Car accidents are even more common as drivers are becoming more distracted and paying less attention while driving automobiles. Approximately one-third of California car crashes occur at intersections. As a general rule, intersections are considered to be more dangerous than other areas of the road due to obvious dangers, such as traffic lanes crossing, vehicles turning, and drivers changing speed or stopping at signals.
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There are a variety of intersection types throughout California. These intersections all differ in the ways in which cars proceed through them. Some intersections are controlled by traffic lights, some by stop signs, and others by yield signs. Some intersections involve four-way stops, some involve two-way stops, and others have turn arrows to ensure that motorists are protected against oncoming traffic. In any event though, an intersection is a common place for driving error and bad judgment to occur, and motor vehicle accidents are prevalent. The Driving Institute of America states that over 40% of all car accident fatalities involved drivers failing to yield the right of way. Side-impact and head-on collisions are more common with intersection automobile accidents.
Traveling through intersections requires attentiveness, patience, and diligence in driving practice. Stop signs and traffic signals are set in place for a reason and allow all motorists to safely travel from one end of the intersection to the other. However, failure to yield to these traffic signs and signals, either intentionally or by accident, can lead to serious injury, vast amounts of vehicular damage, and even loss of life.
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The experienced California intersection car accident lawyers at the B&D Law Group can assist you in getting the maximum recovery for your lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and other related costs resulting from your accident. You do not have to go at it alone.
Intersection vehicle accidents often result in serious injuries including:
- Traumatic head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Loss of a limb or amputation
- Broken bones
- Severe burns
- Wrongful death
Our experienced California car accident lawyers will work to ensure that you get the recovery you and your loved ones are entitled to.
California intersection accidents are unique from other types of California automobile accidents in that they are not always the fault of the drivers involved. In some cases, there may be a defect in the design of the roadway or in the construction of the road itself that contributed to or caused the automobile collision. Roads which are not designed properly to allow the driver a line of sight to see the continuation of the road or posted speed limit signs may result in serious car accidents and even auto accident-related fatalities. In addition to poor lines of sight, malfunctioning or improperly timed traffic signals may also pose a threat to California drivers.
Other defects of the road which may pose a risk of motor vehicle accidents involve:
- Malfunctioning or defective traffic signs
- Signs which are weathered or faded
- Improperly placed signs
- Damaged signs
There are many factors that come into play when an intersection accident occurs, which is why it is so important to hire an experienced attorney to fight for your rights.
If you have been involved in an intersection car accident or lost a loved one in a collision, please contact B&D Law Group. Our experienced California car accident attorneys have a wealth of experience helping injured victims.