The dangers of driving certainly are heightened at intersections. Though we face them everyday, they are one of the most common areas for collisions. The conditions at work at stop signs and lights factor in whether during rush hour or periods of relative quiet. All it takes is a split-second of someone’s inattention or poor decision making, including law-breaking, and lives can suddenly hang in the balance.
If you’ve lost someone you love or were in a wreck yourself at an intersection collision, there is likely an at-fault driver involved. If you’re the victim of someone else’s mistake or negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. To begin the process of recovering your assets, please contact Bill Coats. Together you can discuss your case and receive his wisdom and experience in personal injury law.
Anywhere on the road, drivers must follow the law. Choosing to not drive defensively, or driving with distractions or under the influence of drugs or alcohol puts lives at risk. Those who do not obey traffic signs or yield right-of-way at intersections put lives at risk and may be held liable for injuries and damage that result. If your accident included any of the following factors, you may be eligible for financial compensation:
- Red-light runners or those who don’t stop at stop signs
- Illegal U-turns
- Reckless or aggressive drivers
- Failure to yield right-of-way
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Hazardous road conditions
There is much that can go wrong at an intersection, with many vehicles crossing paths. One reckless or inattentive driver can put others’ lives at risk, be they in a vehicle, on a bike, or on foot.
Steps toward Recovery
Recovery after a motor vehicle crash can be a long journey. Finding who or what was responsible for the accident is often just the first step. Healing from the physical and emotional trauma from an accident can be complex enough on its own, but adding to that the financial burden related to medical bills, property damage, and even loss of life… it can feel insurmountable. A severe accident can include debilitating injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, fractured bones, and psychological trauma, notwithstanding the stress that comes from being without a vehicle. Sometimes it takes a tough lawyer to work on your behalf to get through to the insurers and get you the help you deserve. You may be able to find compensation for medical bills, loss of ability to work or lost wages, and pain and suffering.
These are not easy things to handle with the insurers, and if you feel that you’re fighting an uphill battle, call Bill. He can look into the crash and gather evidence, using insights and experience he’s gleaned over the last twenty years of his practice. Accident recreations, video surveillance, witness accounts and expert testimony are all tools in his tool chest complete the picture for your case. This information is needed to help injured victims receive awards for damages in the amount they are entitled to receive. Don’t let yourself be bullied or denied what you deserve.