Wrong-Way Driving Crashes?
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) looked into a number of wrong-way driving crashes in order to come up with possible changes that could be made to prevent them from occurring as often in the future and published its findings in a December 2012 Highway Special Investigation Report (PDF) While the driver themselves was often at fault, researchers also found that confusing roadway design and poor signage was a major factor in these crashes. Other top factors included:
- Age: Drivers who were at least 70 years old were responsible for an estimated 15 percent of the wrong-way driving crashes included in the study, while only three percent of drivers in that age group were driving the correct direction in the crash.
- Weekend and Nighttime Driving: Approximately 57 percent of all wrong-way driving crashes occurred on the weekend, while about 78 percent of these crashes occurred at night.
- Driving Under the Influence: The NTSB reported that the majority of at-fault drivers in wrong-way driving crashes were driving under the influence at the time of the crash. An estimated 59 percent of these drivers had a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.15 percent or higher, while 69 percent had a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher. However, the true numbers are likely higher because several of the crashes included in the study lacked information about the BAC levels of the drivers involved.
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Reckless drivers cause countless injuries every year – if their actions caused your injuries, contact our Dallas auto accident lawyers at Aldous \ Walker LLP today. We have fought for the rights of hundreds of clients in court and at the negotiation table, and we’re ready to use that experience to help you secure the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at (214) 307-6307 to speak with one of our lawyers over the phone or send us the details of your situation by filling out our online form.
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