The Dangers of Traffic Intersections
Have you ever encountered an intersection with a broken traffic light because of a hurricane or power outage? Drivers everywhere dread these situations because of the disorder and confusion that occurs. Traffic lights and intersections help regulate traffic patterns, but are also the sites of many car accidents.
The Effects of Intersection Accidents
Intersections are dangerous places by their design. Two or more roads meet at a traffic light, where drivers are supposed to stop their cars and wait patiently for other vehicles or pedestrians to cross. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen.
A driver may run a red light in order to avoid waiting to continue on their way. In their impatience, they cause car accidents and damage. These collisions are catastrophic in terms of injuries and property damage because drivers often have to speed up in order to make it past a changing yellow light. This kind of intersection accident can lead to multiple things, including:
Intersections are busy and confusing for people unfamiliar with a particular area. If there are pedestrians or bicyclists in the area, then it is even more dangerous. Use caution when turning right on red or doing a u-turn. People move in all directions when roads meet and the confusion may lead to a collision or car accident. If a driver fails to observe traffic laws, then they are acting negligently and you have the right to pursue damages.
Seeking Medical Attention After a Car Accident
If you are injured in a car accident, get medical attention for your injuries immediately. Minor accidents can still lead to major or lasting injuries, so visit a doctor or hospital for treatment. Even if you think your injuries are not serious, seek medical attention. Your documented treatment is essential to getting your medical bills paid.
The Coye Law Firm is ready to take your intersection accident claim. Our personal injury attorneys can thoroughly investigate your accident in order to get you the benefits you need to recover. contact us today for experienced and aggressive representation.