Intersection accidents can result from several situations. They can be caused by a driver running a red light or by a driver making an improper turn. However, intersection accidents almost always involve the failure to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic.
When a driver fails to yield the right of way at an intersection, the results can be devastating. Intersection accidents often produce severe impacts that cause substantial injuries to the drivers involved. As a result, an injured driver may have significant medical expenses, lost income, emotional trauma, debilitating injuries and permanent side effects.
Intersection accidents, and accidents that involve the failure to yield, almost always result in a liability dispute. Rarely does the at-fault driver admit that they were in the wrong. As a result, the drivers involved find themselves in a “he-said, she-said” situation. This holds true even if the investigating officer or police report finds one driver at fault. The conclusion of an investigating officer is not final. Likewise, a finding of fault in a police report can always be challenged—and often is.
A lot is at stake when liability is challenged. If you are found to be at fault, you may not be able to recover compensation from the other driver for your injuries. Worse yet, the other driver may assert a claim against you. If the other driver is successful, and you are not adequately insured, your personal assets and future earnings could be at risk.
With these cases, it is important to have an attorney with experience. The attorneys at the Piccuta Law Group, LLP regularly handle these cases. We have extensive experience with the strategies and theories needed to win these cases. If you or a loved one was involved in an intersection accident, or accident involving the failure to yield, contact one of our attorneys today for a free consultation.