As a major city along the I-95 corridor between Washington, D.C. and New York City, Wilmington sees more than its fair share of traffic on and around the various highways passing through the area. Unfortunately, more traffic means more of a risk that a negligent driver may collide with and injure someone else on the road with them—and given how fast cars tend to travel on interstates, a collision like this will often lead to catastrophic injuries.

Recovering fair financial restitution after any kind of automobile wreck can be tricky, but it is vital to demand comprehensive compensation for the effects of a highway car accident in Wilmington to protect your future. If you have been hurt under circumstances like this recently, you should make it a priority to contact a seasoned car accident lawyer from Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, and Dhaya.

Common Causes of Highway Car Crashes

Many of the same behaviors that can cause traffic crashes anywhere can lead to high-speed collisions on interstates and other highways in Wilmington, with drunk driving and distracted driving being two especially common and dangerous culprits. However, there are also some forms of “negligence” behind the wheel that are more likely to cause serious injuries on highways than on roads where traffic moves at a slower pace, such as changing lanes without signaling, exceeding the speed limit, and not checking “blind spots” before merging onto or off of the highway.

Highway accident injuries, due to the speeds and number of vehicles involved,  are often severe and all too often life-threatening. A qualified car crash attorney can help demand restitution for medical bills, lost working capacity, physical pain, and psychological suffering caused by injuries like spinal cord trauma, internal organ damage, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and the loss or amputation of a limb.

Getting Around Obstacles to Effective Civil Recovery

Legal counsel can also play a key role in navigating around legal and procedural roadblocks that might otherwise keep the victim of a negligent driver from recovering fully for losses stemming from a highway car accident in Wilmington. First and foremost, a capable lawyer can help construct and then file a strong claim for compensation within the filing deadline set by the “statute of limitations,” which is generally two years after the date on which the collision actually occurred.

Perhaps more importantly, legal representation can help fight allegations made by the defendant being sued that the plaintiff filing suit was partly to blame for causing their own injuries through their negligent conduct. Otherwise, a court might assign that injured plaintiff a percentage of “comparative fault” and, depending on what that percentage is, either reduce the total compensation available to them or throw their case out of court altogether.

Contact a Wilmington Attorney for Help With a Highway Car Accident Claim

Automobile crashes can be traumatic experiences no matter where or how they occur. When a wreck happens at highway speeds while you are surrounded by multiple other cars, though, the outcome of the incident may extend far past “traumatic” and be better described as “catastrophic”—something which you may have learned the hard way recently by no fault of your own.

In a situation like this, guidance from an experienced lawyer can make a world of difference in your ability to enforce your rights and obtain the financial restitution you deserve. Call Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, and Dhaya today for assistance following a highway car accident in Wilmington.