Atlanta Accident Attorney Warns Motorists of Wrong Way Drivers

It is common to turn on the news or read in the newspaper about a wrong-way driver who caused a serious Atlanta auto accident. Most people often wonder how that occurs. What causes a driver to drive the wrong way down the road?

Many wrong way accidents in Atlanta and throughout this nation have taken place due to the following reasons:

  • Drunk drivers
  • Distracted drivers
  • Elderly drivers who can’t see well
  • Drivers participating in texting while driving
  • Drivers in a police chase

Many times wrong way drivers cause head-on collisions with cars that are headed in the opposite direction. Sometimes wrong way drivers are elderly drivers whose vision is compromised, but most of the time the drivers who cause wrong-way accidents are drivers distracted or drunk behind the wheel.

Wrong way accidents occur because a driver crosses over the center line, turns onto the wrong off-ramp or on-ramp, or turns down a one way street. No matter how these accidents occur, other motorists are injured in wrong way crashes.

Wrong way drivers can cause serious injuries because they most likely will cause a head-on crash, which can cause injuries such as:
  • Brain injury
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Death

If a negligent driver injured you in a Georgia wrong -way accident, you have rights to a financial recovery. Please call an experienced Atlanta accident attorney at Kalka & Baer for a free discussion of your case. Also, make sure to request a free copy of attorney Tony Kalka’s book, Sharing the Road and Surviving the Crash.

Categories: Auto Accidents