Interstate/Highway Accident Lawyer

Interstate/Highway Accident Lawyer

If you travel on Virginia’s interstates regularly, you have probably passed the aftermath of a car accident on the side of the highway.  This is especially true if you travel Interstate 81 or Interstate 66 frequently.  On these highways, traffic can be backed up for miles due to serious interstate accidents.

While more than half of all auto accidents actually tend to occur close to a driver’s home, the incidence of interstate accidents is growing and the results can be devastating.

Most Dangerous Roads in Virginia

Our law firm has compiled statistics of the most dangerous roads in Virginia since 2017.  Consistently, since that time, Interstate 81, Interstate 66, and Interstate 64 have proven to be some of the most dangerous roadways in the communities we serve.

Year after year, accidents on these interstates cause many injuries as well as deaths.  Some of Virginia’s highways and interstates have been designated as “frequent accident zones.”

See all of the statistics in these articles:

Most Dangerous Roads in Rockingham County

Most Dangerous Roads in Frederick County

Most Dangerous Roads in Albemarle County

Most Dangerous Roads in Warren County

Most Dangerous Roads in Augusta County


Causes of Interstate Accidents

Because of the high speeds drivers travel on interstates and highways, the results of a collision can be catastrophic.

Some of the most common causes of interstate and highway collisions occur when the at-fault driver:

  • Makes an improper lane change
  • Speeds or loses control of the vehicle
  • Is texting or is distracted and rear-ends another vehicle
  • Crowds or pushes the injured driver off the highway
  • Travels the wrong way on an exit ramp or interstate


Injuries From Interstate Accidents

Because of the high speeds involved in interstate and highway accidents, there is often substantial property damage when a collision occurs.  Many times, highway accidents cause roll-overs and even cabin collapses on the vehicles involved.

Along with substantial property damage often comes significant injuries.  These injuries may span a wide spectrum and can range from:

  • neck and other spinal injuries
  • broken bones
  • traumatic brain injuries
  • facial lacerations and deformities
  • Internal injuries

If you have suffered any of these or similar injuries in an interstate or highway car accident due to the negligence of another driver, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

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What Should You Do If You Were Seriously Injured In A Side Impact Car Accident?

If you’ve been injured in an interstate collision, make sure you or someone you know gets photos of the accident scene and your vehicle following the collision.  When we handle your accident case, we obtain the accident report, your medical information and interview any witnesses for you.  We will also take photos of your vehicle and the accident scene.

It is equally important that you get all of the medical treatment you need. Let the doctors treating you know exactly what happened to your body during the accident, including what portions of the body were struck. You should think about how you would describe your pain, including location of the pain and what types of activities seem to aggravate it.

Dealing With Insurance Companies

Claims adjusters work for insurance companies and must act in the best interest of the insurance company. It’s that simple. They have lawyers to protect their interests, and you need the same protection.  You need an experienced team of personal injury lawyers to make sure you receive a full settlement for all of your damages — your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

What Our Clients Say

5-Star Review from a vehicle accident client

“The truck came across the center line and side-swiped my car. My wife and I were both injured in the accident. The Volvo was totaled. My wife needed surgery on her knee. I was suffering from post-traumatic stress as a result of the accident. It affected me far more seriously than I would have expected. I needed legal help and I went to the Ritchie Law Firm. This was a very difficult case because of complicated medical issues and the Ritchie Law Firm was able to handle the problem. They worked very hard for me. I was very satisfied with the outcome. They were a great help to my wife and I. If you’ve been injured, I recommend you call the Ritchie Law Firm.”

Peter Crawford

Scheduling Your Free Case Evaluation with an Personal Injury Lawyer

When you schedule a free case evaluation, we’ll ask you to bring your accident reports, documentation, and medical papers. We’ll go over all of the specifics about the accident and witnesses.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet the legal assistant handling your case, and go over the process, timeline, and contact process for working together.

Still need a little more information? Download our auto accident brochure for more.

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Get in touch with us today so we can evaluate your case. We’ll take a look at your case for free, and we handle most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we’re only paid if we win. You’ve got enough to deal with, let us handle your injury claim.

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