When you think about it, you can likely wonder why more accidents happen at intersections. Whether car accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, or some other type of accident, the fact that an intersection is, by definition, a place where one or more roads come together understandably means that there are more accidents there.
There are many different types of intersections, some more dangerous than others. For example, one with a yield sign is likely to have more accidents that a four-way stop, while an intersection with five different roads coming together is likely to have even more accidents. Regardless of the type of intersection, if you were involved in a crash at one, and you were injured, then you should contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for your free legal consultation.
Types of Accidents at Intersections
Every level of seriousness can occur at an intersection, from a small fender bender to a fatal car accident. Some of the most common types of accidents include rear-end, t-bone, and sideswipe accidents. They can happen for many reasons, including one or more vehicles not yielding when turning, not following laws, or not understanding the laws.
Intersection accidents can be caused by cars driving too fast to safely stop when the light turns red or running the light entirely. The driver can be distracted by their phone or someone else in the vehicle, or they can be driving while tired. In some cases, drivers may be acting recklessly, such as when they race other vehicles or make illegal U-turns. In short, there is a nearly endless list of potential causes of accidents at intersections.
Determining Fault in Intersection Accidents
In some cases, it is easy to prove who was at fault. Some intersections have cameras that can show who had the right of way and who broke the law. There may be witnesses who can confirm what happened. Absent either of these, it can be a he-said / she-said situation. In that instance, your personal injury attorney can hire an accident reconstruction expert to determine what happened based on skid marks, the position of vehicles, and other factors.
You May Be Able to Recover Compensation for Many Types of Damage
Depending on the injuries, who was at fault, and other factors, you may be eligible for compensation for pain and suffering, your medical costs, lost wages, and emotional distress. When you work with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker as your attorney, you can count on us to work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome for your case. If you were not the at-fault party then you should not be the one stuck with the financial burden.
Even if you were partially at fault, you may still be able to recover damages. The next step is to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for your free legal consultation. We are standing by to help you discover your options.