New Jersey Intersection Accident Attorneys
Collision at an Intersection
Intersections are one of the most common locations for car accidents. The average intersection could have traffic lights, stop signs, or yield signs, but accidents still happen. Regardless of what traffic lights or signs are posted, there are some drivers who still recklessly drive through intersections. This especially happens in situations where drivers have been drinking or are under the influence of drugs.
About 40 percent of all car collisions in the United States happen at intersections. These accidents are a big problem here in New Jersey. Intersection accidents are the third most common type of New Jersey car accident. Between 2008 and 2012, over 1,000 people died in intersection accidents here in the The Garden State. Essex, Middlesex, and Ocean counties report the highest number of intersection accidents each year.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an intersection accident, don’t hesitate to contact a New Jersey auto accident lawyer at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari. We’ve helped many people injured in these kinds of accidents get the financial support they need.
Contact us today at 973-845-4421.
Common Causes of Intersection Injury Accidents
There are many causes of intersection accidents. Here are the most common:
- Driver failing to obey traffic lights/signs
- Failure to yield to other cars, bikes, or pedestrians
- Failing to make a complete stop
- Speeding through lights/signs
Types of Intersection Accidents
There are many dangerous behaviors that can lead to intersection accidents. Drivers who speed, cut other people off, follow too close, don’t yield to other cars, or run through stop signs and red lights can cause terrible accidents. Here are the most common types of intersection accidents:
- Side-impact: these happen when a car is stuck on the side. This happens often in intersection accidents when cars get hit making turns.
- Head-on: these happen when the front of two cars collide. These happen at intersection accidents when a driver makes an illegal left turn or speeds through a stop.
Common Intersection Auto Accident Injuries
Intersection accidents have the potential to cause very serious injuries. Not only are car accidents especially dangerous to drivers, but also to pedestrians and bike riders. Here are the most common injuries we see in intersection accidents:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries
- Whiplash/neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and bruises
Internal injuries are also very common in intersection accidents. Be sure to seek treatment after any accident, even if you don’t feel like you’ve been injured. Many injuries, especially soft tissue and internal injuries, can take days or weeks to start showing symptoms.
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Contact a NJ Intersection Accident Attorney
These accidents cause permanent injuries and even wrongful deaths every day. If you or a loved one are injured in an intersection accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari has helped many people and their families seek the financial compensation they need to heal after an accident. We can help you pursue compensation for your medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and lost wages if you miss work because of your injuries.
Contact us today at 973-845-4421.