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One of the most dangerous types of car crashes is wrong way accidents. While it may seem hard to believe some drivers are so careless they actually drive the wrong direction on the roadway, the reality is wrong way accidents happen frequently and cause catastrophic injuries.
Wrong way accidents most commonly cause head on collisions. This occurs when the front end of one vehicle collides with the front end of another vehicle. These types of accidents frequently happen at high speeds, but injuries can be severe at any speed. While vehicles are equipped with safety features like seat belts and airbags, among others, these alone cannot prevent injuries in such severe crashes.
Drunk driving is the most common cause of wrong way accidents. When under the influence of alcohol, drivers are unable to make safe decisions about driving behaviors, frequently resulting in drunk drivers driving the wrong way on roads. In addition to drunk driving, distracted drivers can also cause wrong way accidents. While drivers are most often at fault for wrong way accidents, these car crashes can also be caused by poor signage or confusing roadways. To best avoid these types of accidents, drivers need to ensure that when they get behind the wheel they are sober, focused, and alert.
Harris County accounts for the highest number of wrong way accidents in all of Texas. These accidents are dangerous, and very often prove to be fatal for the drivers involved. If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a wrong way accident, you and your family will likely face many physical, emotional, and financial struggles, but you can seek relief.
The experienced Houston wrong way accident lawyers at Adame Garza LLP can help you seek compensation for injuries caused by a wrong way accident. Call us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.