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Highway Accident Attorneys in California

Legal Help for Your Highway Accident Legal Matters

California has more than 16,000 miles of paved highways, freeways, interstates, and state routes. Millions of vehicles travel California highways every day. With so many cars on the road, accidents and crashes are unavoidable. Freeway collisions happen every single day in California, many resulting in serious or catastrophic injury or death. At HN Injury Lawyers, we have represented victims of head-on collisions, vehicle rollover accidents, and multi-vehicle pileup accidents. Our clients have included victims injured in crashes on all major California highways and freeways, including:

  • Interstate 5 Accidents
  • Interstate 8 Accidents
  • Interstate 10 Accidents
  • Interstate 15 Accidents
  • Interstate 40 Accidents
  • Interstate 80 Accidents
  • Interstate 580 Accidents
  • S. Route 50 Accidents
  • S. Route 101 Accidents
  • S. Route 395 Accidents
  • CA State Route 99 Accidents
  • California State Route 49 Accidents
  • California State Route 299 Accidents
  • California State Route 33 Accidents
  • California State Route 91 Accidents
  • California State Route 20 Accidents
  • California State Route 36 Accidents

California freeway collisions often result in serious or catastrophic injury or fatality due to the higher speeds that vehicles travel and other contributing factors. If you have been hurt in a California freeway collision, you may be entitled to substantial compensation from the party or parties responsible for your injuries or a family member's wrongful death.

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Causes of Highway Accidents

Determining liability is an essential element of successfully handling any personal injury claim. Our attorneys work with some of the best accident investigators and engineers to establish fault and liability in freeway collisions. California interstate accidents and highway crashes can have multiple causes, including:

  • Defective road design
  • Driver distraction
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drunk driving
  • Flying debris
  • Lack of roadway maintenance
  • Lack of vehicle maintenance
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane change
  • Weather conditions

Our California personal injury lawyers have handled numerous CA highway accident cases involving injury or death from all types of vehicles, including car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. We have also handled roadway construction workers, pedestrian and bicyclist injury, and wrongful death claims.

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Had a rear end accident on the freeway with my kids...My case is now close and are very happy my kids and I are great with no more back pain. Thank you Phil and staff.”
- Pamela J.

Roadside and Shoulder Accidents in California

Drivers may need to pull to the side of a roadway due to vehicle problems, a tire blowout, or other situation. When stopped on the shoulder of the road, there is an elevated risk of a serious collision. We have all seen drivers who choose to move around traffic by accessing the shoulder, which is illegal. If a car, truck, van, SUV, or other vehicle is parked on the shoulder, this negligent driving behavior can be a disaster, with the negligent driver colliding with the stopped vehicle, injuring or killing the driver and their passengers. Several road conditions can lead to one of these deadly accidents, including:

  • A driver fails to observe a stranded vehicle stopped on the shoulder, slamming into the vehicle.
  • A negligent driver does not observe a pedestrian on the shoulder, hitting them.
  • A negligent driver swerves onto the side of the road, failing to observe a stopped vehicle.
  • A drunk driver is operating a vehicle recklessly, hitting a stalled vehicle on the roadside.
  • A speeding driver is unable to slow down fast enough to avoid a rear-end collision and swerves to the side of the road, hitting a stranded or stopped vehicle.

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Road Construction Zones and Roadside Accidents

The I-5 is one of the most heavily traveled freeways in the USA, and the location of road construction zones, such as the recently completed I-5 Central County project, which created a carpool lane between SR-55 and SR-57. This was a large construction project, which included demolishing on and off ramps to create the space for new lanes.

Drivers traveling through construction zones must be extremely alert, to avoid a collision with a road construction worker. Lanes of traffic can shrink, coned off, and drivers are legally required to drive at the posted speed limit. When a road construction accident occurs due to driver negligence, the fines are doubled. A driver who impacts a road construction vehicle on the shoulder could leave a worker suffering serious or fatal injuries.

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Lane Splitting Accidents

Motorcyclists have the legal right to drive between lanes of traffic in California. If a vehicle driver fails to ensure it is safe to change lanes, impacting a rider, it is likely an act of negligence that will allow the motorcyclist to file a claim or lawsuit to recover damages.

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Elevated Risk of Accidents: Onramps and Dangerous Interchanges

Merging into moving traffic from an onramp can be dangerous. When pulling into moving traffic, another driver may fail to observe a merging vehicle, aggressively increase speed, or move into the slow lane where other vehicles are merging. Onramps and merge lanes are known to have an elevated risk of a collision. Some interchanges are the location of many serious or deadly collisions, including:

  • The Orange Crush interchange
  • The El Toro Y
  • The 101-405 interchange
  • Santa Ana freeway interchanges in Los Angeles and Orange County

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Protect Your Legal Rights After an Accident

If you or a member of your family is the victim of a California freeway or highway accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact HN Injury Lawyers for a consultation and complimentary assessment of your case. We are happy to answer your questions and explain your legal options at no charge. Our staff is available to take your call 24 hours a day. Home and hospital visits are also available. To speak with an attorney, call (657) 333-5726.

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About HN Injury Lawyers

HN Injury Lawyers is one of California’s premier personal injury firms. We are committed to helping our seriously injured clients obtain full and fair compensation by fully holding accountable those who have negligently caused injury or death. All of our services are contingent upon a settlement or verdict – we do not accept any payment until we recover money for your claim. Call today for a free consultation.

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