What Are the Most Dangerous Stretches of I-95 in Duval County?
A Jacksonville car accident lawyer reveals what drivers should know
Thousands of vehicles travel the highways in and around Jacksonville every day. Because they’re all traveling at high speeds, a car accident can leave drivers and passengers with serious injuries. One of the busiest highways in Duval County is I-95. Three stretches of this road have been identified as being especially dangerous.
First Coast News analyzed crash data from 2020 from the Florida Highway Patrol Office of Analytical Support. They found that three areas of I-95 in Duval County accounted for a total of 378 crashes with 5 deaths in 2020.
Those sections are:
- Near Lem Turner Rd. (58 crashes, 3 deaths)
- Near Kings Road and Forest St. (195 crashes, 2 deaths)
- Near Emerson (125 crashes, no deaths)
Rush hour traffic is a factor
First Coast News noted that most crashes on these stretches happened on weekdays during rush hour traffic, especially along I-95 near Kings. Tuesdays in particular had a higher number of accidents near Lem Turner.
Unfortunately, there are many negligent drivers on I-95. It only takes one to cause an accident. Whether a driver was speeding, texting and driving, tailgating, or recklessly weaving in and out of traffic, the result can be a motor vehicle crash that leaves people seriously injured.
Victims of accidents are impacted in many ways. Medical expenses for treating their injuries can add up quickly. Victims may not be able to work and experience a loss of income. It can become a struggle to pay the bills.
Experienced legal representation can make a difference
If you were in a highway accident caused by a negligent driver, you shouldn’t have to pay. But recovering financial compensation can be complicated. Negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong. Insurance companies try to minimize your injuries so they can justify paying you as little as possible.
That’s why it’s important to have an experienced car accident lawyer fighting for you.
At Pajcic & Pajcic, our experienced attorneys take your case seriously from the start. We investigate your highway crash to get the facts. Our legal team gathers evidence, carefully reviews accident reports and medical records, and interviews witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Our lawyers reject insurance company attempts to pay you less. We build strong cases and fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
For instance, in one case involving an accident on I-95, we were able to recover $11 million for a woman who was wrongly accused of causing a crash.
It’s important to get trusted legal advice as soon as possible after an accident so you have a clear understanding of your legal rights and options. Learn more about how we can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Jacksonville car accident lawyer. We can review the details of your case, explain your legal options, and answer any questions you have about your potential legal case.