What to do if you are involved in a car accident on I-75


car accident on I-75

Undoubtedly once of the most recognizable interstate roads in the State of Florida, I-75 has been connecting us to the rest of the country since 1977. This major cross-country, north-south route spans from the northern tip of Michigan all the way to the Miami Dade area of southern Florida. For the Sunshine State alone, it runs mostly along the Gulf coast for approximately 470 miles. It serves as a west coast hub for many residents traveling up and down the state’s shores. It should come as no surprise, then, that this highway is no stranger to auto accident injury.

As a matter of fact, The Daily Beast (using data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) reported in 2010 that I-75 is the 15th most deadly highway in the United States, with 536 fatal accidents over a five year period. It was reported that the majority of these accidents took place at the major junctions intersecting with the interstate, which you can find below, listed from north to south:

  • US 129 north-northeast of Suwannee Springs

  • I‑10 west-northwest of Five Points

  • US 90 in Lake City

  • US 41 / US 441 in Ellisville

  • US 441 in Alachua

  • US 27 in Ocala

  • Florida’s Turnpike southeast of Ocala

  • US 98 west-northwest of Ridge Manor

  • I‑275 on the Lutz–Wesley Chapel CDP line

  • I‑4 in Mango

  • US 301 in Palm River-Clair Mel

  • I‑275 east-northeast of Terra Ceia

  • US 301 in Ellenton

  • US 17 on the Solana–Cleveland CDP line

  • US 27 in Weston

  • I‑595 on the Davie–Sunrise-Weston tripoint

  • SR 826 / SR 924 on the Hialeah–Miami Lakes city line

 

Find yourself injured in an accident on I-75?

Interstate 75 is an very dangerous highway so it is important to remember that the safest place to be is inside your car and only exit when it is safe to do so. Seek immediate medical help. If possible get off the highway at the nearest exit and then take pictures of the accident and exchange information with the driver. An auto injury attorney can help you if you or a loved one ever find yourselves injured in one of these tragic circumstances, call Franco Law at (813) 873-0180 for a free no-obligation consultation regarding your legal rights.We will ensure that sustained pressure is applied to the defendant through our comprehensive processes and our vigilance in the courtroom. Our top priorities are your legal right

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Christine Franco

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Owner of the Tampa firm of Franco Law Group PA, Ms. Franco received her B.A. from The University of South Florida and her J.D. from Stetson College of Law in 1995. Ms. Franco practices primarily in the fields of personal injury, social security disability and has previously acted as the case law monitor for the News & 440 Report, providing updated case law summaries, specifically in the area of workers compensation, for five years. She was also editor of the News & 440 Report, and served for the Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Section as Secretary of the Executive Council.