The unfortunate reality is that drivers at intersections create a greater 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) estimate that 35-40% of all motor vehicle accidents are intersection related. It is not surprising that intersection collision accidents are overwhelmingly caused by actions attributable to negligent drivers which primarily involve drivers simply not paying enough attention. If you were injured in one, 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 Panama City auto accident attorneys are on your side no matter what.
How do injuries occur from intersection collisions?
Intersection collision accidents, unfortunately, result in some of the most catastrophic injuries seen in motor vehicle accident cases. The vehicle that causes the impact is usually traveling at a high rate of speed and contacts another vehicle that is also moving. The resulting collision is typically either a head-on collision or a side-impact collision. Because of this, the force of impact in an intersection collision accident is typically very high which increases the chance of serious injuries.
The majority of intersection collision accidents concern a side impact of some kind. Generally, the front of one vehicle will strike the side of another vehicle which typically does not afford as much protection 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 crumple and absorb an impact. Even though many newer vehicles have side airbags, the protection they afford to the passengers in the car is limited. If the impact 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. Because of this, the injuries seen in accidents involving intersection collisions can be very serious.
No matter what type of impact you have incurred, intersection collision accidents often result in very serious injuries simply due to the force of the vehicles involved. Injuries frequently 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 entitled to financial compensation. Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today. Our legal team is committed to ensuring that you obtain the compensation you need to heal and move forward.
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