Earlier this week, Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal crash on Interstate 95 in St. Johns County. According to FHP, one person died and two other people suffered critical injuries in a multi vehicle crash. The crash occurred when a sport utility vehicle traveling north crossed the grass median and collided with a tractor trailer headed south. After the initial impact, a sedan travelling south collided with the SUV. At least one vehicle caught fire. FHP has not given any indication why the SUV crossed the median. Our condolences go out to all of those affected by this terrible crash.
As St. Augustine car accident attorneys, we have repeatedly written about the disproportionate number of fatal accidents that happen in the St. Johns County section of I-95 as reflected in our webpage titled “Car Accident Attorneys in St. Johns County.” Unfortunately, the portion of I-95 in Florida is considered the most dangerous interstate in the country with the Jacksonville portion representing the fifth most dangerous section of interstate in the country.
We cannot be sure why there are so many serious accidents on the St. Johns County section of I-95. Perhaps one reason is that there is frequent traffic congestion in this area due to traffic heading into, and coming out of, Jacksonville, which is directly north of St. Johns County. Construction along this portion of I-95 may also be a factor. Of course, texting and other distractions by cell phones have also become a very common cause for collisions in recent years.
It is easy to obtain an evaluation from our St. Augustine car accident attorneys. We are able to discuss your situation on the phone, via internet videoconferencing (“Zoom”), or in our St. Augustine Beach or downtown Jacksonville offices. We handle personal injury cases resulting from nearly any sort of accident including car accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian vs. vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents and bicycle accidents. If we accept your case, we will never charge you anything unless we recovery money for you.
In addition, while many law firms do not do so, we will help you with your property damage claim at no expense to you. If your vehicle is totaled, we will make sure the insurance company is paying fair value for your vehicle along with taxes and tag fees. If your vehicle requires repairs, we can make sure all crash related damage is fully assessed and repaired using quality manufacturer’s parts.
We will also assist with billing concerns for your medical care. Not all doctors are willing to accept auto insurance. However, t is very important that you use your auto insurance (called “personal injury protection” coverage). We can refer you to doctors in St. Augustine who will accept your auto insurance including doctors specializing in primary care, pain management and neurosurgery.
There are many lawyers handling car accident cases in St. Augustine. We encourage you to call several and read online reviews. We are proud of the positive reviews from our clients and we think it reflects our focus on the quality of cases we handle, not the quantity.