A car accident on a highway can be devastating. Many victims of highway accidents suffer life-altering injuries that require lengthy periods of rehabilitation. Unfortunately, the high-speed nature of the road and the large number of vehicles moving at once make highways extremely dangerous places to be. In fact, according to a recent study, California State Route 99 is the deadliest highway in the United States. If you were injured in a car crash on a busy freeway, contact an experienced Expressway Injury Lawyer as soon as possible.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the most common causes of car accidents on expressways and other major roadways in the country. In 2016, drunk driving killed 10,497 people nationwide and caused thousands of injuries. In addition, driving while distracted is also a leading cause of highway car crashes. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly one out of every three highway crashes is caused by a driver who is using their phone or other electronic device while behind the wheel.
Another common cause of highway accidents is when drivers fail to check before changing lanes or attempting to veer around another vehicle. Injuries from these types of accidents can be severe and may include broken bones, head trauma, neck and back injuries, spinal cord damage, and other serious and permanent injuries.
An experienced attorney can help victims of highway accidents recover fair compensation for their losses and expenses. A knowledgeable lawyer will carefully evaluate the facts of your case, including police reports, witness statements, photos or video footage of the accident, and other evidence. If necessary, an expert in accident reconstruction can assist with identifying the fault parties.
Our legal team has the experience to hold government entities liable for highway design defects that can lead to catastrophic crashes. For example, in a landmark case, we successfully held the City of New York and the State of New York accountable for failing to replace improper barriers on the Bronx River Parkway with proper, taller barriers that had been proven to prevent such devastating accidents.
Merging into heavy traffic on a busy highway requires patience and flexibility from both drivers already on the road and those attempting to merge. When drivers are impatient and fail to wait for a clear path, it can cause them to crash into traffic that is already on the interstate or expressway, or force other drivers to brake hard or veer into other lanes to avoid a collision.
Our attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Recognized by Expertise LLC as Best Car Accident Lawyers, understand the earth-shattering impact a car accident on an expressway can have on your life. We have helped hundreds of accident victims and their families to rebuild their lives after a catastrophic highway accident. Our experienced team takes pride in fighting for the justice that you deserve. We have a long history of success and have recovered over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients.