Driving the incorrect way on a one-way street is an inexcusable traffic violation. All of it comes down to driver negligence, including distracted driving and sheer recklessness. If it causes an accident, then a traffic violation ticket issued at the scene of the accident and can be used as the basis for a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver.
Have you or a loved one been involved in an accident caused by a negligent driver going the wrong way on a one way street? Contact an automobile accidents attorney near you today and explore your legal options.
Note that tickets for improper turns and distracted driving are often handed out along with driving the wrong way on a one-way street. A double infraction by a negligent driver at the scene of an accident will only make it easier to file a personal injury claim against this driver.
But the driver can always contest the ticket, and argue that the one-way street sign was not clearly visible because of obstructions or inadequate lighting. If the court happens to agree, that still leaves you as an injured party because of the other party's traffic violation, and someone has to pay. In this case, the government can be held responsible for negligence. In fact, the government can even be accused of improper road design and be held responsible for creating the one way in the first place.
Have you or a loved one been the victim in an accident caused by another driver's one-way street traffic violation? Contact an automobile accidents attorney in your area today and explore your legal options for a personal injury lawsuit.