Pompano Beach Intersection Accidents
Roadways in Pompano Beach and across Florida are filled with obvious and less obvious dangers. Intersections seem like just another part of the road, but they can quickly become dangerous. In fact, studies show that many crashes occur at intersections, in part because drivers are reckless or negligent as they try to make it through red lights or failed to stop at stop signs.
Statistics show that up to one third of Florida's traffic accidents occur at intersections. It's not a surprise. Intersections involve many types of vehicles as well as pedestrians and bicyclists all within a relatively confined space and all headed in different directions at the same time. In many cases, this is a recipe for disaster, especially if one or more motorists drive recklessly or carelessly. If you have been injured by a reckless or negligent driver, however, you do have options. You may be able to negotiate with your insurance carrier in order to get fair compensation or you may have a legal claim that allows you to pursue any liable parties in order to secure compensation. To find out more, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free case evaluation to review your options.What Makes Intersection Car and Truck Crashes in Pompano Beach and Florida so Deadly?
Accidents that take place at intersections are extremely dangerous for a number of reasons:
1) These accidents often involve speed. In many cases, intersection crashes involve a driver rushing through a red light or not being able to stop in time, which means that they strike your vehicle with full speed. This often creates enough momentum and force to cause serious injuries, including fractures, spinal cord injuries, whiplash, head trauma, and more.
2) These accidents can push you forward into oncoming traffic. If you are stopped at a red light or traffic sign, a rear end shunt accident or another intersection collision can push into oncoming traffic, putting you at risk of a T-bone accident or other serious collision.
3) These accident can be multiple vehicle collisions. The car behind you can strike you with enough force to push you into the vehicle in front of you. In some cases, there is a chain reaction in an intersection accident, where one driver’s mistake leads to a whole group of accidents. Multiple vehicle accidents mean multiple points of impact and a greater chance for injury.Have You Been Injured at an Intersection in South Florida?
If you have been recently injured in a traffic accident or if a loved one has recently been injured or killed in a car accident, contact Flaxman Law Group today. There is no cost to you and there is no obligation. We will never pressure you in order to work with us. Our aim is to provide you with legal advice in your difficult situation. Of course, if you do decide to work with our full-service law firm we can assure you that we will put a team of attorneys and legal experts to work on your case in order to pursue justice and the maximum compensation possible in your situation.