Intersectional Car Accident Lawyer New Jersey
Each year there are thousands of Car Accidents that occur throughout the country. Many of them occur at intersections. Intersectional collisions are defined as a collision that occurs within a zone shared between two or more streets. Most intersections are controlled by light stations, but others are controlled by stop signs. Still others are controlled by stop signs on just one of the streets, giving the other street travel the right of way. Intersectional collisions are some of the most difficult cases to prove when injuries are involved. One might think that their version of the story is the right one, and that they are not at fault, but it takes a trained professional to evaluate these cases.
When trying to prove responsibility for an accident, it is important to understand the rules that apply. One rule is that you never speed up to a yellow signal. If the signal is yellow as you approach an intersection, then your duty is to bring your car to a stop. In addition, when at a four way stop sign intersection, if you are not sure if it is your turn to go, don’t. It’s better to be safe in this situation.
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our attorneys and staff are well trained to help you become successful with your claim for injuries. Call us today for a free consultation.
With intersectional collisions, there is usually a dispute over who is at fault. Here are some of the factors when determining fault in a case where the outcome rests on your word versus the other person’s word:
- The point of impact on the vehicles;
- The location within the intersection where the collision occurred;
- The traffic controls and whether there are turn arrows;
- The position of the sun for sun glare purposes; and
- Eye witnesses.
Some intersections have cameras monitoring the traffic. This can be an invaluable tool in obtaining liability over the other driver. Sometimes, if the intersection is located in a business district, there are businesses very close to the intersection that may have security cameras that capture the incident. There are many ways to look at a case if you are trained to do so.
Intersectional collisions give rise to serious injuries. Some injuries that can occur are directly related to the speed of the cars at the time of the impact. Also, the position of the occupants of the car in an intersectional collision is not the same as in other car accidents. Many intersectional collisions involve one car crashing into the middle of the other car. Injuries which can result from these accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Brain Damage
- Facial injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- TMJ of the Jaw
- Herniated discs
- Severe back pain
- Mental Anguish
New Jersey Intersectional Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one were injured in an intersectional collision, and you do not believe you are at fault, contact The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. We can assist you in presenting the best case possible under the facts. As always, we guarantee that if we are not successful, there is no fee charged to you.
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