Failing to stop at a red light, trying to run a yellow light, and not yielding the right of way to another driver are some of the most common causes of intersection accidents. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), out of the more than 36,000 fatal auto accidents that occurred in 2019, more than …
After colliding with another vehicle at an intersection, you may be wondering how it differs from a car accident that happened elsewhere. The fact is that no matter where your accident occurred, you may find yourself with expenses that can quickly add up over time. If you or a loved one were involved in a collision at an intersection, you may be eligible for financial recovery to cover these losses.
Assigning liability for your damages will involve determining how your accident occurred.
Some examples of accidents in intersection include:
- A driver running a red light crashing into the side of a car that is legally in the intersection. In this case, responsibility may rest on the negligent motorist.
- A malfunctioning electric signal (red light) not directing traffic, causing an accident. Here, we may be able to hold the greater city municipality responsible for your damages.
- Defective parts can prevent a car from operating properly and impair defensive driving abilities. Liable parties can include the car manufacturer or an auto service shop that did a poor repair job.
Our law firm can evaluate your injury claim and help determine who might be responsible for your losses. We can perform a thorough investigation regarding the details of your case. When you work with us, there is no financial risk, since we work on a contingency-fee-basis. We only take payment if we successfully pursue your case.
Keep in mind that Louisiana has a short statute of limitations for filing a civil action following car accidents, including accidents in intersection. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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