Intersection Car Accident Lawyers
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Intersections are vital junctions where streets, vehicles, and road travelers converge. Despite their key role in modern transportation, intersections are also the sites of far too many auto accidents each year. In fact, about 1 in every 3 fatal car crashes occurs at an intersection (source: FHWA).
Whenever wrecks happen in intersections, negligence is often involved — and investigating the crash can be integral to figuring out who’s responsible for it and how to recover.
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to helping intersection accident victims seek justice, sue, and win full, fair compensation. Strategic, tenacious, and fearless, our intersection accident lawyers have decades of experience going up against the toughest opponents to help our clients win when it matters most.
That’s why we’re known as leading car accidentattorneys in Louisiana and Texas. And it’s why you can trust us for highly effective representation and client-centered service when it’s time to recover.
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- What Types of Car Accidents Happen at Intersections?
- What Causes Most Intersection Car Accidents?
- Intersection Accident Statistics
- How to Prevent Intersection Accidents: 10 Safety Tips
What Types of Car Accidents Happen at Intersections?
Nearly any type of motor vehicle crash can occur at an intersection — and that includes intersections that are:
- Signalized: Traffic signals at intersections can time and facilitate the safe flow of traffic. Tragically, however, about 33% of all deadly intersection accidents happen at signalized intersections (source: FHWA).
- Non-signalized: Intersections without signals can include roundabouts, intersections with traffic signs only, and intersections with no signage. Motorists who are unfamiliar with how to safely navigate non-signalized intersections can face far greater crash risks at these junctions.
When collisions happen near or in an intersection, they tend to involve crashes like (but not limited to):
- Rear-end collisions
- Wrong-way crashes
- Head-on collisions
- T-bone accidents
- Red light running crashes
- 18-wheeler wrecks
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Multi-vehicle and chain-reaction car crashes
- Fatal car accidents
No matter what type of crash occurs in an intersection, victims can get essential support and fierce advocacy from Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers.
What Causes Most Intersection Car Accidents?
Like other types of auto crashes, intersection car accidents most often result from some type of negligence — and that negligence typically involves human errors. In fact, most intersection crashes are caused by motorists’ and other travelers’ mistakes and failures on the roads, including (but not limited to):
- Failures to stop at red lights or stop signs
- Failures to yield the right-of-way
- Failures to safely navigate around highway work zones
- Failures to comply with any traffic laws
- Misperceptions or confusion related to traffic signals, signs, and/or brake lights
- Speeding or traveling too fast for the conditions
- Aggressive driving
These and other human errors on the roads are most likely to occur when motorists and/or pedestrians are:
- Distracted or inattentive to the traffic conditions
- Impaired by alcohol and/or drugs
- Impaired by fatigue or exhaustion
- Inexperienced behind the wheel
- Unfamiliar with the area
- Teens or the elderly (as these groups have exceptionally high risks of being hurt on the roads)
With or without these crash-causing errors, other factors that can play contribute to intersection accidents include:
- Vehicle mechanical failures, like brake lockups, tire blowouts, or steering system failures
- Unsafe intersections, like those without crosswalks, sidewalks, or sufficient signage to help motorists safely navigate them
- Bad weather, such as dense fog, heavy rains, or torrential storms that obscure visibility and/or make the roads slick
To pinpoint the precise causes of your intersection crash, it’s best to:
- Carry out an in-depth investigation into the wreck, looking at all available evidence.
- Consult a trusted intersection accident lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers for experienced help with the investigation, liability determinations, and more.
Intersection Accident Statistics
The latest statistics on intersection accidents reveal how common these wrecks are and how often they’re exacting severe harm on those involved (source: FHWA):
- Half of all traffic-related injuries occur in an intersection car accident.
- Since 2015, fatal intersection auto accidents have increased by more than 5%.
- Deadly car accidents are twice as likely to occur at unsignalized intersections versus signalized intersections.
- When looking just at the deadly crashes at signalized intersections, more than 1 in 4 involve a driver running a red light.
- Nearly 1 in 10 people who are killed in an intersection crash is a pedestrian.
- Pedestrians are five times more likely than bicyclists to be killed in intersection car accidents.
These facts begin to uncover some of the key ways that regulators, drivers, and others can take action to prevent future intersection crashes. The numbers, however, don’t do justice for the victims of these wrecks. The intersection accident attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers can, though. We are skilled at helping crash victims just like you assert their rights to recovery and justice — and we’re ready to start helping you now.
Simply contact our team for your free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.
How to Prevent Intersection Accidents: 10 Safety Tips
Whether you’re driving, riding, or walking through an intersection, here are some simple steps you can take to stay safe and minimize your risk of an intersection accident:
- Stay focused and alert as you approach and travel through an intersection.
- Be particularly attentive to any pedestrians, motorcyclists, and/or bicyclists sharing the roads with you at an intersection.
- Always leave enough room between your vehicle and the vehicle you’re following.
- Use your signals AND check your blind spots before changing lanes or making turns at an intersection.
- Never speed up as you approach an intersection. Either maintain your speed if you have a green light or safely slow down as you prepare to stop.
- Always comply with all traffic laws while traveling through intersections.
- If you’re stopped at an intersection, always wait a few seconds before proceeding through just in case another motorist decides to run a red light or blast through a stop sign.
- Drive defensively near intersections and be ready for others to break the laws.
- Go extra slow at intersections whenever there’s construction or bad weather.
- Be especially careful when driving near 18-wheelers at intersections. Trucks make wider turns and have larger blind spots. Both of those factors can be particularly risky at intersections.
Get Confidential Advice from a 5-Star Intersection Accident Lawyer 24/7
When you need answers, experienced representation, and the best chances of success with an intersection accident claim, you need the team at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers.
Known for excellence in and outside the courtroom, our intersection accident attorneys are exceptionally skilled at winning all types of car wreck cases. We know how to make at-fault parties pay for the harm they’ve caused, and we have the knowledge, tenacity, and resources to position your case up for the best possible resolution.
We’re also devoted to providing the same quality of representation and service that we would expect if we were in your shoes. Discover the difference our team can make in your car accident case and recovery by contacting us today.
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