Highway travel in the state of Florida is commonplace for most drivers. Even traveling a few miles is often easier and more convenient on Florida’s highways. The Florida Turnpike and Interstate 95 are the most frequently traveled South Florida highways, both known for the large number of motor vehicle collisions that occur on their roadways. A popular tourist destination, the highways of Florida tend to become congested, especially during rush hours, increasing the likelihood of a highway accident.
The injuries and property damages associated with highway crashes are typically much more severe in comparison to traffic accidents on the streets of Florida. When two vehicles collide at the speeds in which are required for highway travel the passenger occupants often sustain catastrophic, sometimes life-threatening, injuries. From side impact crashes to rollover crashes, any type of highway collision is of serious concern.
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Highway Accident Causes
The overall landscape of the United States has been largely shaped by the nation’s highway system. Florida highways play an important role in helping residents quickly travel from one city to the next in the most efficient manner possible. Sadly, however, highway travel is the most dangerous type of vehicle travel, causing the most severe injuries and damages in the event of a crash. There are a number of different factors that may lead to a highway collision.
Determining liability in highway crashes can be rather complex. Due to the variety of factors that may contribute to the accident, it is important for highway wreck victims to speak with an attorney. The following will be investigated for establishing where liability falls:
- Road design
- Maintenance of roadways
- Construction zones
- Weather conditions
- Sign placement
All of these factors may play a role in the cause of an accident. While there are certainly an abundance of additional causes, the above mark the most frequently seen. In addition to these roadway elements, a number of driver errors tend to cause highway crashes. The following are some of the most common driver errors:
- Reckless driving
- Fatigued drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Driver negligence
- Texting and driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Improper vehicle maintenance
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Dangerous Florida Highways
Operating a vehicle on any Florida road where speed limits are increased present a number of potentially dangerous situations. Some collisions are certainly unavoidable; however, being aware of the most dangerous roadways in Florida will help motorists to exercise extra driving caution in those regions. Hopefully, this awareness will help to deter the number of highway accidents occurring each day throughout the Sunshine State.
The following are some of the most dangerous highways in Florida:
- Interstate 95
- Interstate 4
- Interstate 75
Gordon & Doner encourages all Florida motorists is exercise extreme caution while operating a vehicle on these roadways. As speeds increase, the likelihood of a severe accident increases as well. If you or a loved one has been injured, please contact our offices to learn more about your potential legal options.
Contact a Knowledgeable Highway Accident Lawyer
Gordon & Doner takes pride in the ability to protect the rights of all Florida drivers. With our main offices located in Stuart, Palm Beach Gardens, and Pembroke Pines, our Florida auto accident lawyers are available to help accident victims across the entire state. We believe that those who have acted carelessly and caused a crash must be held responsible for their behavior.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a crash, our FL personal injury lawyer s are prepared to take on your case today. You may be entitled to compensation for the losses in which you have sustained.
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