- Failing to stop at a red light or a stop sign.
- Failing to observe traffic up ahead, traffic signs, or signal lights.
- Making a turn without taking time to make sure the intersection is clear of pedestrians or cyclists.
- Failing to yield to other vehicles making a turn at an intersection when necessary.
Possible Injuries From an Intersection Car Accident
Someone injured in a car accident at an intersection (whether in a vehicle or not) may experience injuries ranging from minor to life-altering. Here are some of the common injuries experienced after an intersection car accident:
- Eye injuries
- Fractured bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
What to Do After an Intersection Accident
If there are serious injuries (bleeding, broken bones, possible back or neck injuries), call 911 and wait for paramedics.
In the case of a less severe accident, make notes about everything you remember about the accident while the event is still fresh. Pay particular attention to the surroundings, time of day, and road conditions. Try to get the name of the other driver and the investigating officer. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses.
Take photos of the vehicles as well as the intersection. You’ll also want to take pictures of cuts, bruises, and other injuries.
Go to the local Emergency room or your primary care doctor as soon as possible after the accident. Some injuries don’t become apparent immediately.
Save copies of any bills or receipts for costs incurred due to the accident or injuries. These items can help your personal injury lawyer determine the potential value of your case by estimating the amount of damages you could be entitled to recover.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You
After an intersection accident, it’s normal to feel stressed and confused. You may not know the full scope of your injuries or how long it will take you to recover. At the same time, you are being contacted by the other party’s insurance company looking to settle your claim quickly. Your personal injury lawyer can speak to the other party’s insurance company for you. Once you retain someone to act for you, all communication should flow through your lawyer. This should allow you to focus your attention on your recovery.
Your personal injury lawyer will also be able to advise you about the value of your claim. They will negotiate a settlement with the other party’s insurance company on your behalf. If no settlement can be reached, your lawyer will explain how the court process works if that becomes necessary.
Consult an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to receive the compensation you and your family deserve. The helpful personal injury lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak have the experience needed to help you. Our skilled legal team is happy to answer your questions to ensure you and your loved ones understand your rights.
Contact our Atlanta law office today by filling out our online form or call 404-355-2688 to schedule an appointment for a free initial case consultation.