How Do Intersection Collisions Occur in Florida?
Unfortunately, drivers at intersections create a larger opportunity for accidents because drivers at intersections usually are turning left, crossing over, and turning right. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) calculate that 35-40% of all motor vehicle accidents are intersection related. It is not unexpected that intersection collision accidents are overwhelmingly caused by acts related to negligent drivers which primarily involve drivers simply not paying enough attention to the road and their surroundings. If you were injured, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case and your options. Our skilled Riverview, Florida car accident lawyer is on your side no matter what.Get Your Case Started
How do injuries happen from intersection collisions?
Intersection collision accidents can result in some of the most catastrophic injuries seen in motor vehicle accident cases. The vehicle that causes the impact is typically moving at a high rate of speed when it comes in contact with another vehicle that is also moving. The resulting collision is generally either a head-on collision or a side-impact collision. As a result of this, the force of impact in an intersection collision accident is generally very high which increases the chance of serious injuries.
Most intersection collision accidents involve a side impact of some kind. Typically, the front of one vehicle will hit the side of another vehicle which typically does not afford as much security to the occupants of a vehicle as the front and rear of the vehicle which can crumple in an accident situation. The side of a motor vehicle has less ability to be crushed and absorb an impact. Even though many newer vehicles have side airbags, the protection they provide to the passengers in the car is limited. If the crash occurs near a door, the driver or passenger in a car can be struck with incredible force, and he or she can sustain catastrophic injuries due to blunt force and crushing. Accordingly, the injuries seen in accidents involving intersection collisions can be very serious.
No matter what type of impact you have faced, intersection collision accidents often result in very serious injuries simply due to the force of the vehicles involved. Injuries often seen include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury including paraplegia or quadriplegia, or serious fractures often to the legs and lower body. If you were injured in an intersection collision because of another’s negligence, you may be qualified to receive financial compensation. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today. Our legal team is committed to ensuring that you receive the compensation you need to heal.
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