You may not have considered that a road or intersection can contribute to or cause a car accident. For example, an intersection with poor visibility of oncoming traffic can lead to a collision in the intersection. If you cannot see a vehicle coming, you might try to turn and end up getting hurt.
When you can prove that your accident was caused by (or at least partially caused by) the intersection’s poor design or upkeep, you could sue those who might be liable. The government could be liable for an accident caused by a dangerous intersection.
An Odessa accident caused by dangerous intersections lawyer can assist with determining the cause of your accident, proving fault, and proving your damages.
To learn more about filing a car accident claim, reach out to Loncar Associates by dialing (877) 239-4878. You can take advantage of our free claim review offer.
How an Intersection Can Cause an Accident
The government, usually a local government entity, maintains most roadways. The government is responsible for making these roads safe to drive on and for maintaining them so that potholes, debris, and overgrown landscaping do not lead to accidents. Intersections can cause accidents in several different ways.
Poor Sight Lines
Some intersections are set on winding or hilly roads, which can cause poor visibility and difficulty determining the speed of oncoming traffic. Terrain comes in all forms, and some types of terrain can make judgment calls difficult. Overgrown landscaping is a common cause of poor sight lines and can cause accidents, as can poles or other obstructions placed too close to the intersection.
Poorly Timed Lights
Another serious issue that leads to accidents at intersections is lights that are not properly timed. For instance, a yellow light that turns red too quickly. The design of traffic lights can also cause accidents, causing confusion about whose turn it is to go. Lights must be carefully installed and timed to minimize confusion and accidents.
Intersections have painted lines on the roads that help drivers understand where to go. These lines also identify crosswalks and bike lanes. It is vital that these lines are painted frequently to avoid confusion due to faded markings. If your accident was caused by faded lane markings, the government could be liable for your accident and damages.
Design Flaws and Maintenance Issues
Other problems that could cause accidents at intersections include having:
- No reflective road markers
- No warning signs
- Steep shoulders
- No shoulders
- Complicated lane design
- Maintenance problems
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Proving Liability for a Dangerous Intersections Accident
So how do you figure out if your intersection accident in Odessa, Texas, was caused by the intersection itself? Your Odessa accident caused by dangerous intersections lawyer at our firm can investigate the accident to figure out what caused it. Sometimes, shared liability could also be possible.
Perhaps a distracted driver struck you, but the intersection also contributed to the accident (or to the severity of the accident). For example, say you tried to avoid the distracted driver, but there was no shoulder for you to pull off to.
By investigating your accident—and looking at the intersection itself—your lawyer can find out who is liable. We will then gather evidence to prove fault, such as taking photos of the problems with the intersection. These can include overgrown shrubs at the intersection or of faded lane markings.
We can take video of the intersection’s issues, or use video evidence of the accident as it occurred. We can interview witnesses, including witnesses who may agree that the intersection where your accident happened is known to be dangerous. Here are some additional types of evidence we can use to prove your case:
- Statements from witnesses to the accident or witnesses familiar with the intersection
- Accident and traffic reports
- Medical evidence
- Other documentation, such as traffic crash statistics at that intersection
- Crash scene expert reports
Compensation for an Odessa Accident Caused by a Dangerous Intersection
You have every reason to be upset and want justice if you were hurt in an accident. Filing a civil claim is sometimes the only way to hold the at-fault party accountable for what they did. If the government is liable for your intersection accident, your lawyer will pursue compensation on your behalf.
We can also help you pursue justice from other responsible parties. We are dedicated to getting you the money you need to pay for your accident-related losses. Accidents cause a lot of upset to victims’ lives, and you may need funds to get your life back on track after a serious injury.
You could be dealing with physical pain and mental suffering due to your accident. You could be struggling financially after missing out on work wages or dealing with expensive vehicle repair costs.
Some damages we could help you obtain through a car accident claim include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Income loss
- Inability to earn an income
- Permanent disability
- Mental trauma
- Cost of mental health treatment
- Lost life enjoyment
- Vehicle repair costs
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Help With Your Case Is Available at Loncar Associates
Sometimes, the government does not do a good job of road design and maintenance. When you have been hurt because of the government’s negligence, you have an avenue for attaining justice and financial compensation.
Through the personal injury claim process, you can seek damages from the government (or other liable parties). An Odessa accident caused by dangerous intersections lawyer at our firm is here to help accident victims with their personal injury case goals. To reach Loncar Associates, dial (877) 239-4878. You will receive a free case assessment just for reaching out to our firm.