Intersections are the site of some of the worst crashes on city streets due to the sheer number of possibilities for accidents and the severe injuries that may result. Intersections can involve other vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, or all three in a single crash, leaving many victims reeling from their sudden and severe injuries. The damage of such crashes can extend far beyond the accident, leaving victims with serious financial, physical, and emotional losses. The Nebraska car crash lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC have spent years studying the effects of such crashes and helping victims move forward from such accidents free from the damage they have suffered. Understanding such accidents and what actions can be taken afterward is crucial for everyone traveling Nebraska’s roads.
Driver Negligence and Intersection Crashes
Intersections often play host to many vehicles traveling in several different directions as well as pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the road, all at the same time. As such, even one negligent or reckless driver can injure many victims in the span of only a few seconds. Frequently, drivers who run red lights, make turns without paying attention to their surroundings, or drive distracted or drunk can easily lead to collisions. Drivers are legally and morally required to operate their vehicles safely and with respect to the safety and wellbeing of everyone around them. Obeying traffic signals and making the correct choices at an intersection is a vital part of this and failure to do so will often result in a serious crash.
Vehicle Collisions at Intersections
Cars can collide with each other at intersections in a large number of ways. Vehicles that run red lights or suddenly turn in front of another can cause a T-bone collision; sudden stops or a failure to break can result in rear-end crashes, and improper driving can even lead to a head-on collision. These, along with many other types of crashes, can cause severe injuries to the occupants of both vehicles and can lead to a multi-vehicle pileup with all other cars driving through the intersection at the time.
Pedestrian/Bicyclist Intersection Accidents
Pedestrians and bicyclists are also in serious danger of intersection accidents, as many types of driver errors can cause a vehicle collision. Drivers who turn without being on the lookout for pedestrians crossing the street or for bicyclists riding alongside them can collide directly with them. Pedestrians have the right-of-way when in the crosswalk and obeying traffic signals; unfortunately, many drivers ignore such rules and put pedestrians in danger. Also, bicyclists have the same rights as drivers, but these are often ignored and their small and fast size often causes drivers to not see them. Should a driver turn, change lanes, or stop inappropriately at an intersection, a bicyclist may be seriously or even fatally injured when colliding with the car.
Beginning Your Recovery with the Help of an Experienced Nebraska Intersection Car Accident Attorney
At Cullan & Cullan LLC, our Nebraska intersection car accident attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of all victims of intersection accidents. The losses you may suffer due to a negligent or reckless driver at an intersection may be impossible to overcome without fair and full compensation from the at-fault party. With our skilled and experienced help, your search for compensation can be successful and your recovery can begin as soon as possible. For more information on how we may be able to help you, contact our offices at (402) 882-7080.