Wrong-Way Accident Shuts Down Georgia 400 – One Driver is Critically Injured
It isn't common for cars to drive the wrong way on a road or highway; however, it does happen from time to time. Just this past weekend, a driver entered Georgia 400 going the wrong way near a toll booth, according to 11 Alive News. The driver struck another car, and is currently in critical condition. It is too early to know why this particular driver entered the roadway against traffic, but the conduct is certainly questionable, and unequivocally posed a risk of harm to others. Luckily, nobody else suffered serious injuries, but some people are not as fortunate, and do in fact suffer severe or even fatal injuries at times.
Driving the Wrong Way on a Road or Highway and Personal Injury Claims
No claim for injuries is easy, as the allegedly negligent party will fight as much as possible to defend him or herself. However, in situations where a driver has gone the wrong way down a street, he or she is likely to be found liable for any injuries suffered by others as a result of his actions, as this is clearly conduct that is both against the law and negligent. It is important to keep in mind, however, that even if it is clear that one party acted with negligence, a case could still be difficult to win.
For example, if there is even one shred of evidence that the injured victim broke any law in any way (i.e. running a red light, having a burned out tail light, or failing to stop at a stop sign, among others), that individual may have a few obstacles along the way to resolving a legal matter in a fair and reasonable manner. Going to trial has enabled thousands of injured victims to recover for suffering at the expense of a driver who has acted negligently, but many times it is also a good idea to consider resolving a legal matter outside the courtroom.
If an injured victim does not have the potential road blocks discussed above, then he or she can receive a fair settlement of the matter to receive compensation that will help to pay medical bills and living expenses associated with being out of work. Given that so much is at stake with any automobile accident, and the future can be uncertain, any injured individual who has suffered at the expense of conduct akin to driving the wrong way down a road or highway should speak with a qualified legal professional who can evaluate his or her case as well as advise what steps are necessary to protect those rights.
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