Intersections are statistically one of the most dangerous places to be if you are driving in a car. Busy, multi-lane intersections are points of conflict between motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists alike and give careless drivers more opportunity to cause injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that occurred at an intersection, you have the right to seek justice and compensation for your injuries.
At Hyland + Padilla PLLC, our skilled Durham car accident attorneys have dedicated their practice to helping those injured due to negligence. Our legal team can help assist you with the evaluating your injury claim and designing a legal solution best suited for your needs.
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Accidents in intersections occur for a number of reasons. Below is a list of the most common causes of intersection accidents.
Distracted Driving – One of the leading causes of intersection accidents is distracted driving. Distracted driving could be texting someone, grooming, eating, adjusting your stereo, reading or talking to other passengers.
Failed to Look – Often, accidents that occur at the intersection are because of the driver failing to look for oncoming traffic before entering the intersection. This most commonly happens when a driver is turning left or right.
Failed to Judge Oncoming Speed – If a driver is making an unprotected right or left turn and they misjudge the speed of an oncoming car, a serious collision could occur. These accidents are often referred to T-bone or side-impact crashes due to the placement of the impact between the two vehicles.
If you were injured in a car accident that took place at an intersection, you might be eligible for compensation. At Hyland + Padilla PLLC, we have extensive experience handling personal injury cases like this. Over the last few decades, we have honed our skills so we can provide top-notch legal representation to the injured victims of Durham.
We can help you build a solid personal injury case. Give us a call to get started. (919) 590-0099