Auto Accident on the Highway

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Car accidents are dangerous accidents, but car accidents that happen at highway speeds are that much more so. In fact, the higher the speed involved, the more likely it is that an accident will happen in the first place and the more likely it is that the accident will be fatal. As such, auto accidents on the highway are some of the most dangerous traffic accidents out there.

If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a highway accident, 388CEDA offers comprehensive medical services that include pain management, and we can also recommend an experienced car accident attorney if you request that we do so.

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The At-Fault Driver’s Negligence

The majority of highway auto accidents are caused by driver negligence. Whenever a motorist gets behind the wheel of a car, he or she takes on an immense responsibility that includes adhering to the rules of the highway he or she is traveling on, and failure to live up to this important responsibility can lead to exceptionally dangerous accidents. Unfortunately, driver negligence comes in wide-ranging forms.

Distraction

Driver distraction continues to play a role in far too many accidents on our highways, and one of the deadliest distractions out there is texting and other smartphone activities. When a driver takes to his or her phone to read or send a text while tooling down the highway, it amounts to about five seconds of pure distraction (on average), which translates to driving blind for about the length of a football field, and that is a terrifying thought.

Impairment

Traffic on our highways is often quite congested and tends to run at top speeds. When you combine these factors with driver impairment, it is a frightening proposition. Driver impairment often gets top billing in statistics related to fatal highway accidents.

Exhaustion

A driver who nods off behind the wheel at highway speeds puts everyone on the road at increased risk of being seriously injured – or worse. Drowsy drivers experience physical and cognitive deficits that are very similar to those experienced by drunk drivers.

Excess Speed

We say that speed kills for one very good reason and that is that excess speed is often deadly. Highway speed limits are set fairly high, but they are intended for ideal driving conditions only. Motorists who blast past the set limit or who refuse to take the condition of the road and/or the deleterious effects of bad weather and more into consideration greatly increase the odds that dangerous highway accidents will happen.

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The Damages You Suffer

The damages associated with auto accidents on the highway can be overwhelming. Obtaining compensation that covers your losses in their entirety can play a significant role in your ability to fully heal, which makes carefully accounting for your total losses critical.

Your Medical Expenses

If you’ve been injured in a car accident on the highway, you will likely suffer serious injuries that require extensive medical care and attention, which can include any of the following:

  • Emergency care and transportation
  • Surgery and hospitalization
  • Treatment from doctors and other medical professionals
  • Pain management
  • Prescription medications
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Adaptive physical devices
  • Home health care

At 388CEDA we offer a full suite of medical care for car accident victims like you.

Lost Earnings

Being injured in an accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence often comes with a lengthy recovery process, which can lead to a significant number of lost hours on the job. Depending upon the nature of your accident, you could also face a decrease in your ability to earn and even an altered career trajectory.

Emotional and Physical Pain and Suffering

In addition to your financial damages, there are the physical and emotional damages of pain and suffering to consider. While these losses are not associated with definitive price tags, they can be just as damaging and even more difficult to overcome as the financial damages you suffer. 

Don’t Wait to Consult with 388CEDA

If you have been injured in an auto accident on the highway, you are very likely facing a difficult path toward recovery. At 388CEDA, we are proud to offer comprehensive medical care, including highly effective pain management services, for accident victims like you. Because your health and your claim are both important, we can also recommend an experienced car accident attorney if you request that we do so. For more information about how we may be able to help you, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-388-CEDA today.

*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with aggressive attorneys.

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