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Intersection Accidents

Intersection Crashes

Intersection accidents are one of the most common types of auto accidents. According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 50 percent of motor vehicle accidents involving injuries and fatalities take place at or near intersections. Street intersections can be complicated, and a reckless driver or even a motorist who makes a simple mistake in judgment can cause a very serious collision.

If your have been hurt in an intersection accident Hollander Law Firm can help. Hollander Law Firm is a South Florida personal injury firm dedicated to helping accident victims get the financial compensation they need to recover and move forward with their lives. Whether your intersection accident occurred in Fort Lauderdale or another city in South Florida, an experienced auto accident lawyer at our firm will personally guide you through the legal process. Your attorney will carefully assess your case and help you determine the best legal method to get the compensation you and your family deserve.

Common Causes of Accidents at Intersections

An intersection is an area where two or more roads meet or cross and traffic moving in different direction come together. Depending upon the location, number of roads intersecting, and traffic patterns, these junctions may be controlled by stop lights, stop signs, yields signs or roundabouts. Regardless of how traffic is controlled, intersections in South Florida can be complex and are often the site of serious motor vehicle accidents. While there are multiple factors that can contribute to an intersection crash, some of the most common factors include:

  • Falling to obey traffic signs and signals
  • Speeding
  • Failing to yield the right- of-way
  • Misjudging the distance and speed of approaching vehicles
  • Failing to use a turn signal
  • Tailgating or following too closely behind another vehicle
  • Making an improper or unsafe turn or lane change
  • Distracted drivers
  • Turning with obstructed view
  • Poor weather
Dangerous Intersections in Fort Lauderdale and South Florida

While any intersection can be the site of a catastrophic accident, there are certain intersections in Fort Lauderdale and other parts of South Florida that are particularly dangerous. Below are a few of the intersections in Broward County where drivers should exercise extra caution:

  • A1A and Las Olas Boulevard
  • Federal Highway and East 26th Street
  • U.S. 1 and Atlantic Boulevard
  • Pines Boulevard and Flamingo Road
  • West Oakland Park Boulevard and NW 50th Avenue
  • Sunrise Boulevard and Andrews Avenue

With the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reporting 40,000 crashes occurring in Broward County in 2016 alone, drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and other people who use South Florida roadways are at risk for being involved in a dangerous intersection accident.

Pursuing a Legal Claim in an Intersection Car Accident Cases

If you have fallen victim to a car accident caused by a person who was speeding, ran a red light at an intersection, or engaged in any other careless or reckless driving behavior, a Fort Lauderdale auto accident lawyer at Hollander Law Firm can help. We offer free, no obligation consultations where we will review your situation and outline the best possible courses of action for your case. Call us today at 888-751-7770.

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