Drivers traveling at excessive speeds may not be able to keep a vehicle under control as well as if they were traveling the speed limit. As a result, there is a higher risk that a speeding vehicle will be involved in a car accident. In some instances, that vehicle may be the only one involved in a crash, but it is also likely that another vehicle could be hit and innocent individuals could be the victims of a fatal accident.
Interstate traffic can at times be difficult to maneuver. Vehicles and drivers can also have a hard time merging back into the flow of traffic if they have had to stop for some reason. If a truck driver does not ensure that a lane is clear before attempting to get back on the roadway, a semi truck accident could occur. In turn, if serious injuries or a fatality results from such an accident, a legal situation could also arise.
Suffering serious injuries is a negative situation for anyone to have to face. Medical bills can accumulate, pain will likely be experienced and a person's life can be substantially affected. If the person has been injured due to the actions of a drunk driver, there may be additional reasons to file a personal injury claim against the driver considered responsible.
On many roadways with multiple lanes and heavy traffic there are physical medians to separate the opposite lanes of travel. Some of these medians are concrete barriers and others may only be grassy strips. Though they may help in keeping the lanes separated, these medians cannot always prevent a vehicle from crossing over and a serious car accident from taking place.