According to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 2.24 million people were injured in car accidents in 2010 in the United States. Accidents involving motor vehicles have the potential to result in serious injuries, many of which can result in life-changing medical complications. While car accidents can happen in a plethora of ways, a significant number occur at intersections. (If you need to have your car towed from the scene, be sure to have a look at our Tow Truck Guide)
Intersection accidents can be particularly serious due to a high risk of side-impact collisions, which have the potential to cause severe injuries. The good news for victims of intersection accidents is that Florida law may allow them to recover financial compensation for their injuries. The first step in ensuring that you get the compensation you deserve after a motor vehicle accident is calling an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer today.
Intersections are a particularly high-risk area for motor vehicle collisions, mainly due to the presence of vehicles traveling in multiple directions. Often, where two or more roads meet, there are vehicles turning right, left, and crossing over an intersection, significantly increasing the risk of a vehicle collision. As in any other case alleging personal injury, a plaintiff asserting a legal claim arising from an intersection accident must establish that the accident occurred due to someone else’s negligence. There are many ways that a motor vehicle accident at an intersection can be the result of negligence. Some of the more common include:
Determining the cause of an accident is essential in establishing legal liability. An experienced car accident attorney will review the facts of your accident and determine whether any evidence of negligence exists. After an accident, it is extremely important for those involved to record as many details as possible about the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Relevant information could include weather conditions at the time of the accident, the condition of the vehicles involved, the condition of the roadway, as well as any contact information from anyone who may have witnessed the accident. In addition, do not make any verbal or written statements to your, or any other insurance company until you have discussed your case with an experienced attorney.
Florida law allows the victims of negligence to recover for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to quantifiable financial losses, while non-economic damages include injuries and losses that cannot have a dollar amount assigned to them. Some of the types of losses that may be compensable after a Florida intersection car accident include:
The exact value of your car accident case will depend on the unique circumstances of your case. An experienced attorney will be able to review your case and give you an idea as to how much you may be able to recover. You can call us at (386) 777-7777 or fill out our online contact form below for a free case evaluation.