Highway accidents are generally more severe than your standard motor vehicle accident. With drivers moving at faster speeds, there is a strong likelihood that an accident will result in catastrophic injuries. Many of the accidents causing these catastrophic injuries have taken place on Interstate 10 (I-10) in Tallahassee. The most common causes of car accidents on this highway include:
- Distracted driving. Distracted driving involves anything that takes your eyes off the road and your mind off the task of driving. This includes actions such as talking or texting on the phone, eating while driving and adjusting the radio. Many forms of distracted driving are illegal under Florida law, providing you with an incentive to remain distraction free when behind the wheel.
- Speeding. It is natural for drivers to move at high speeds when traveling down I-10. However, many people willingly ignore speed limit signs and have trouble making quick adjustments on the road. Countless highway accidents occur due to a driver failing to make a sudden stop and rear-ending another vehicle. You can reduce your risk for an accident by paying close attention to the speed limit signs posted on I-10.
- Driving under the influence. Unfortunately, many drivers still get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While driving under the influence is always a serious offense, it is particularly dangerous when traveling on the highway. If you suspect that someone is driving under the influence, then you should notify the police immediately.
- Driver fatigue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of adults in the United States fail to get enough sleep on a regular basis. Driver fatigue is a contributable factor to many accidents that occur on I-10. You can avoid experiencing driver fatigue by getting at least seven or more hours of sleep each night.
Involved in an Accident on Interstate 10? Contact Us Today for Legal Assistance
Although car accidents occur every day in Florida, highway accidents typically have more long term consequences. For example, you may miss months off from work and receive large medical bills after a highway collision. A personal injury attorney in Tallahassee can help you recover financial compensation and hold the negligent driver accountable for his or her actions.
If you are involved in an accident on Interstate 10, then please contact Milles Law today at (855) 553-3310 for a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online and tell us about your accident. Milles Law is here to help.
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