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The Dangers of Intersection Crashes

If you are driving, you will almost certainly pass through intersections, which are the location of many crashes. If you’re injured in an intersection collision, you should not wait to seek help from a Matthews car accident attorney. 

Intersections are necessary parts of our road systems but, unfortunately, they are dangerous locations. At intersections, vehicles are traveling in perpendicular directions, making left or right-hand turns, and more. There are not only traffic signals to follow, but also walk signals for pedestrians in the crosswalk. Drivers must know when to yield or not, and all of this can become complicated, leading to crashes. If you are injured in an intersection crash, you should discuss your rights with a Matthews car accident lawyer as soon as possible. 

Recent Intersection Accident and Injuries

The news reported a recent crash that took place at the busy intersection of Pineville-Matthews Road and Centrum Parkway near the Carolina Place Mall. Two cars collided with one another, causing three people to suffer injuries that were not life-threatening, but one person was pinned inside a vehicle. They were removed by emergency professionals and were reported to have serious injuries. This is only one example of many intersection crashes that happen each year in or around the Matthews area. 

Broadside Collisions 

One of the primary types of collisions that occurs in intersections is called a broadside collision, which is also commonly known as a T-bone. This happens when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another. This can be particularly dangerous for occupants on the side that is hit. There are no side crumple zones, and there might not be side airbags to provide protection from the direct impact. Often, these accidents can seriously injure children sitting against the window in the back seat. While broadsides are a common type of intersection crash, others can happen, including rear-end collisions or head-on collisions.

Causes of Intersections Crashes

Intersection accidents can be chaotic, and it can be difficult to know who was at fault. This is an important determination, however, to know who should be liable for the injuries to others. Some common causes of intersection crashes include:

 

  • Running red lights
  • Not yielding when making turns
  • Not yielding to pedestrians
  • Trying to change lanes in an intersection
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving

 

While you are focusing on getting treatment and recovering from your injuries, you should let an experienced lawyer investigate who was responsible for causing the crash. This can involve reviewing intersection video footage, obtaining police reports, interviewing witnesses, and more. If another party should be liable for your losses, your attorney can handle every step of the process, including insurance claims or a personal injury lawsuit if needed. We seek recovery for:

 

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Any other relevant losses

Consult with a Matthews Car Accident Attorney Right Away

If you are involved in any type of vehicle crash, you should get the medical help necessary for your injuries, and then contact a Matthews car accident lawyer at Panchenko Law Firm. Call (704) 900-7675 or contact us online for a free case evaluation – we are ready to help protect your rights. 

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