Albuquerque Intersection Accidents

Intersection accidents can be frightening. One second, you are stopped at a light, the next, another vehicle has plowed into you. You may have suffered serious injuries and be concerned about how to pay your medical bills while you are off work. An experienced car accident lawyer from Caruso Law Offices can discuss your rights during a free consultation. Contact us today to get started.

What Is an Intersection Accident?

An intersection accident occurs when one vehicle crashes into another on roads in which two or more lanes of traffic traveling in different directions meet. A typical example of this type of accident is one in which four lanes of traffic meet at one point, controlled by a traffic light.

Dangers of Intersection Accidents

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, approximately one-quarter of all traffic fatalities and one-half of all traffic injuries that occur in the country happen at intersections. The federal organization further elaborates that approximately one-third of deaths stemming from intersection accidents occur at intersections with a traffic signal, including a significant portion caused by red light running.

The U.S. Department of Transportation attributes 4,047 of the 11,799 intersection accident fatalities in 2021 to accidents occurring at signalized intersections. 7,752 of these traffic fatalities occurred at unsignalized intersections, which include those with a stop sign, yield sign, or no signage at all.

Intersection accidents may be more dangerous accidents than other types of accidents because they may involve:

  • Higher speeds, which increase the severity of injuries
  • Running red lights, which also increases speed
  • Drunk drivers, who may fail to brake to avoid the crash
  • Angle impacts in which the victim is hit on the side of the vehicle where there is less effective safety equipment

Pedestrians, bicyclists, and other road users may meet up at these points, further increasing the possibility of serious injury.

An experienced Albuquerque car accident injury lawyer can review your case, determine how it happened, and demand fair compensation from the parties responsible for your injuries.

Common Causes of Intersection Accidents

There are several potential causes of an intersection accident, including:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inattention
  • Drowsy driving
  • Running red lights
  • Running stop signs
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way

A personal injury lawyer can examine the police report, interview witnesses, obtain video footage from traffic cameras, and gather additional evidence to prove the other driver was at fault.

Damages You Can Seek After an Albuquerque Car Accident

Car accident victims can seek compensation for the economic and non-economic damages another person’s negligence caused them. Depending on the circumstances, this could include money for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Reduced future earning capacity
  • Costs to repair or replace your damaged vehicle
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental distress

Let our attorneys demand the compensation you deserve.

Contact Our Skilled Albuquerque Intersection Accident Lawyers for Legal Advice and Guidance

If you were injured in an Albuquerque intersection accident, you deserve dedicated legal representation. Caruso Law Offices can help with every aspect of your claim, from the initial consultation to obtaining fair compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. Contact us today to get started with a free consultation.

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