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The Dangers of Driving On Interstate Highways

By Christopher Hoffmann  Feb. 6, 2015 3:18p

Many of us drive every day on interstate highways for commuting to work, transporting goods, or for leisure.

The risk of getting involved in an auto accident on the interstate is quite high. High speed, dangerous driving practices, and tailgating often cause accidents that lead to injuries and fatalities. Many accidents that occur on interstate highways are serious as they involve multiple vehicles, head-on collisions, or high speed crashes. If you or someone close to you has become the victim of an interstate accident, contact an experienced Missouri car accident lawyer. The medical treatment and repair costs can be very high in a serious interstate accident, so you will need the help of a competent lawyer to receive maximum possible damages for your injuries.

The Causes of Interstate Accidents

Highway and interstate accidents can be the result of various factors. It is possible that the driver who caused an interstate accident was speeding, that the driver was distracted, or under the influence of alcohol. Regardless if the accident was caused by aggressive lane changes or a drunk driver, a victim must understand that he or she has the right to claim damages for all the losses suffered. Interstate accidents can involve any type of vehicle. Truck, car, motorcycle, and bus accidents occur on interstate highways. Here are some common reasons why interstate accidents occur:

  • Speeding: The most common cause of interstate accidents is speeding. Due to high speed limits on interstate highways, people tend to driver faster and may find it difficult to control and stop their vehicles in time to avoid a collision.
  • Road construction: Often, construction and road work on interstate highways confuses drivers, causing accidents.
  • Ill-designed entrance and exit ramps: Many entrance and exit ramps on interstate highways are not properly designed, which makes it difficult to enter and exit the highway. This too can cause an accident.
  • Defective roads: Pot holes and uneven roads can lead to serious accidents on highways as most vehicles drive at high speed.
  • Fatigue: Truck drivers often drive for days at a stretch without proper rest, leading to driver fatigue and serious car accidents.

Your Right for Full Compensation

The physical, psychological, and emotional pain associated with interstate accidents can be intolerable. A victim needs to be aware of their right to claim compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. at (314) 361-4242. We will prepare and litigate your case in a way that gets you the maximum possible compensation for your losses.

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