Wrong way Car Accidents
Roadways are dangerous. No matter how many times you have driven the same road or taken the same route. The likelihood of you getting into an accident is the same every time you take your car onto the road. Our Dallas Car Accident Attorneys at the Law Offices of Dorothy Hyde know the heart break and heart ache that comes with getting into a car accident. For over 30 years our legal team has fought tirelessly and aggressively for our clients to get the coverage that they need. Insurance companies are just like any other business. They provide a service and in turn you give them money. Insurance companies are looking to line their pockets just like any other business. And, just like any other business, they are willing to negotiate, but they will never tell you that. Our Car Accident Attorneys are ready to negotiate for you.
Thankfully Texas is taking a proactive approach to wrong way car accidents. Wrong way car accidents are exactly as they sound. It is when a car accidently goes the wrong way on a road. This happens when cars are going on ramps or unfamiliar with the area. More commonly, about 60%, wrong way driving happens because the driver is under the influence. “Do Not Enter” and “Wrong Way” signs are visible on ramps and roadways where the likelihood of someone going the wrong way is high. If you are driving and impaired then you may not notice those signs at all. If you are sober then you may notice those signs and drive more cautiously until you can correct yourself. Wrong way driving does not happen very often, but when it does happen it is more likely to end in some fatality.
About 1 in every 100 traffic deaths are due to wrong way driving. In order to overcome the wrong way challenges, Texas has implemented a pilot program that helps to detect wrong way drivers. The technology that involves radar sensors and flashing signs. When a wrong way driver is detected the authorities are alerted. Eventually, a system would alert authorities and those driving in the surrounding area. Texas is not the only state investing in these kinds of technologies. Rhode Island, Florida, and Arizona are also actively working on implanting alarm systems too. The main problem isn’t alerting the sober drivers, but the impaired drivers. However, every step towards creating a safe road is a step in the right direction.
What To Do
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, whether they were going the wrong way or not, then you need a strong advocate by your side. Injuries require time for recovery which means time off work. Time off work means loss of income. If you have dependents this can cause some major stress in your life and your family. Our Dallas Car Accident Attorneys are prepared to get you covered for medical bills, property damage, punitive damage, and loss of enjoyment. Call 214-883-1700 or click here to start your journey to success with our attorneys at the Law Firm of Dorothy Hyde in Dallas today.