Wrong Way Driving Accidents In New Jersey
Skilled New Jersey Accident Attorneys Successfully Recover Just Compensation For Victims
Driving the wrong way may seem like an unusual occurrence. Unfortunately, it is more common than you may think. According to the United States Department of Transportation, on average, wrong way driving accidents take approximately 350 lives every year. At Lomurro Law, our skilled New Jersey accident attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable, successfully recovering just compensation for those who have been injured in wrong way accidents.
Wrong Way Accidents At A Glance
Wrong way accidents – regardless of the state in which they occur – all share several characteristics, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. These include the following:
- Most wrong way driving accidents occur at night
- Most wrong way driving accidents occur on the weekend
- 78 percent of wrong way accidents take place between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am
- The majority of wrong way accidents involve a vehicle entering the road on an exit ramp
- Drivers over 70 years of age are overrepresented as at-fault in wrong way accidents
- Most wrong way accidents occur in the lane closest to the median
- Most wrong way drivers are driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI)
- More than half and up to three quarters of wrong way crashes are the fault of an intoxicated driver
Personal Injury Law Protects Those Who Have Been Injured In Wrong Way Accidents
Personal injury law provides protection for those who have been injured due to another person’s negligence, such as in a wrong way driving accident. Legal negligence – reckless driving, irresponsible behavior, driving while under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol – must be proven and serves as the basis of the personal injury claim.
What Compensation Am I Entitled To For My Wrong Way Driving Accident?
If you have been injured in a wrong way driving accident, you may seek compensatory damages for your injuries and other losses. Compensatory damages are designed to reimburse the injured party for the harm they sustained in the accident, and to restore them to the condition they were prior to the accident. In filing a personal injury claim, you may seek compensation for any of the following:
- Medical bills
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of earned sick time and/or vacation time
- Lost wages
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
Placing a value on certain losses, such as medical expenses and lost wages, is straightforward as they have an exact monetary value. Damages such as emotional pain and suffering or mental anguish are immeasurable, and the courts will estimate their value.
Injured In A Wrong Way Driving Accident In New Jersey? Let Us Help.
At Lomurro Law, our skilled New Jersey car accident attorneys share more than 130 years of combined experience. Our dedicated team includes eight New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorneys, two Masters of Law in Trial Advocacy associates, two former presidents of the Young Lawyer Division of the New Jersey State Bar, one retired Superior Court Judge, and one former Monmouth County Prosecutor. Our personal injury attorneys are knowledgeable, with a track record of successfully holding at-fault parties accountable in wrong way driving accidents. Recover the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained – contact a member of our team to discuss your situation and explore available options by contacting our office at 732-482-9285 or online. We serve all of Monmouth County, including Asbury Park, Long Branch, Freehold Township and Wall Township.