Types of Car Accidents: Intersection Accidents

intersectionsIntersection accidents are exactly what they sound like: any collision that occurs at an intersection.

These can include rear-end collisions and head-on collisions, but the most common to occur at an intersection is a side collision.

According to the US Department of Transportation, 43% of motor vehicle crashes and 58% of pedestrian injuries due to automobiles occur at intersections. The simple fact is that the design and function of intersections consistently provide a high probability that accidents will occur.

What to Look Out For

Typical factors resulting in intersection accidents include:

  • Merging ramps
  • Running a red light
  • Median crossovers
  • Poorly timed right turns
  • Lack of intersection guides for multiple turn lanes
  • Inattentive pedestrians
  • Inattentive drivers
  • Traffic signal confusion
  • Abnormally quick yellow lights
  • Failure to yield

If you’ve been injured in a crash, it is may be in your best interest to contact an experienced Tampa car accident attorney at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk today and get started down the road to recovery. Call now at 1-800-753-5203.

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High Injury Risk

The types of injuries sustained in an intersection collision are numerous and diverse. Whether pedestrian or driver, any number of injuries can be sustained in the event of a crash. Furthermore, these injuries can be extremely serious or even fatal. A pedestrian is killed in the US every 111 minutes.

Side collisions constitute the largest percentage of intersection crashes. Side collisions can often be the most fatal, depending on the crash point, as the crumple zone is almost always much smaller on the vehicle’s sides than on the front or rear. In 2004, 20% of all US collision fatalities occurred in an intersection.

If you have been in an accident, the number one priority is your health. Seek immediate medical attention. The financial impact of a crash can be disconcerting, but money is not nearly as important as your health.

Remember that adrenaline can mask the symptoms of injuries, particularly internal injuries, so be sure to call for aid regardless of how you feel in the moment.

Other Types Of Collisions

Other types of automobile collisions include:

Regardless of the type of collision, a Tampa car accident lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation for your injury.

Intersection Collision Liability

The liability in an intersection collision is typically more difficult to ascertain compared to other collision types. There are many more factors involved and due to the quickly changing traffic signals, producing evidence that solidifies the scene at the time of collision is not an easy proposition.

From an insurance perspective, the more ambiguous the liability presents, the greatest opportunity for avoiding payouts. These companies will throw the full weight of their resources at minimizing the amount that ends up in your pocket. You need an experienced voice to prevent them taking advantage.

Why Choose Abrahamson & Uiterwyk?

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk has spent 30 years working with over 20,000 injury victims, the majority of which were injured in a motor vehicle accident. We know the ins and outs every accident type imaginable, the science of the collision, the letter of the law, the process of the court, and most importantly, the tricks of the insurance companies.

Our Tampa car accident attorneys are standing by to help you pursue compensation. We believe that no one should be limited by financial means in his or her pursuit of recovery.

Accordingly, we operate strictly on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t pay for any fees or costs unless we win your case!

Let us help you take the first step toward recovery. Call 1-800-753-5203 today to schedule your 100% FREE consultation.