Intersection Car Accidents
If you have been in an intersection car accident, chances are you have suffered a serious injury. Intersection car accidents can be fatal at times. The most common reason for intersection car accidents in Seattle and Kirkland are:
- Drivers running a red light
- Drivers taking a left turn into traffic
- Drivers running a stop sign
- Drivers switching lanes while going through an intersection
Intersections are defined as cross streets, roundabouts, side streets, driveways, and the shopping center of parking lot entrance.
Intersections have a higher likelihood of a collision than other streets. In fact, over 30% of all crashes that take place in the USA are at intersections. It is best to look left and right for cars before entering an intersection. It also advisable to slow down a little before entering the intersection to give you time to slow or stop completely if you are going to be struck by a car that is running a red light through an intersection.
It is illegal to pass on the right side of vehicles in traffic at intersections. One of the most dangerous things that a driver can do is to switch lanes while driving through an intersection. This is where accidents can happen the most frequently, along with situations when a driver runs a red light while another car is turning left through an intersection. These can lead to very serious car accidents.
Seattle and Kirkland have some very dangerous intersections that drivers need to be aware of when crossing them.
The most dangerous intersections in Seattle are:
- Denny and Stewart Ave
- Denny and Terry Street
Another danger that people face are when pedestrians or people on a bicycle are attempting to cross an intersection. Many cities, such as Kirkland, have implemented measures to help people cross intersections by having flags available so that a pedestrian can cross while being visible. Other parts of Seattle, such as Greenlake on Aurora Avenue, have put in flashing lights and clearly marked signs indicating that there is an intersection in an attempt to make it safer for pedestrians.Most Common Intersection Car Accident Injuries
The most common intersection car accident injuries are:
- Broken bones
- Herniated discs
If you have suffered any of these injuries, you need to seek immediate medical attention. Medical doctors, osteopaths, physiatrists, chiropractors: these are all examples of the kinds of medical professionals you should seek treatment from after an intersection car accident. These accidents can have lasting and negative health consequences if you do not seek medical care to address your ailments.How The Jackman Law Firm can Help
If you have been in an intersection car accident, you may be getting a lot of phone calls from insurance companies wanting you to give a statement, send them information, and send them documents. The Jackman Law Firm can help you through this process by taking their calls and working with the insurance companies to get them what they need in order to process your claim.
There are instances when the insurance company will deny that you, the one who was hit in the intersection, was the one who was the innocent party. They will, in some occasions, try to argue that you were at fault. In this instance, the Jackman Law Firm can work to obtain surveillance videos and obtain police reports, if there is one, that can help prove your case.
The Jackman Law Firm can also help you recover money for lost wages and out of pocket expenses, if you have any, along with payment for medical bills and pain and suffering. Feel free to call The Jackman Law Firm for a free consultation to discuss your case.