Interstate Car Accidents
While all motor vehicle accidents are traumatic, interstate accidents can come with their own set of unique challenges.
What Makes Interstate Car Accidents Different?
There are many reasons why car accidents that occur on controlled-access highways, like “interstate” roadways, can be especially devastating. Some reasons include the large number of vehicles that may be present on the road, complex road structures with cars merging and exiting frequently, and the high rates of speed at which vehicles may travel. When a negligent driver is added to the mix, that could be a recipe for disaster.
Interstate accidents can occur because of the negligence of fatigued or drowsy drivers. Some motorists who travel on major highways do so for many hours on end. This may lead to inattentive or distracted driving. The number of large trucks on these roadways can also make interstate accidents especially dangerous. Finally, the amount of construction and work zones may likewise lead to tragic accidents when encountered by negligent drivers. The risks associated with these factors intensify when paired with the fact that highways frequently have many vehicles traveling at high rates of speed.
Common Types of Interstate Car Accidents
Given the nature of highway driving, collisions on these roadways can lead to tragic accidents. For example, according to the New York State Thruway Authority, there were 17 fatal crashes resulting in 18 fatalities on the New York State Thruway in 2021. Accidents that occur on interstates may include collisions involving multiple vehicles, also known as a “pileup.” They may also involve accidents resulting from certain vehicle maneuvers, like merging. Every accident is different and may involve several unique factors and circumstances.
Injured in an Interstate Car Accident? Call William Mattar
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident that occurred on a highway, you may be looking for an experienced car accident lawyer. The attorneys at William Mattar, P.C. can review your case and help determine how you could obtain maximum compensation for your injury. To contact us, dial (844) 444-444 or fill out our free initial consultation form. Or call us 24/7 at (844) 444-4444.