Oftentimes we take to the highways as an escape. Whether we’re traveling to visit family, are heading to a weekend getaway spot or are just enjoying the fun of a roadtrip with friends, it can take you completely off guard, putting your plans to a screeching halt, if you are involved in a highway car accident.
Speed is a leading cause of fatal collisions in Canada and with the average highway speed limits between 100 and 110 km/h the risks can be elevated especially if there are external factors at play.
Common Causes Of Highway Car Accidents
- Distracted driving
- Crossing the centerline
- Impaired driving
- Bad weather
- Reckless driving
- Unsafe passing
- Night driving or lack of visibility
- Tire blowouts
- Animal crossings
It’s no surprise that with such a long list of possible causes there is an extremely high rate of totaled car accidents, rollover accidents and head-on collisions that occur on highways. Highway crashes almost always result in serious and even sometimes fatal injuries for those involved, which is why it’s imperative to reach out to an experienced accident injury lawyer for support in the aftermath of your crash.
Especially when settlements and compensation could be high, insurance companies may pressure you into settling for less than what is fair for the damages you’ve endured. At Tarrabain law, we are here to help.
Who is at Fault for a Highway Car Accident?
Because the cause of highway accidents can vary greatly it’s not always immediately clear who is at fault in a highway crash. As experienced accident lawyers, we can assist you in determining who is at fault in your case, and can offer support even in complicated circumstances to ensure the party who caused your crash is held responsible.
“I am no stranger to the freedom that Alberta highway travel affords us, but in an instant those trips can turn serious and even deadly, very quickly. At Tarrabain Law we can offer our support to ensure you are represented fairly in any circumstance. Do not hesitate to contact a lawyer following your crash. We’ve represented clients in many highway collisions and are prepared to ensure you receive a fair settlement,” says Founder of Tarrabain Law, Senia Tarrabain.