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Injured in an Intersection Car Accident?

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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.

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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

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:

  • Grooming
  • Texting
  • Checking Notifications
  • Changing Your Music
  • Reading
  • Talking on the Phone
  • Eating

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.

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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.