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Intersection Accident Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers in Georgia


June 06, 2021

The Federal Highway Administration calls intersections a "planned point of conflict." Perhaps that is a polite way of saying that safely crossing some intersections in Atlanta and other parts of Georgia come down to luck.  Overcrowded streets and overloaded traffic patterns, along with decreasing levels of patience, distracted operators, and poor driving turn intersections into hazardous situations. The brutal reality is that regardless of how carefully you operate a vehicle, there are others around you who do not share your safety concerns. As a result, they drive carelessly and disregard the safety of other motorists, pedestrians, motorcycle riders, and pedal bicyclists.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia records statistics for traffic fatalities in the state.  According to the most recent statistics published from that office, 1,430 people died, and 19,405 people suffered serious injuries in vehicle crashes in 2015 across Georgia. One-quarter of all people killed in auto crashes that year died in intersection accidents. The death toll and number of severe injuries should increase as the numbers predict an increase in auto accident fatalities. Coincidentally, Georgia's intersection fatality rate and statistical trends are in line with the national average.

Intersection accidents typically occur in six ways. Experts sometimes describe the various types of intersection collisions as "crash points." The crash points are:

  • A vehicle coming from the left hits your car as it enters the intersection,
  • A car coming from the right strikes your vehicle as it enters the intersection,
  • A vehicle drives into you as you make a left turn (liability for this type of crash is almost always found on the person turning left),
  • Another auto hits you coming from your left as you make a right turn,
  • You are hit while by a car on your right that is taking a right turn,
  • Rear-end collision from a tailgating vehicle.

Liability for the different crash scenarios depends on the facts of the incident. Factors like speed, the presence or absence of traffic controls, visibility, and the conduct of the drivers while operating the car will play a large role in determining which operator bears all or some of the responsibility for the collision.

Injuries Suffered in Intersection Crashes

Any time vehicles collide, an occupant can suffer a significant injury or die as a result. A person could suffer injuries in an intersection crash such as:

  • whiplash or soft-tissue injury,
  • Spinal injuries
  • Broken bones,
  • Facial lacerations and scarring, and
  • Internal injuries.

Careless and reckless drivers place everyone at risk of suffering a severe injury or death when experiencing a vehicle crash at a Georgia intersection. If you or someone close to you suffered traumatic injuries or died as a consequence of another's negligence or recklessness when driving in an intersection, you have valuable rights. 

Georgia intersection accident attorneys Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, have over 37 years of experience fighting for justice on behalf of victims of Georgia intersection crashes. Their vast experience, coupled with their aggressive pursuit of damages for intersection wreck victims, enhances your opportunity to maximize your financial compensation.

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Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedestrian

https://www.ksdot.org/Assets/wwwksdotorg/bureaus/burTrafficSaf/reports/reportspdf/SHSP2017.pdf

Category: Auto Accidents

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