THE ON-RAMP AND OFF-RAMP OF FLORIDA’S MOST DANGEROUS HIGHWAY
OUR CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS UNDERSTAND THE DANGERS OF I-95
The majority of our staff uses I-95 to get to our Ft. Lauderdale accident attorneys office location. There are stories about accidents on I-95 every morning and every afternoon. There is never a question of if there will be an accident on 95 – just how many accidents and should we seek an alternate route. Even though Highway I-95 stretches across the entire U.S. Eastern Seaboard (Miami to the beginning of Canada) and passes through more states than any other U.S. highway, it is the Florida portion of I-95 that seems to be the most deadly. In fact, in 2010 the Florida portion of I-95 had more fatal accidents than any other Highway in the United States.
I-95 ON-RAMP AND OFF-RAMP ACCIDENTS ARE OFTEN DEADLY
A car accident on I-95 can happen on the shoulder, median or road of the highway. A vehicle can collide with trucks, buses, cars, motorcycles, road debris, construction barriers and more. An area of highway that sees its share of accidents is the on-ramp and off-ramp. Unfortunately, these accidents can often be fatal.
So what are some of the factors that lead to these car accidents?
- Ramps: Cars can lose control on the ramps if they are getting on or off I-95 too quickly. Remember that most of these ramps are higher than ground level. Losing control on an elevated ramp can lead to a vehicle rollover, collision or accidentally driving into the small body of water that ramps often loop around.
- On-Ramp and different speed limits: An on-ramp can be extremely dangerous because they have low-speed limits (in order for cars to not lose control) and drivers are entering a high-speed road. This could lead to a devastating auto collision if one of the drivers isn’t paying attention – the driver entering I-95 at a slower speed or the driver already on I-95 traveling at a very fast speed.
- Off-Ramp and vehicle direction: When a vehicle is exiting I-95, it is normally at a faster speed than usual. There have been occasions where a car takes the off-ramp to get on I-95. This will cause a head-on collision with two vehicles – and more than likely a car accident death (or deaths). This highway scenario is so dangerous; police are instructed to stop pursuing if a suspect they are chasing were to do this during a chase.
- Not wanting to miss the exit: We have all seen it. Someone quickly cutting through lanes (sometimes without the turn signal) so they don’t miss their exit. Cars will even go from the HOV lane to the exit in the time that it takes to drive a quarter mile on I-95. This urgency can create a sudden congestion on the exit lane and possibly even an accident.
SPEAK TO A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
The Ft. Lauderdale car accident attorneys of MADALON LAW understand the roads of Interstate 95 and are here to help car accident victims with a free consultation and all fees of the case taken care of by the firm. You will not even be billed unless we win your case. Driving on any highway can be unpredictable, but it is hard to find one more unpredictable than I-95.
Contact our Broward accident attorneys today so we can answer your questions and help you during this difficult time. Our injury firm handles cases throughout the State of Florida.