- September 16, 2014
- Car Accidents
- Personal Injury
According to Michigan State Police (MSP), a woman in her 40s from Grand Rapids was driving east in the westbound lanes of I-96 when she hit a minivan. Reports conclude that the at-fault driver was also under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.
Wrong way car accidents unfortunately happen more than one thinks in the State of Michigan. Hundreds of people are killed each year when drivers turn the wrong way into the face of oncoming traffic on high-speed highways. In fact, according to the MSP this problem is not unusual for our state. "There have been several wrong-way crashes, the majority of which resulted in at least one death, on West Michigan highways this summer."
In addition, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, on average, 360 people are killed each year due to wrong way driving. Other alarming statistics include:
- Half of all wrong way car accidents kill or severely injure a person involved in the crash
- 75% of all wrong way crashes are the result of a driver being under the influence of alcohol
- Accidents caused by wrong-way driving are becoming more common, even as the overall fatal crash has fallen dramatically
At the law firm of Goodman Acker P.C. our Michigan car accident lawyers represent victims who have been injured as a result of wrong way driving in the Metro-Detroit area and throughout the entire state. We see the outcomes of these tragic accidents and are dedicated to helping those injured and their families recover damages and get their life back on track after being involved in such a crash.
Injuries from these accidents are usually very serious, even deadly. If you or someone you love was injured or killed as a result of wrong way driving, you should understand your rights and seek expert advice from an experienced attorney who can help you through your medical and legal challenges.
For more information on how the attorneys of Goodman Acker P.C. can help you or to get your questions and concerns answered, call our office today at (248) 286-8100. We will spend as much time on the phone that is needed to answer all your questions and concerns and will explain in clear thorough language what your rights are, including if you have a case and whether or not you need a lawyer to represent you.
Call today! There is no obligation to discuss your case and if you choose us to represent you we will represent you under a contingency fee basis which means no legal fees or costs until your case is settled or won.