Why Are There So Many Wrong-Way Drivers in Arizona?

The Risk of Wrong-Way Drivers

Why Are There So Many Wrong-Way Drivers in Arizona?When a collision occurs, much of the time, the accident resulted from a driver engaging in behavior considered negligent. One type of motor vehicle accident that might happen is a collision resulting from a wrong-way driver. There’s nothing more terrifying than driving on a freeway or down a road to find a car driving into oncoming traffic. Knowing how to react to prevent an accident may be unclear. There are several reasons for wrong-way driving. The impact of a collision can be incredibly devastating, leaving significant damages. It will be essential to consider whether taking legal recourse with the assistance of a car accident lawyer is in your best interest, so you should contact a legal professional in Arizona as soon as possible. 

What To Do?

When driving down the road, no one expects that they will see a driver headed straight for them. The adrenaline will start pumping, and a sense of panic may begin to set in. You may have no way of avoiding a collision. Nothing is more terrifying than being in a crash that you have no way of protecting yourself from. Many people might find themselves unprepared with such a situation. Here are some tips should you find yourself facing a driver headed straight for you:

If you are lucky enough to avoid a wrong-way driver, call 911 as soon as possible. The last thing you want is for someone to face the fate that you were lucky enough to avoid. 

Reasons for Wrong-Way Driving

The fatality rate associated with a collision involving a wrong-way driver is much higher than a standard motor vehicle crash. It can be shocking to see a driver headed straight for oncoming traffic. Wrong-way drivers are far more common in Arizona than you may think. On heavily occupied roads, wrong-way drivers can impact multiple drivers on the road. Common reasons for why are there so many wrong-way drivers in Arizona include:

The impact of wrong-way driving, in most cases, is devastating. When two cars are headed towards each other at full speed, the injuries are sure to be substantial, even fatal, for example:

Crashes involving wrong-way drivers can result in injuries and even fatalities. The wake of such an accident can be devastating. Injuries can be debilitating and result in extensive damages. Damages that you should be able to recover if negligence was a factor in the accident. Be aware that Arizona car accident lawyers at the Saavedra Law Firm PLC are available and ready to help you by reviewing your case and assisting you in taking immediate action.  Call us today.

Phoenix Personal Injury & Civil Litigation Lawyer

Attorney Freddy Saavedra provides trustworthy, aggressive representation to accident victims. He handles cases related to motor vehicle collisions, slips and falls, dog bites, and other accidents. Attorney Saavedra also brings wrongful death claims on behalf of families who have suffered the loss of a loved one in an accident.



$1 Million Motorcycle Accident Trucking Accident Wrongful Death - Recovered for the statutory beneficiaries of a motorcyclist killed by a negligent commercial truck driver. The driver of the commercial vehicle was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and completely liable for causing the collision that resulted in the death.
$700,000 Motorcycle Accident - Recovered for a motorcyclist who suffered a partial degloving of his left arm and a fractured femur. The accident was caused by a motorist driving under the influence of alcohol who initially fled the scene of the accident. The at fault driver was found 100% liable for the victim's injuries.
$248,000 Trucking Accident - Recovered for accident victim who suffered a fractured ankle caused by a negligent truck driver. The at fault driver was driving a commercial vehicle and was found completely liable. The victim's ankle surgery following the accident was not completely successful and she required follow up care and an additional surgery. The at fault driver was found liable for the injuries sustained by the victim, including the second surgery and follow up care.

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