Our Lawyers Help People Injured on America’s Highways and Interstates
Driving on the highway is a daily reality for many of us. Few people consider the potential dangers until they are involved in a serious accident. The high speeds, tailgating and dangerous driving practices we see every day can lead to catastrophic injuries or even death. If you have been involved in a highway crash or if you have lost a loved one in a car or truck accident, we can help you.
At Massey and Duffy, PLLC, we have an exceptional record of obtaining maximum verdicts and settlements for victims of highway accidents and their families. We provide customized service, personal attention and aggressive advocacy. Our clients are treated with the care and compassion they deserve after a serious accident. We have the skill and experience to ensure we obtain full compensation for our clients.
Negligent Driving and Personal Injury Law
Many behaviors can lead to highway accidents. The car or truck that caused the accident may have been speeding, distracted or driving inattentively. Whether the case involves a drunk driver or an injury caused by unsafe lane changes, it is vital to choose a law firm with the knowledge and skill to build a strong case. Identifying negligent conduct and presenting it to a jury in a compelling way requires experience and an extensive network of resources.
Our lawyers have handled many highway accident cases, and we know how to help our clients obtain maximum compensation. The impact of a crash on a victim and his or her family cannot be underestimated. We handle wrongful death claims to allow loved ones to hold negligent drivers accountable while collecting appropriate compensation.
Causes of Highway Accidents
Interstate collisions can involve any type of vehicle. Car accidents, truck and bus accidents and motorcycle accidents can all occur on highways. Below are some of the common causes for crashes that happen on interstate roadways:
- Speeding: One of the most common causes of highway accidents is speeding. In Florida, most interstate roads have a designated speed limit of 55–70 mph. Drivers who exceed the limit can have a difficult time controlling and stopping their vehicles.
- Poorly designed on and off ramps: Entering and exiting a highway should be a smooth process. However, not all on and off ramps are intuitively designed. If you are injured because of a poorly designed highway exit or entry ramp, Massey and Duffy, PLLC, can investigate your accident and determine if you have enough evidence to build a case.
- Road construction: The presence of road work or construction can confuse drivers and possibly lead to an accident.
- Defective roads: Since motorists on highways and interstates are moving at high speeds, it is vital that these roads be well maintained and free of defects. Uneven pavement and potholes can cause catastrophic injury or even death to drivers, especially motorcyclists.
The physical, emotional and psychological pain of a highway accident can be unbearable. Our lawyers act compassionately and promptly to assist injury victims in obtaining compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. Contact Massey & Duffy, PLLC, today to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
Frequently Asked Questions About Highway Accidents
What are some of the common causes for crashes that happen on interstate roadways:
Speeding, poorly designed on and off ramps, and defective roads.
What is an example of a defective road?
Well made roads are essential, since motorists on highways and interstates are moving at high rates of speed that these roads be well maintained and free of defects. Uneven pavement and potholes can cause catastrophic injury or even death to drivers, especially motorcyclists.
Why is hiring our lawyers important for representing you and your loved ones in a highway accident?
Our lawyers act compassionately and promptly assist injury victims in obtaining compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages.