Injured in an Intersection Car Accident?
Let Our New Orleans Injury Attorney Help You
According to survey from the Federal Highway Administration, every year
approximately 2.5 million car accidents take place in an intersection.
In fact, intersections are planned points of conflict on the road, which
is why the likelihood of drivers getting into accidents while in an intersection
is so extremely high. Pedestrians, bikes, motorcycles, cars and negligent
drivers all meet in an intersection. If you have suffered injuries from
a car accident that occurred in an intersection, our New Orleans car accident
attorneys are available to help you get the compensation you need to get
back on track.
free consultation with our
New Orleans injury attorney today.
Typical Causes for Intersection Car Accidents
Auto accidents are far more likely to occur in an intersection than out
on the highway because the intersection is a place where two roads meet.
Below are the most common reasons for intersection accidents.
Distracted Driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents today. As society widely
adopted the smart phone, more and more accidents involving drivers who
were texting or checking notifications on their phone were reported. Distracted
driving could be considered any of the following:
- Checking Notifications
- Changing Your Music
- Talking on the Phone
Failure to Look
Drivers who fail to look for oncoming traffic before entering an intersection
often cause car accidents. This typically happens when a careless driver
attempts to turn left or right in front of oncoming traffic. When a driver
turns in front of a car going full speed, the aftermath of the accident
can be devastating for both parties. These accidents are commonly referred
to as “T-Bone” accidents as the oncoming car generally slams
into the side of the car turning, creating a T shape.
Misjudging Incoming Car’s Speed
Another common cause for intersection accidents is when a driver misjudges
the speed at which an oncoming car approaches. These collisions occur
when a driver is attempting to make an unprotected right or left turn
at the intersection. This type of miscalculation can lead to catastrophic
high speed collisions resulting in severe injury or even death.
Get Legal Help Today
At Cossé Law Firm, we have over 20 years of experience helping clients
who have suffered injuries from negligent drivers. If you or someone you
know was injured at an intersection,
contact our New Orleans car accident attorney today to
schedule a free consultation.