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In Volusia County, we have quite a few things to be proud of. We boast about having the World’s Most Famous Beach, we host one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the country, and two of the most dangerous interstates in the country can be found here. Okay, so we can’t really be proud of that last part, but that doesn’t make it any less true. I-95 is considered the most dangerous interstate in the entire country, which honestly is not too surprising. Even though it runs through almost every city in Volusia County, from Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach all the way up past Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, we are just a tiny part of I-95. The majority of it runs up through the rest of Florida and all the way to the edge of Maine, where it becomes Canada’s Route 95. Our little section sees plenty of accidents though, especially in the areas between South Daytona and Ormond Beach, where quite a few exits are found in close proximity.

The other most dangerous interstate is, as many have most likely guessed, I-4. I-4 is an interesting interstate because it is so short, yet so well known. If you travel from its beginning in Daytona Beach to it’s end in Tampa, without encountering traffic, it would only take about 2 hours. All along I-4, however, you are going to find delays in the form of traffic accidents, construction, and really just random patches of traffic. In some parts of I-4, especially in the heart of Orlando, you will find constantly changing numbers of lanes, exits built on top of exits, and plenty of drivers trying to navigate it all. Other smaller areas such as Sanford and Altamonte Springs will also have its fair share of traffic problems. Sometimes you will find yourself waiting in stop and go traffic for just a couple of minutes, while other times you will be sitting still for half an hour.

Not everyone on I-4 is all that patient though. When the traffic is bad enough, you might find some drivers treating it like a Mad Max film. They will take the smallest openings possible, cut off other drivers, and even take to the shoulders and exit lanes to gain a few spaces. They think they are crafty until they slip up and get in an accident, creating even more of the traffic they were trying to outsmart. Luckily traffic creates slower speeds and therefore smaller traffic accidents. In the more free flowing areas, however, the automobile accidents become much more severe. Speed limits can get as high as 60 and 70 miles per hour, and it only takes a small bump to create a large mess.

Even though most accidents don’t actually happen here in Volusia County, they are still a large problem for us. Mainly because so many from Volusia County use I-4 to get around Florida. Many of the big events that take place in the state tend to be in Orlando, from concerts to sporting events. So many people here take I-4 because it is a quicker, more direct route to Orlando, and it doesn’t have tolls like the 417 and 408. Many people are more than happy to brave I-4 and it’s traffic to avoid spending the money in tolls.

The same can be said for I-95 since it is the easiest for people to get around Volusia County quickly, it sees constant use. It is difficult to avoid either interstate and still get around to jobs and appointments on time. So Rue & Ziffra make it a point to show diligence when it comes to being Volusia County automobile accident attorneys. We help to represent countless clients each year who face injuries and damages from automobile accidents. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you find yourself involved in an automobile accident. As soon as you get medical treatment, pick up the phone and dial 1-800-526-4711. If you haven’t been involved in an accident, put our number in your contacts. It never hurts to be prepared.

Author: Gary Vela / Number of views (9) / Comments (0)

New Smyrna Beach Automobile Accident Attorney

New Smyrna Beach Automobile Accident Attorney

New Smyrna Beach is an interesting town because it is both a laid back beach time and a lively beach location all at the same time. It’s beach areas have that small surfer town fill, yet when the sun goes down the streets really come to life. Flagler Ave, which can be considered the main center of the beach and party scene in New Smyrna Beach, is rarely empty. Even when it’s pouring down rain you will find people driving up and down the avenue. They might not be enjoying the beach, but they will be enjoying a burger and a drink at one of the several restaurants and taverns. We could go on and on about everything that is constantly going on around Flagler Avenue, but that isn’t really what we are worrying about today. The main thing we are focusing on are the problems all this traffic can cause.

While this is all makes for a fun time out on the town, it also opens up the way for automobile accidents. Not just on Flagler either, even though that is a busy area. Truthfully most of New Smyrna Beach can be a traffic filled mess in the right weather. When the sun is out, the sky blue, and the waves are running high, it’s not uncommon to see long trails of cars waiting at a stop light on State Route 44, which leads to the beach areas. SR 44 runs from DeLand, down past Walmart, between Publix and Winn-Dixie, and ends near the beach. It’s no wonder this road sees plenty of traffic, and it’s fair share of traffic accidents.

Believe us, there isn’t much worse than planning a day at the beach, just to have it ruined by something as small as a fender bender or as large as a full on collision. When the roads are full of cars and trucks, they tend to also be full of impatience and frustration. Drivers start taking every small chance they get to change lanes, zip across roads into turning lanes or try to get past a yellow light before it changes.

While they usually will make their goal, sometimes they take too big a risk and end up in a collision. Not only does this cause more traffic and potential injuries, the results could be far-reaching if the automobile accident is severe enough. No one thinks of the months of unemployment and recovery that might be involved if they misjudge that tiny opening. That is why the law offices of Rue & Ziffra are so diligent when it comes to automobile accidents. We make sure our clients are represented by a determined New Smyrna Beach Automobile Accident Attorney that will get them the compensation they deserve, without waiting in line. If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, contact Rue & Ziffra today at 1-800-526-4711.

Author: Gary Vela / Number of views (7) / Comments (0)

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