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Who is Liable for a Wrong-Way Accident?

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When a wrong-way car accident occurs, it may seem obvious that the driver traveling in the wrong direction is to blame for the crash. However, there are other possible liable parties. There are many issues that may contribute to the cause of the accident, such as poor road signs, auto defects, and other factors. To determine fault in any car accident case, it takes a full investigation of the evidence. Once evidence is compiled, the case must prove the other party’s negligent actions caused the collision in order to establish a favorable claim for damages.

It is not enough to prove that the other car had been traveling in the wrong direction at the time of the accident. A claim must show that there was some element of negligence involved in order to prove the case. When seeking a favorable ruling in a personal injury case,

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What Steps Should I Take After a Rental Car Accident?

A serious car accident can be very costly and may even leave a victim with long-lasting physical and emotional distress. Any severe car accident can be traumatic, but a collision in a rental car adds additional stress. In a rental car accident, there may be additional complications. Drivers may feel like they are going to be responsible for the damage to the rental car, even if the accident was not their fault.

Different rental companies may have different policies on insurance and may offer various levels of coverage, depending on how much the renter pays. When someone rents a car, there is a lot of paperwork that can be confusing and require more than one signature. After an accident, the driver may have reasonable questions and concerns about the rental agreement and what happens after a crash. When an accident does occur, it is important to remember a few key points.

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Why are Fatal Car Accidents Increasing?

Early in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic when states began to impose lockdowns, traffic nearly came to a halt on many highways and smaller roads. With drivers stuck at home, it seemed that car accidents would decrease. Since the pandemic started, there are fewer accidents, but a higher rate of them are fatal.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a study that looked into traffic density and accident statistics. The NHSTA released information that compared traffic patterns from January 2019 to September 2020, which showed a significant decrease in the amount of trips each year. The data showed that approximately 1.46 billion trips were taken in April 2019, while less than 900 million were taken in April 2020. The difference of more than 560 million represents a decrease of more than 38 percent.

In May and June 2020, the amount of trips taken decreased.

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