Driving on the highway is a stressful experience for new drivers, and for good reason: when traveling at speeds in excess of 60 mph on a crowded, multi-lane road, there is a lot to pay attention to and a lot of dangers to avoid. As we get more familiar with driving and get used to traveling on the highway this stress tends to dissipate, but no matter what it is always a dangerous activity no matter how much experience you have. If other people on the road choose to engage in reckless, negligent, or otherwise dangerous behavior, then you are at risk of an accident. If you are in a highway accident someone else caused, then you have a right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit, but if you do so without the help of an experienced personal injury and car accident attorney, it can be difficult to get the money you actually deserve.
From the moment you file an insurance claim after a highway car accident, the insurance company springs into action to find every possible justification for reducing your final settlement from what you actually deserve. In fact, they will attempt to completely disregard your non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and will use any technicality or legal method available to deny as much of your claim as they are able.
Contact BKBB Law Today For a Free Consultation After a Highway Car Accident
We offer a free initial consultation for victims of highway car accidents where we can discuss the specifics of your accident and give you a better understanding of how we can help you move forward from this frustrating and disruptive event and get back on your feet with the money you deserve. When someone else is responsible for your accident, the resulting injuries, and the financial impacts they cause, there is no reason you should have to suffer the economic consequences. They should pay for the damages, and we will fight to make sure that is the case.
Working with a Fort Lauderdale accident attorney is one of the best ways you can successfully navigate an insurance claim without being undermined by the insurance company. Remember that no matter how pleasant the agent assigned to your case may be, they are there to do one thing: settle your claim for as little as possible, without regard to how these savings will negatively impact your life. That’s what the team at BKBB Law is here to do – fight for what is right, and for what you deserve to be able to move forward with your life.
Common Causes of Highway Car Accidents
There are innumerable ways a car accident can occur on the highway, so whether or not you see the cause of your own crash listed below, contact us as soon as possible. We understand that every accident is unique, so we take a unique approach to each case we represent in order to ensure our clients are treated as the individuals they are, and we are fighting for an award that is specifically tailored to their accident.
Drunk driving is one of the most dangerous decisions someone can make, but unfortunately, more than 130 million drunk drivers take to the roads each year, with drunk driving accounting for roughly 30% of all fatal car accidents in the country each year. Getting into an accident with a drunk driver is extremely frustrating, knowing that your injuries could have been avoided if the driver had made a responsible decision to call an Uber or otherwise keep from getting behind the wheel, but we will fight to get you the money you deserve for their recklessness.
Though it may seem like many drivers take them as a suggestion, speed limits are the law – and for good reason. When road planners determine the appropriate speed limit for a road, including highways, they take many factors into consideration including curves or hazards, yields, merges, and much more. When someone ignores the posted speed limit, they are relying on their reaction time and their vehicle’s agility to help them maneuver safely through a hazard, but many times they are unable to do so and cause an accident instead.
Inexperienced drivers have a lot to pay attention to as they get used to traveling on the open road, and an inexperienced driver on the highway can put everyone at risk as they try to pay attention to each lane, all of the vehicles passing on both sides, upcoming on- and off-ramps, and everything else that experienced drivers tend to register subconsciously. These drivers may forget to check their blind spots before changing lanes, could slam on their brakes in a panic, or make many other actions we are not expecting, all of which can lead to a crash.