Car accidents in Hollywood and other cities across the state can and do occur anywhere. They occur on exit ramps, on abandoned rural highways, on busy streets, on driveways, and in parking lots. However, there is no denying that certain parts of the community are more dangerous than others. Many studies have shown that intersection accidents in Hollywood and other cities can be especially deadly and especially common.
There are many things that make intersections especially dangerous for accidents:
•Some intersections rely on drivers understanding right-of-way rules
•People get impatient at intersections, which can cause speeding and accidents
•Drivers rely on traffic lights at intersections, and these traffic lights may fail, leading to accidents
•There are multiple cars driving at different speeds at intersections
•There is a lot going on at intersections – there may be pedestrians trying to cross the street, there may be cars turning, and there may be cars going straight ahead
For all of these reasons, intersections tend to be especially dangerous. They also tend to result in serious accidents for a number of reasons. In many cases, for example, intersection accidents involve speeding, which can result in more severe injuries. This is because drivers may tap on the gas in order to get through an intersection more quickly. If they misjudge the distance or speed or make another mistake, this can easily lead to an accident such as a broadside accident in Hollywood or another serious accident that occurs at high speed. Intersection accidents can also be especially dangerous because they often involve pedestrians who are crossing a traffic signal. These accidents can be especially devastating for the pedestrian, since a pedestrian has no chance against a larger vehicle such as a passenger car or truck.
There are many things that you can do to prevent intersection accidents in Florida, including:
•Approach intersections carefully
•Understand right-of-way rules and obey them
•If traffic signals appear to be working incorrectly, treat the intersection as a four-way stop
•Make eye contact with other motorists sharing the intersection, particularly if you’re a pedestrian and trying to cross the street
•Always obey traffic signals at intersections
•Drive undistracted and fully focused on driving
If you have been injured in an intersection accident, there may be multiple liable parties involved. If poor road design or poor road work has resulted in the accident, you may have a legal claim against the municipality or the person responsible for maintaining the intersection. There may be an at-fault driver who is responsible for the incident as well. In addition, a personal injury attorney in Hollywood will want to explore the mechanics of your vehicle to see whether car failure or mechanical failure resulted in the accident. Pursuing all liable parties can help you get fair compensation if you have been severely injured in an accident.
Are you ready to speak to a personal injury attorney about the injuries you have sustained? Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm and our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience helping personal injury plaintiffs from all walks of life get fair compensation for their injuries. Contact us today for a free, no obligation case consultation.