Miami I-95 Accident Attorneys
Helping Florida Clients After Car Crashes
Interstate 95, or I-95, is one of the deadliest stretches of road in Miami and throughout the state of Florida. In fact, the highway is known for having the highest amount of dangerous road sections and is one of the least patrolled areas by the police, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. As if the road wasn’t already dangerous, rarely are there state troopers around to pull over reckless and drunk drivers before they cause car accidents.
If you’ve been harmed on this highway, Flanagan & Bodenheimer Injury & Wrongful Death Law Firm is here to help. Our Miami I-95 accident attorneys, including partners Michael Flanagan and Zachary Bodenheimer, understand the concerns you may have after being injured, including paying off your bills and making up for lost wages. Our founding attorney is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum and our team has collectively recovered millions for our injured clients in need.
Where is the I-95?
Interstate 95 is the main Interstate Highway on the east coast in the U.S.—in Florida, it extends from U.S. Route 1 in Miami north towards Canada. The highway has been known to be dangerous for quite some time; in 2010, The Daily Beast website called I-95 in Florida the “most dangerous superhighway in the country” based on numbers from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the time. Between 2004 and 2009, there were 662 fatal accidents and 765 deaths—an average of 1.73 accidents every mile.
The number of car accidents on I-95 has jumped 41% over the last five years, but despite this increase, state troopers have written 38% fewer tickets over the same time period.
There are a few factors that contribute to the highway’s potential for crashes, the main one being that some parts of the road can have as many as 12 lanes total, creating opportunities to have more cars on the road going at high speeds. Additionally, there are often construction projects happening on the side of the road. All of these lead to more accidents and deaths.
Common Causes of Crashes on the I-95
Crashes on the I-95 can be caused by the same factors that cause any other accident on the highway or road. With that said, we also can’t ignore the fact that Miami is one of the top American cities that tourists flock to over spring break and during summer vacations. This creates some potential road dangers that are unique to Miami and Florida.
Some common causes we’ve seen associated with I-95 accidents include:
- Unfamiliarity with the area: Tourists who are navigating our roads for the first time and are less familiar with the I-95 are more likely to get into accidents when they make sudden lane changes to move towards exists or are distracted while consulting their navigation systems. It’s important to know that all drivers are expected to follow road laws and provide for the safety of others on the road, regardless of where they come from.
- Speeding: An ever-present danger on highways is speeding. Though highways have set speed limits to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers, some drivers still go above the speed limit, either tailgating other drivers or weaving in and out of traffic. This is extremely dangerous, and the higher the speed a car travels at, the more damage it can cause in a collision.
Seeking Justice for Impacted Individuals & Families
There are a variety of injuries a person can suffer from after a car crash on the highway. Some common injuries our lawyers have seen include broken bones and fractures, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries like paralysis, whiplash, abrasions, and more. Because I-95 crashes tend to result in more serious injuries, it’s possible you may be experiencing high damages in medical bills and lost income as a result. Our lawyers can utilize our resources to investigate your accident, collect evidence from photos to witness statements, and protect your rights to compensation so you don’t have to pay out of pocket for all of your expenses. We pride ourselves on our creative approach to each of our cases, which gives us the edge we need to achieve optimal results.
In addition, our team also handles wrongful death claims and can help your family if your loved one was killed in an accident along the I-95. We can help you collect compensation for additional damages like burial and funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and more so your family doesn’t have to worry about your finances. People who have been hurt in car accidents by negligent drivers and other guilty parties deserve justice.