At intersections, the potential for serious accidents is ever-present. The numbers tell the story: according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 40 percent of all auto accidents take place at intersections.
In crowded metro areas such as Arlington, TX, these accidents are more common. Sadly, they often result in serious injuries to the victims involved.
Personal injury lawyer Roger “Rocky” Walton and our team defend the rights of victims in car accidents at intersections, helping them obtain compensation for their medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses. Learn more about the causes and frequency of car accidents at intersections.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 724 people died in auto accidents at intersections or on approach to an intersection in 2017. This is up from 668 fatalities in 2013.
Additionally, the NHTSA tracks data by county. Tarrant County saw the following number of fatalities from 2013 to 2017:
From left-hand turn collisions to T-bone crashes, auto accidents at intersections happen in a variety of ways. No matter the type of accident, chances are, negligence on the part of the driver had something to do with it.
Common causes of car crashes at intersections include:
No matter how cautious of a driver you are, there is always the possibility that a reckless or negligent driver will cause an accident. Car accidents at intersections, especially those that take place at a high speed, can be especially dangerous and result in lasting injuries, such as:
In Texas, there are certain rules that apply at intersections. You must come to a complete stop at stop signs and use your turn signal when turning.
It is important to learn the circumstances of the accident to determine if these or other traffic laws have been violated. Our attorneys will obtain police reports, witness statements, CC-TV footage from local businesses, and other evidence to prove the other driver was responsible for the crash.
Auto accidents can be costly and tragic. If you suffer an injury in a car accident at an intersection, contact an attorney. For more than four decades, Roger Walton has helped protect the rights and obtain compensation for car accident victims. Contact us online or call (817) 429-4299.