Highways have changed interstate travel for hundreds of millions of drivers since they were first built in the mid-20th century. Highways allow for safe, long-distance travel at higher speeds than public roadways. Though highways make travel easier, they also present their own dangers.
The dangers of highway travel
Collisions that take place on state and interstate highways are more likely to result in serious injuries or death. Highway speeds add to the seriousness of these wrecks and the devastation they cause. In 2016, fatal collisions in Oklahoma increased by 6% from the previous year. Many of those collisions happened on highways.
Highway collisions tend to include multiple vehicles, which can increase the likelihood of injury or death. Multiple-vehicle collisions are also significantly more difficult to resolve. Factor in the types of vehicles involved, how the wreck happened, and the cause of the wreck, and those further complicate the matter.
Because of the complications these types of collisions have, dealing with insurance companies can be more confusing than normal. With multiple parties involved, multiple insurance companies will try to shift responsibility around on each other. It could be a long and frustrating process, and many people don’t know how to deal with insurance companies. Without legal representation, injured victims could easily take a settlement worth less than what they deserve. Don’t be one of those victims.
Don’t try to navigate these complicated legal matters on your own. The attorneys at Lloyd & Lloyd have over 40 years of experience dealing with highway collision cases. We thoroughly investigate each case and negotiate proper compensation for clients. If you or a loved one was injured or you had a loved one die in a highway collision, please contact the attorneys at Lloyd & Lloyd. We will help you understand your legal options and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.