A motor vehicle accident can happen on any road at any time. That said, the most serious accidents often occur on interstates and highways. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that the vehicles are moving at a high rate of speed.
In Louisiana, for example, there are interstates that run all over the state. For this reason, thousands upon thousands of vehicles travel on these roads at every hour of the day.
There are many causes of interstate motor vehicle accidents, including the following:
— Reckless driving, such as speeding or not using signals to change lanes.
— Distracted driving, which is a common problem among drivers of motor vehicles and trucks.
— Drowsy driving, especially among truckers who do not get enough sleep.
All of these behaviors can lead to an interstate motor vehicle accident in which one or more individuals is seriously injured or even killed.
If you’re involved in this type of accident, the first thing you should do is move your car to safety. However, this can be quite difficult on some elevated sections of I-10 where there is no designated breakdown lane.
From there, your health is the only thing that matters. Make sure an ambulance arrives at the scene as soon as possible.
Finally, once you’re on the road to recovery, you can learn more about your legal rights for receiving compensation.
At our law firm, we know that interstate motor vehicle accidents are more common than they should be in the state of Louisiana. Over the years, we have helped many people in these accidents receive compensation as a means of regaining control of their life. This is a difficult situation to be in, but there are steps you can take to feel better about the future.