CAR ACCIDENTS ON I-95
FORT LAUDERDALE CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS FIGHTING FOR VICTIMS IN I-95 ACCIDENTS THROUGHOUT FLORIDA
It doesn’t matter if you live in Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade or any other county on the east coast of the Florida State; if your daily commute involves I-95, you know car accidents are a daily occurrence.
ABOUT INTERSTATE 95 (I-95)
Interstate 95 (I-95) is the main highway on the east coast of the United States – running parallel to the Atlantic Ocean seaboard. Starting in Miami (Dixie Highway turns into I-95 near the Brickell Downtown area) and not ending till the U.S meets Canada (Though the State of Maine), this interstate highway is 1,925 miles long. Even though I-95 is the sixth longest highway, it passes through more states than any other U.S highway. It is also one of the oldest U.S. interstate highways.
I-95 IN FLORIDA
Some of the most congested and accident-prone areas in all of I-95 are in the 382 miles of this Highway’s Florida roads. In 2010 the Florida section of I-95 had more auto accident fatalities than any other interstate highway in the entire United States. I-95 is also the most dangerous highway in Florida for truck rollovers.
CAR ACCIDENT DEATHS ON I-95: WHY SO MANY?
- Defective and/or outdated roadways: I-95 is one of the oldest interstate highways in the country. This means that some of the road conditions and road designs may be outdated and even unsafe for current driver needs and habits.
- Highway construction: Updating I-95 means highway construction – and lots of it. It seems like there is always some type of road construction zone with cones and detours on I-95. Even if you are paying complete attention to the irregular lane change indicated by the construction barricade, the driver next to you may not be.
- Debris that has not been removed in a timely fashion: Whether it is due to a construction zone or a negligent truck, road debris can sometimes make I-95 seem like an obstacle course.
- Other drivers: The driving habits of others can just be plain dangerous. Changing lanes without using a turn signal, road rage, sudden lane changes, speeding and complete disregard for rules of the road are often seen when driving on I-95.
- Tourist unfamiliarity: If you take all the factors that we’ve already mentioned and added a driver that is not from the area and is unfamiliar with the challenges of driving on I-95, it could be dangerous – not to mention unfair for the driver.
ACCIDENT PRONE AREAS ON I-95
An accident can happen anywhere on I-95, but there are certain areas and sections that seem to have more accidents than others. You should make it a point to pay extra attention when driving in these accident-prone areas:
SPEAK TO A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
If you or a loved one are involved in a car accident on I-95, you need to speak to a firm that understands and is familiar with highway accidents and the unique approach needed for these types of cases. The Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys at MADALON LAW offer a free consultation pay for all costs of your case and we will only bill you if we win your case. Speak to one of our accident attorneys now to have your questions answered and find out if you have a case.