Long Beach Intersection Accident Lawyers
Motorists in California face some of the highest auto accident risks in the country. In particular, accidents which occur at intersections cause serious injuries that can leave permanent disabilities and may even result in a fatality.
Auto accident victims or their loved ones may be entitled to financial compensation after they have been the victim of an auto accident at an intersection.
At The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, an aggressive Long Beach personal injury lawyer is on standby to get you the justice that you deserve.
Schedule a free consultation to discuss how our aggressive lawyers can help you.
Research shows that the accidents that occur at intersections are often more severe than accidents that occur when vehicles are traveling in the same direction. Drivers have to process more information when they are at intersections, and this fact along with other distractions, makes intersections a particularly dangerous area for auto accidents.
Common types of crashes at intersections include:
- Head-on collisions
- T-bone collisions
- Side-swiping vehicles
- Illegal U-turn crashes
Drivers who fail to follow the traffic laws, or who are in a rush are more likely to be involved in these types of accidents. Some of the major causes of intersection accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Driver distraction
- Failing to follow traffic rules
- Committing illegal turns
- Turning from the wrong lane
- Being sleepy
- Driver intoxication
- Misjudging distances
Regardless of the reason behind auto accidents at an intersection, the fact remains that car accident victims often suffer severe injuries. In some cases, in particularly severe and dangerous intersection auto accidents, the victim may even die. In fatal intersection collisions, families may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
Spouses, parents and children in California can pursue justice on behalf of their lost loved one. Families should contact an experienced Long Beach intersection car accident attorney who has not afraid to go after insurance companies.
In many cases, intersection accidents occur at high speeds while vehicles are turning and drivers and pedestrians can be blindsided by the accident.
This aspect of surprise in intersection accidents can have devastating consequences which result in a variety of severe injuries, including:
Auto accidents that occur at intersections are among the most dangerous types of auto accidents. If you or a loved one has been involved in a collision and seriously injured, be sure to contact our firm immediately.
When insurance companies know that their driver is at fault, they will often try to offer a preliminary settlement to minimize the chances that they will have to pay injured victims what they actually deserve.
Never sign anything that you are offered by an insurance company without speaking to an experienced personal injury attorney. They will always offer the smallest amount of money that they think you will accept.
Without fail, our firm has found that the initial insurance company settlement offers are much less than what our clients actually deserve.
By retaining an attorney, injured car accident victims and their families can negotiate settlements that cover a range of damages, including:
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
This is not a complete list of damages that may be awarded in your case. Every personal injury case is different, and the damages vary depending on the amount of suffering and the extent of the injuries. Only a review of your specific circumstances by an experienced Long Beach car accident attorney can accurately determine what damages you may receive in your case.
Aggressive personal injury founding attorney Firm of Joseph H. Low IV has decades of experience working with injured victims and their families.
In California, there is as statute of limitations that requires accident victims to file a personal injury claim within two years. Don't let your rights expire. If you have been in an auto collision and you don’t' know where to turn, call (888) 454-5569 to schedule a free case consultation.
- Avoiding Intersection Accidents
- The Worst Intersections in Long Beach
- Mobile Devices Creating Dangerous Long Beach Intersections
- Roundabouts in Long Beach