There is a high possibility of an accident occurring when two or more roads intersect – much higher than at other places on the roads. When an accident occurs, the accident victims are entitled to receive compensation from the negligent drivers.
About 40 percent of automobile accidents occur at intersections, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which amounts to over two million accidents every year. In those accidents, about 700,000 people are injured and over 7,000 people are killed.
In most accidents involving intersections, one or more of the drivers passing through the intersection made a poor decision before or while driving through the intersection. These decisions can lead to not only the deaths and injuries of other automobile passengers, but also pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and others who are nearby.
Intersection accidents are caused by a number of common factors. Many drivers choose to speed through intersections. They may drive through intersections while they are distracted by their cell phones or other things, which can increase the odds of an accident. If an intersection is not controlled by either signs or lights, the odds of an accident skyrocket. The odds of an accident at an intersection also increase when vehicles are turning.
Because of the large numbers of intersections in Los Angeles, as well as the congestion, there are a high amount of intersection car accidents every year in Los Angeles. If you have been injured in an accident at a Los Angeles intersection, you should speak with an attorney. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.