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- I was crashed into at an intersection.
- I was rear-ended while waiting at a traffic light at an intersection.
- I was the passenger of a vehicle that was sideswiped while crossing an intersection.
- I was in an Uber that blew a red light at an intersection and got into an accident.
- I was crashed into when another driver blew a stop sign at an intersection.
If you, a friend, or relative has suffered personal injury, damages, or losses from an accident that occurs at an intersection, contact our Miami-Dade personal injury law office ONLINE now or CALL (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to clients.
COMMON CAUSES FOR INTERSECTION ACCIDENTS
Negligent Cellphone Behind the Wheel
Using the cellphone to text, talk, check GPS services, or even social media have made intersection accidents more common. But why? It is common for motorists to check their phones when they see a steady green light ahead. Sadly, they fail to notice the green light turning to yellow as they look at their phones. When this happens, stopping at a red light becomes unexpected and can result in a sudden stop which leads to a rear-end or frontal collision with another vehicle. Many times, the negligent driver may blow the red light or swerve to dodge a stopped vehicle. Whatever the reaction, sudden maneuvers such as braking or swerving, can lead to an accident at an intersection. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm's staff of car accident attorneys strongly recommend that motorists refrain from using their cellphones while their vehicle is in motion in order to avoid an intersection accident or any other type of collision.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a regular cause of most intersection accidents. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm understands, from the vast experience held by their car accident attorneys, that red lights and stop signs, as well as other vehicles, pedestrians, and bike riders, become factors that can lead to accidents when alcohol or narcotics combine with driving. Motorists that have consumed drugs or alcohol fail to implement the necessary awareness for operating motor vehicles safely given that they are less alert and their vision may suffer from the effects of the substances they have consumed prior to driving. The Perazzo Law Firm personal injury lawyers urge motorists, pedestrians, and all those at intersections to proceed with caution whenever crossing or waiting to cross at an intersection.
What to do after an accident at an intersection
Like any car accident in Miami, motorists should remain calm, check for injuries, call the police, and refrain from moving the vehicle until the police arrive. If possible, the accident victim or any other drivers not at fault, should gather eye-witness testimony to help with an insurance claim for compensation. The personal injury lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm, recommend that accident victims seek medical care to treat any injuries and keep all medical records and bills. In the event of no evident injuries, follow-up the intersection accident with a visit to your private healthcare professional to rule out any internal injuries to the neck, back, or head. Seek legal representation in the event of injuries or losses stemming from the accident.
Contact the Perazzo Law Firm NOW if you, a friend, or relative has suffered personal injury, damages, or losses from an accident that occurs at an intersection. You can do this ONLINE or CALL (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to clients.