Injury Risks At Florida Intersections
At any point where there are two or more streets or roads crossing one another, there is the possibility of an intersection accident. This is true in Clearwater, Hudson, Tampa, and every other area where people are relying on their cars, trucks, and bikes to get them to work and other commitments.
When intersection collisions occur, there are often multiple vehicles involved as chain-reaction accidents are possible. For instance, if two vehicles both believed they had the right of way and collided with one another and other cars moved in response to the misstep, resulting in further damage. Because Florida law uses contributory fault rules, it is possible more than one party will carry a percentage of fault.
Why Dangers Rise In Urban Areas
Because there are more vehicles in urban areas, along with more intersections, the risk of intersection collisions are higher in Florida cities than in rural areas. Additionally, there are reckless drivers who do things like run a red light to try and make it to a meeting, resulting in a crash because another vehicle did not see them coming and couldn’t have predicted their disregard of traffic signs and signals.
Vehicular behavior that could lead to a intersection collision:
- Making unexpected, erratic changes while driving
- Failing to take the appropriate safety steps when merging
- Performing illegal turns and U-turns
- Not following signs, signals, and road rules
If you were struck by a reckless Florida driver while traveling through an intersection, have your health reviewed by a medical professional as soon as possible. Doctor visits mean you will receive the appropriate treatment plan for any obvious injuries and learn about possible damage that is not yet symptomatic. Additionally, a medical record of your injuries will strengthen your claim if you move forward with an insurance compensation pursuit at a later date.
Your Lawyer Can Gather Documentation
When an insurance company and the legal professionals representing involved parties are determining fault, they will review all of the documentation connected to the intersection accident. This could include accounts for individuals who witnessed the crash and police reports, for example.
If you believe you are not solely responsible and the other party’s lawyer is suggesting you are, your Florida personal injury lawyer will work to obtain evidence to support your defense. There could be video collected by a nearby business’s surveillance camera or another form of document that illustrates you are not the only individual who carries a degree of fault. A skilled Florida lawyer knows how to protect your rights. Before accepting an offer, connect with a professional who understands Florida personal injury law.
Have you sustained an intersection accident injury? An experienced lawyer can advise you on possible paths to financial compensation. When you are ready to get started, talk to the skilled attorneys at Roman & Roman. Our seasoned lawyers can negotiate with insurance representatives on your behalf and take the necessary steps to gather evidence, when required. Our team of personal injury lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience, schedule your no-obligation, free consultation today.
Although the law firm of Roman & Roman has offices in Clearwater, Hudson and Tampa, we handle cases and claims throughout Florida. We also meet personally with our clients if at all possible, rather than impersonally over the phone or on the Internet.