Phoenix Intersection Accident Lawyers
The Husband and Wife Law Team Can Help After a Crash
Any time there is more than one vehicle on a road, there is a danger of a collision. However, when two roads intersect, the chances of a serious accident greatly increase. Even when there are signs, lights, and roundabouts, drivers still need to interact with each other and move around each other safely. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.
Intersection accidents can be difficult for victims. While they may be able to file a claim for compensation for their injuries, it is not always easy to get. Anyone wishing to seek compensation for injuries from an intersection accident should speak to a Phoenix personal injury lawyer at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., who can help.
Causes of Intersection Accidents
There is a lot happening in any intersection. Some vehicles are moving straight through, some are making right-hand turns, and others are crossing through the intersection to make left-hand turns. Add to this scenario bicyclists and pedestrians, and it increases the chances of something going wrong.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost every accident that happens at an intersection is due to some form of human error. Some of the most common causes of intersection accidents are:
- Failing to look around for other vehicles
- Incorrectly assuming what one vehicle is going to do
- Turning without a clear view
- Illegal driving actions, such as making a U-turn
- Distracted driving
- Misjudging the amount of space between vehicles
- Misjudging the speed another vehicle is traveling
A study by the National Coalition for Safer Roads recently stated that red-light accidents are some of the deadliest in the country. These accidents occur when one driver runs a red light through an intersection into another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. This often results in a T-bone collision. Arizona was one of the states identified in the study as having the most red-light accidents.
Liability in Intersection Accidents
Determining who was at fault, or liable, for an accident can be difficult in any case. But it is particularly difficult in cases involving an intersection accident. One reason is that there are often more than two vehicles involved. Another is that negligent drivers don’t want to accept blame, especially in the case of intersection accidents.
The fault will ultimately lie with the person who broke traffic laws, such as not stopping for a red light. Establishing which driver had the right-of-way will begin when the police arrive on the scene. They may interview both drivers and witnesses, but in general, you’ll need to get an attorney involved if you want to look at video footage that may have been caught by surveillance, and analyze the scene properly.
Speaking to a Phoenix Intersection Injury Lawyer
Intersection accidents can cause a lot of damage to both people and vehicles. Broken bones, concussions, internal bleeding, and whiplash are just a few of the injuries that can be sustained. These injuries cost a great deal to treat, and leave the accident victim unable to work for some time afterwards.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of an intersection accident, let the qualified personal injury attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., investigate today. We have handled hundreds of these accidents throughout Arizona, determining who was at fault so we could hold responsible parties liable. Call The Husband and Wife Law Team today at (602) 267-1280 so we can get started fighting for the compensation you may be entitled to.