A previous post on this blog discussed the causes of wrong way accidents on major roads in the area, a phenomenon which is sadly more common that what some people might think.
The first instinct of a victim in a wrong way accident, or the family of someone who tragically died in such an accident, might be that there is no need for a personal injury attorney since it is pretty clear that the driver who drove the wrong way is the one responsible for the accident.
However, as with all negligence claims, it is important for the family to remember that proving another driver was at fault is one of many steps to getting compensation for one's injuries. A victim must also prove how much their claim is worth in terms of medical bills, lost wages and the like. Many insurance carriers will fight about these dollar values even when they don't seem like they make much of a difference.
As such, it is very helpful when a victim has a skilled and experienced advocate on their side following a wrong way accident. Our attorney will handle the legalities of the victim's case and spend their time gathering documentation and other important evidence that will prove the full extent of a victim's injuries.
Moreover, we can also work with doctors, accountants and other specialists who can process the evidence and give a reliable opinion as to exactly how much money a person is going to need following a serious injury. We will also help present these opinions to a judge or jury in the hope that our clients will get the compensation they need and deserve.