Passing through an intersection should be orderly and safe, but this is not always the case. In fact, some of the worst accidents in California can take place at an intersection, possibly by someone cutting a red light, speeding through a yellow light, or someone making a left turn without a signal in front of oncoming traffic. Of course, there are many other ways that an accident can happen at an intersection as well, and we understand that no two accidents are every truly alike. As such, you will need to work with a personal injury attorney who understands the complexity of car accidents in California to make sure that your case is represented the way it should be.
Contact us now to schedule an initial consultation, where you will be able to speak with an experienced legal professional about your intersection accident, the injuries that you have suffered, the impacts that the accident and injuries have had on your life, and how we can help. You can use this opportunity to learn about our past successes in situations that resemble your own and begin our relationship with confidence that you are choosing the right law firm for your needs.
Read more below about some of the different accidents that can take place at an intersection, some possible factors that we will seek compensation for, and more.
What Is an Intersection Accident?
As you can imagine by the name, this is an accident that takes place at an intersection. Intersections come in a variety of configurations, but are most commonly two-, three-, or four-way intersections. However, they can have five or more different roads that intersect depending on the area, and each comes with their own unique challenges.
When approaching an intersection, there are many different ways that a driver can be instructed to pass through it. It may be a roundabout or a rotary, or may require that some or all directions of traffic come to a full stop before proceeding. They may have street lights that cycle through the standard green, yellow, and red, or they may have blinking yellow or red lights. Some may simply have yield signs, while others may indicate that there is a particular order for approaching drivers to merge into the new traffic pattern.
Whatever the configuration of the intersection, there is always a large possibility of an accident if a driver (or multiple drivers) are confused about how to enter the intersection, or are possibly driving distracted or under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. Whatever the reason for the disruption to the traffic pattern, there is a serious risk of injury in a car accident.
How Much Can I Collect After an Intersection Accident?
There are many different factors that go into determining the amount that a law firm will seek for their client for their injuries which can depend on the victim’s financial situation, the extent of their injuries, their medical bills, the impact to their lives, and more. As you can imagine, this means that there is no simple calculator to determine the exact amount that a victim deserves.
Economic damages refer to the actual financial impacts of an accident and the associated injuries. This includes ambulance rides, hospital stays, surgery or medical procedure bills, and any sort of recovery costs as well. In addition, any lost income or reduced wages following the accident, as well as any paid time off or sick leave used to compensate for the missed work, is also calculated into these damages. In some cases, a victim may suffer from permanently debilitating injuries, and we would seek damages to compensate for the long-term disability as well.
Non-economic damages are generally the most contested damages of a personal injury lawsuit because there is no set, measurable dollar value appended to these types of injuries or impacts. Non-economic damages include things like the pain and suffering that a victim of an intersection accident in California will suffer, as well as the depression, fear, and sadness that they may be overcome with following their trauma.
Contact Us Today About Your Intersection Accident
No matter the specifics of your accident, you will be able to find the help that you need from our law office. Contact us today for your initial consultation, and get working towards the money that you rightfully deserve as soon as possible.