Florida’s I-95 –America’s Most Deadly Road– Site of 1,713 Crashes in Jacksonville Area in 1 Year
Driving on Interstate 95 in Florida appears to be a risky ride. The highway runs through 15 states but statistics show that there are more accidents on I-95 in Florida than any other state. In fact, according to numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, I-95 in Florida has the highest fatality rate of any road anywhere in the country.
WJXT-TV-4 obtained statistics for the Northeast Florida area through a public records request. The Florida Highway Patrol numbers showed 1,713 reported accidents from the Florida-Georgia line south through Flagler County from April 2014 to April 2015. In those crashes there were 573 injuries and 25 fatalities.
The Fuller Warren Bridge area appears to be the most dangerous stretch in the area with the FHP reporting 280 accidents in the past year. It is a high-traffic area with 150,000 vehicles on the bridge every day.
Speed and distracted driving are some of the major factors contributing to many of these accidents. Construction zones and changing traffic patterns can also create problems on the roadways. Keeping your eyes on the road, staying alert and paying close attention to your surroundings are helpful ways to prevent crashes.
Over the last 40 years, the Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic has represented numerous clients who have been involved in crashes on Interstate 95. Gross recoveries – through jury verdicts and settlements – for clients injured or killed in these cases have totaled more than $100 million.
Those cases include $11 million for a mother who was catastrophically injured on I-95 in Jacksonville and more than $9 million for the family of a man killed by a trucker who was driving on the interstate over hours and high on drugs. Below are listings of just some of our cases involving crashes on I-95.
- Over $11 Million for Driver Wrongly Charged with Accident
- Trucking Company Pays $9.65 Million for Death
- $10.2 Million Verdict for Death from Explorer Roof Crush
- Trucker Pays $7 Million Even Though Not Charged With Accident
- Insurance Company for Trucker Pays $4 Million on $1 Million Policy
- Big Truck Case Settles Just Before Jury Selection for $2.75 Million
- Two Million for Death of Wife and Mother
- 1 Old Spare Tire: 3 Deaths and 1 Quadriplegic
- $1 Million for Family Injured in 100 MPH Police Chase