In the United States, traffic intersection accidents are responsible for 165,000 auto accident fatalities every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while nearly one out of every two traffic intersection accidents results in a fatality due to the negligent actions of another driver.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a traffic intersection accident, the car accident attorneys at Simien & Simien believe the victim may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages. Our team of attorneys has provided comprehensive legal counsel to accident victims for over 25 years.
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Causes of Traffic Intersection Accidents
In a poll taken by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it revealed that more than 97 percent of motorists believed that a person running a red light is a hazard to their safety. Furthermore, one-third of these individuals personally knows someone that has been injured or killed in an intersection accident after failing to stop at a red light.
Some common causes of intersection accidents include:
- Careless driving
- Failing to give the right of way
- Inexperienced drivers
- Not recognizing a traffic signal change
- Repeat offenders
- Speeding to make a traffic light
- Tailgating causing poor visibility of a traffic light
- Texting while driving
- Uneducated driver
It's important to note that many of these accidents can be avoided. At the law offices of Simien & Simien, our team of highly trained attorneys can help to build a comprehensive argument for your MAXIMUM compensation claim and will fight for the justice that you deserve.
Louisiana Intersection Rules
In Louisiana, it is the duty of the motorist approaching the uncontrolled intersection to determine that they can make the crossing safety prior to proceeding through the intersection; therefore, when two automobiles reach an uncontrolled intersection, neither can reasonably believe they have the unqualified right of way.
The following depicts scenarios which a driver may encounter Louisiana intersections:
The right-of-way street is obstructed at an intersection
A driver entering an intersection where the right-of-way is obstructed is under a duty to proceed with extreme caution.
Flashing yellow light at an intersection
A flashing yellow light indicates that an intersection is more dangerous than other intersections, therefore drivers should exercise a greater degree of care and vigilance when approaching intersections with a flashing yellow light.
Red light changes to green at an intersection
A driver stopped at a red light awaiting for the signal to change, must exercise with care depending on the circumstances prior to entering the intersection after a favorable light. This means waiting for all vehicles to clear the intersection before entering.
Contact Our Traffic Intersection Lawsuits Lawyers Today
The legal team at Simien & Simien understands the many obstacles that injured victims often face following an accident, and recognize that this traumatic experience can result in financial, physical, and emotional damages.
Our law firm has lawyers licensed to practice in both Texas and Louisiana, and provide personal injury services in each of these states. Some of the locations in Louisiana and Texas our attorneys serve include:
- Baton Rouge
- Lake Charles
- New Orleans
- Port Allen
.... And all areas throughout Texas and Louisiana.
To learn how we can help you with your traffic intersection accident lawsuit, call (800) 374-8422, or complete the Free Case Evaluation form located at the top of this page. Our intake team is prepared to take your call and connect you with an attorney ready to handle your specific case.