Encountering a wrong way driver can leave you with no time to react. Driving the wrong way may result in a head-on crash, causing catastrophic injuries or the death of a close loved one. This devastating experience can change your life physically, financially, and emotionally.
If you suffered serious injuries in an accident caused by a wrong way driver, a Forest City wrong way accident lawyer from Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC may be able to help you with an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. This may allow you to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
For a no-cost evaluation of your case with a member of our team, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today at (828) 286-3866. We may be able to take your case on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.
Contributing Factors to Wrong Way Accidents and Liability
A wrong way accident can occur on a one-way street, a country road, or a major highway. Entering a roadway and proceeding in the wrong direction may involve one or more of the following factors:
- Intoxicated driving: a driver’s ability to comprehend road signs may be greatly impaired by alcohol or dangerous drugs that affect a driver’s vision and decision-making ability.
- Distracted driving: a driver who is not focused on the road could easily cause an accident while they are distracted by text messaging, grooming, eating, handling a pet, etc.
- Drowsy driving: this occurs when a driver is sleepy and drifting to sleep behind the wheel. An undiagnosed sleep disorder or lack of rest can contribute to drowsy driving.
- Reckless driving: if the driver is speeding or otherwise driving aggressively, they may fail to notice directional road signage.
These and other unsafe practices behind the wheel may make drivers liable when they cause harm to another person. A Forest City wrong way accident lawyer from Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC may be able to investigate your case and identify the liable party when we represent you.
If you believe that another driver’s negligence caused your accident, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC at (828) 286-3866. A member of our team is standing by to discuss your accident as part of your free case evaluation.
Evidence in a Wrong Way Accident Case
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can gather evidence of the responsible party’s liability when we represent you. This may include:
- Accident scene photographs and/or videos
- Witness statements
- Police report from the accident
- Medical reports for your injuries
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- And more…
We recommend retaining any evidence you have from the accident, as well as any documentation of your accident-related injuries or expenses, to use in your case.
Potentially Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case
Medical care can be expensive, especially if injuries require extensive treatment. An inability to work may only add to your stress over how to pay your bills. Fortunately, if another party is liable for your accident, they may owe you compensation for these damages in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
Although each case is unique, in general, the following damages may be available in a car accident case:
- Medical costs for past, current, and future care related to your accident injuries
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings due to the time missed at work while recovering
- Loss of future earnings due to injuries
- Property damages
- And more…
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can examine your damages and collect evidence of their value when we represent you.
Wrong Way Accidents and Wrongful Death
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC also handles wrongful death cases. If you lost your loved one in a wrong way accident, we may be able to help you pursue compensation.
The recoverable damages in a wrongful death case may include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pre-death medical care
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of consortium
- And more…
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC understands the overwhelming grief that can accompany the sudden loss of a loved one. We can assist you through legal proceedings by handling all aspects of your wrongful death case if we represent you, while you can focus on taking care of yourself and your family. Call us today to learn more about this type of legal action.
Deadlines for Filing a Lawsuit
When considering legal action for your wrong way accident case, keep in mind that there are legal deadlines to sue in North Carolina.
For personal injury lawsuits, the general statute of limitations is three years, per North Carolina General Statutes (GS) §1-52. For wrongful death lawsuits, the general deadline is just two years, per GS §1-53.
If you allow the statute of limitations in your case to expire before you take legal action, it could mean that a court dismisses your lawsuit.
Contact Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC Today
If you are dealing with the financial and legal aftermath of a wrong way accident, Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC may be able to help. If you qualify, a Forest City wrong way accident lawyer from our firm can stand by your side as you fight for justice.
If we are unable to reach a fair settlement out of court, we can take your case to trial and defend your rights in front of a judge. Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC handles many car accident cases on a contingency-fee-basis, where our clients do not pay us attorney fees unless and until they recover compensation through a settlement or court award.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today at (828) 286-3866.