Interstate 95 Automobile, Motorcycle, and Trucking Accidents
Interstate 95 is a major Interstate Highway that hugs the East Coast of Florida and spans the length of Florida from South Florida through North Florida and right up to the Florida -Georgia State Line. Interstate 95 runs North - South and is a significant expressway / highway through many North Florida cities and counties including Volusia County, Flagler County, St. Johns County, Duval County, and Nassau County.
The speed limit along Interstate 95 ranges from 55 miles per hour and at times lower for construction area to 70 miles per hour. Interstate 95 is utilized by personal and commercial drivers alike. The size of the vehicles traveling along Interstate 95 range from motorcycles to compact cars to SUVs to commercial trucks to semi-tractor trailer trucks. In some stretches along Interstate 95, there are only 1 - 2 lanes in each direction. In busy and better constructed areas, there are multiple lanes. It is important for all operators of motor vehicles to drive with due caution and care along Interstate 95. This is especially true for commercial truckers whose vehicles literally tower over all other vehicles on the road. A crash with a semi-tractor trailer can and does lead to significant personal injuries and even the deaths of innocent drivers and passengers who have every right to use Interstate 95 to travel from one location to another.
It is interesting to note that Interstate 95 is one of the oldest and largest expressways / highways in Florida and the United States. It spans over 1900 miles. In the State of Florida, traffic and automobile accidents on Interstate 95 are supervised and reported by the Florida Highway Patrol as well as other county and municipal police departments.
When there is a crash or accident on Interstate 95, it is important that the scene is properly secured and when possible and safe to do so - photographs are taken of the road scene and damages to the respective vehicles. Fire rescue should be called the scene if the injuries require immediate attention OR if the injury victims need transport to a local emergency room.
In the aftermath of the automobile, trucking, or motorcycle accident on Interstate 95 in the State of Florida, there are a number of challenges faced by the injury victim. There are challenges associated with medical care, medical bills, medical treatment, wage loss, pain, suffering, and the loss of enjoyment of life. It is important for an injury victim to understand Florida law and the intricacies of Florida Automobile Insurance Policies. Certainly, a person who is injured as a result of the negligence of another driver has the right under Florida law to pursue compensation for economic damages (medical bills and wage loss) and non-economic damages (pain, suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life). The facts and evidence surrounding the crash are just pieces of a broader puzzle that fit together to form a legal claim or case on behalf of the injury victim. That's right - a case or claim is like a puzzle. The pieces of the puzzle and case must fit together to form the total picture or image. A Florida Personal Injury Attorney can guide, advise, and counsel an injury victim as to the complex puzzle that forms a personal injury case or claim.
David A. Wolf is a Florida Personal Injury Attorney and has serve his clients and the community for over 28 years. He is the author of a number of books including the book titled - When the Wheels Stop Spinning - Legal Rights of the Injured Child - What You Need to Know After the Accident. His clients have ranged in age from infants to one client who was 106 years old. David A. Wolf strongly believes in Giving a Voice to Injury Victims and Their Families. He is available day and night to his current and prospective clients. David A. Wolf provides a FREE CONSULTATION for all personal injury cases and handles these cases on a contingency basis - No Recovery - No Fee.