Of all the types of car accidents which occur, none are more hotly contested than the Intersectional Collision. Why? Well, people, by nature, have a tendency to deny responsibility for incidents like Car Accidents whenever possible. At an intersection, there are light stations which can have timed turned signals, which makes knowing when to proceed a confusing task for some drivers. Nevertheless, there are clear yield laws that apply in intersections, including what a driver must do at a yellow signal. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a car accident which occurred at an intersection, call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for free answers to your questions. We offer consultations absolutely free, and we can help.
Intersections can be extremely tricky, even for the most cautious of drivers. Whether the intersection goes two, three, or four ways, whether it involves red lights or stop signs, predicting the moves that other motorists will make is easier said than done. There are many factors that can affect one’s ability to properly cross an intersection safely. Lack of turn signals, pedestrians, poorly displayed signage and distracted drivers can all play a factor in causing serious accidents, especially at high speeds. Because many motor vehicles lack sufficient protection on the sides, the impact of another vehicle striking it can potentially inflict serious, if not fatal, injuries to the passengers.
One of the major causes of incidents at intersections are those drivers who attempt to turn left or right when they do not have the right of way. Under these circumstances, it is the responsibility of the driver without the right of way to determine through observation that there is a safe turn available. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our attorneys and staff have the requisite skill to determine whether you have a claim or not. In many cases, it is important to get to the scene of the accident to get the best perspective on what occurred. Our Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers and staff will go to the scene in order to get the best understanding of what occurred. If you have questions about a crash which occurred within an intersection, call our office, the consultation is free.
Common Causes of Intersectional Collisions:
- Failure to yield to oncoming traffic
- Failing to stop on a yellow
- Failing to pay attention
- Traffic signal malfunctions
Four-way stop signs at intersections are yet another reason for the high volume of accidents that occur within intersections. With stop signs, you must stop, look, and then re-look. Many people barely stop at stop signs, and the argument used after a crash is often based on the assertion that they were at the stop sign before the other person arrived. This usually does not work, because the other driver says the same thing.
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are all too familiar with the excuses of drivers at intersections. The golden rule is that you stop if you are uncertain when or where you are going at an intersection. Call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. and let us carry the burden of your claim. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, and that accident occurred within an intersection, Contact Us immediately.