Causes of Highway Accidents
Highways are convenient avenues for us to get where we need to go as fast as possible. With higher speed limits and no stoplights, highways are often preferable to routes using smaller streets. However, crashes on highways can be particularly dangerous and cause serious injuries for several reasons.
First, highway accidents often happen at higher speeds, which can result in more serious impacts and potential rollovers. Further, when you are on a highway, you are often alongside large commercial trucks, which can be involved in a collision. When commercial trucks crash into smaller passenger vehicles, the damage and injuries can be severe.
If another party caused a highway accident, that party should be liable for your losses, including medical expenses, lost income, and more. For this reason, it is always critical to identify what caused your crash and who should be responsible.
Some common causes include:
- Excessive speeding
- Driving too fast for road or weather conditions
- Improper passing
- Aggressive driving
- Wrong-way driving
- Intoxicated driving
- Distracted driving
- Violating other traffic rules or trucking regulations
Often, highway crashes are the fault of negligent drivers, and that driver’s insurance policy should be on the hook for your accident. Additionally, if that driver was working at the time of the crash, such as a commercial truck driver, their employer may also be held liable. Other parties that might be to blame include car manufacturers that sold defective vehicles, construction companies that had unsafe road work zones, and more.
Speak with an Upland Car Accident Lawyer
The Law Offices of Brian Brandt handles all types of car crash claims, including those stemming from highway crashes. Contact us online or call 800.983.4467 to schedule your free consultation. We can evaluate your rights to compensation and advise you of the best course to get the financial recovery you deserve.