Florida Turnpike / Ronald Reagan Turnpike Accident
Due to the high speeds at which motor vehicles travel on Florida’s Turnpike, accidents on the highway continue to occur despite better road design and increased patrols. When negligent or reckless driving is added to the vehicles’ high rates of speed, catastrophic accidents are waiting to happen. The Florida highway accident attorneys at The Philip DeBerard Law Firm are always prepared to take on negligent parties and their insurance carriers so injured victims get the compensation they deserve. For a free consultation, contact us at 1-800-299-8878.
About Florida Turnpike
Florida’s Turnpike, also known as the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, is a 312.522-mile north-south toll road that runs through eleven counties in the Florida Peninsula from US 1 in Florida City. It runs through Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, where it parallels I-95, and through Orlando where the route crosses I-4 to its northern end at I-75 near Wildwood. The first of the Turnpike’s two sections is the Mainline that runs from the Golden Glades Interchange to Wildwood (SR 91). The second is Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (SR 821) from Florida City through the suburbs to Miami’s west and north areas.
Florida’s Turnpike Accident
Florida Turnpike is one of the country’s busiest highways, and the nation’s third most heavily-traveled toll road. The highway’ speed limits are typically 70 mph, with some portions slowing down to 65 mph. It’s a toll road, but many motorists who travel from Palm Beach to Miami prefer to take this route than 1-95 due to the shorter distance they need to travel to get to their destination.
Accidents that occur on Ronald Reagan Turnpike can result in severe injuries and even death. Sadly, the victims are often innocent drivers and passengers. Many motorists who regularly travel on Florida’s Turnpike sometimes forget to take simple safety steps that could help them avoid accidents, such as staying alert, maintaining a safe following distance, following the speed limit, checking blind spots, not running a red light, and signaling properly. When someone is injured in an accident on the Turnpike, the negligent driver is legally liable for the victim’s injuries and losses.
Philip DeBerard Personal Injury Attorney
When handling Turnpike accident claims, the Florida highway accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Philip DeBerard always take into consideration the long-term financial implications of the accident, and not just the short-term medical expenses. They want to make sure that the injured victims obtain enough compensation to cover the future cost of their injuries. Contact us at 1-800-299-8878.
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