Because of the direction and location of impact, intersection accidents are among the most dangerous. Intersections are the number one cause of head-on and T-bone accidents, which have the highest injury rate among collisions.
In addition to physical hardships endured as a result of these wrecks, victims are faced with financial and emotional strain. To help you get through this, turn to Jenkins Utley, P.C. We can help you get the compensation you deserve, not only for your medical bills and loss of earnings, but for your pain and suffering as well.
Most Common Causes of Intersection Accidents
As with most accidents, intersection accidents are typically caused by driver error. Unfortunately, this makes them entirely avoidable. The lapse in attention or judgement required to cause an intersection accident only needs to be a couple of seconds. These vital seconds can be the difference between life and death for many drivers. Common forms of driver negligence that cause intersection accidents include:
• Driving while under the influence
• Running a red light
• Changing lanes in an intersection
• Texting while driving
• Falling asleep while driving
• Making a left turn across traffic
• Driving too fast for conditions
Injuries Caused by Intersection Accidents
The injuries caused by intersection accidents—and their aftereffects—are the worst part of any accident. Depending on the site of impact and the relative speed of both vehicles, the resulting injuries can vary.
Head-on and T-bone intersection collisions can cause injuries like whiplash, neck trauma, organ damage, lacerations, contusions, broken jaw, broken arm or leg (on the side of impact), lost teeth, crushed limbs, spinal damage, paralysis, broken ribs, and even death.
Get Help Recovering Today
Let us assist you in getting back on your feet after your intersection accident. Jenkins Utley, P.C. is experienced in dealing with automobile accidents all over Atlanta, in some of the most congested and dangerous intersections there are. We can help you get the compensation you deserve for your property damage, injuries, loss of income, and more.
Fill out our online contact form or give us a call at 404.919.7297 for your free case consultation.