Tampa Car Accident Lawyers Offer Aggressive Legal Representation for Victims Injured in Wrong Way Accidents
Wrong-way Driving a Serious Problem in Florida
It could happen to any driver. Unclear or non-existent signage makes an exit ramp appear to be the highway entrance ramp. By the time you’ve made the fateful turn, it’s too late. You’re driving into oncoming traffic and there’s little room to move out of the way. While it’s true that many wrong-way accidents are caused by drivers operating their vehicles under the influence of alcohol, another major initiating factor is improperly marked roads. Unfortunately, no matter the cause, the consequences for the wrong-way driver can be dire both in terms of the potential collision and the legal ramifications. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident involving a driver who was going the wrong way on Tampa Bay roadways, the accident attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. can help. We have more than 150 years of combined experience helping accident victims recover the compensation they need.
Wrong-way accidents are particularly dangerous, and are much more likely to result in fatalities and serious injuries than other accidents. Many states, including Florida, are currently studying the causes of wrong-way driving accidents, including the safety of certain interchanges where on-and-off ramps are adjacent to each other and might easily be confused. And while the National Transportation Safety Board has a number of recommendations to help states clearly mark roads, it’s not clear these have yet been implemented across the board.
Awareness is key to preventing a wrong-way car accident
It is essential that Tampa Bay drivers do everything possible to avoid driving the wrong way.
- Avoid driving while intoxicated, which is a major cause of wrong-way driving. It may seem inconvenient to pay for a cab or Uber home, but it’s much more inexpensive than dealing with a reckless driving charge or worse. If driving under the influence is a factor and you are facing DUI charges, our DUI attorneys provide the sound legal counsel and criminal defense you need.
- Avoid distractions like eating, texting and talking on a cell phone so it’s less likely you’ll miss road signs.
- Know the rules of the road and when it’s OK to pass another vehicle
Injured in a wrong way accident? Our aggressive Tampa car accident attorneys are on your side. Call 877-728-9653 for a free consultation
The car accident attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett have helped victims injured in car wrecks obtain the compensation they need to recover since 1971. We are Tampa Bay's leading personal injury team. We also assist those injured in motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents and all types of personal injury matters. We have 5 convenient Tampa Bay area offices to serve you, including Clearwater, Tampa, Bradenton,New Port Richey and Spring Hill. Contact us by phone at 877-728-9653 or online via email for a free, confidential consultation.