Accidents Occurring At Stoplights And Intersections
Intersection collisions go by various names — broadside, side-impact or T-Bone. These are the most common variations:
- Driver A seeks to turn but is struck by oncoming driver B.
- Driver A attempts a U-turn and is broadsided by driver B.
- Driver A drives through a red light or stop sign and is broadsided.
- Drivers in an uncontrolled intersection get confused about right of way and collide. This confusion is common in roundabouts as well.
Injuries in these crashes can be very serious or even fatal. It is very common for both drivers to think the other driver was at fault. It is not unusual for both drivers to bear partial responsibility.
Cars are not the only vehicles that can be involved in an intersection crash. Trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and even pedestrians can be struck down by oncoming vehicles. When this happens, injured parties look to the other party’s insurance carrier for compensation.
A focus of the firm of Bashein & Bashein Company, L.P.A., is to establish exactly how the collision occurred, and to make a case for maximum damages for our clients.
Our attorneys know how important this money is for you. It may be the only thing keeping a roof over your head, or food on your table, in the wake of a serious accident. It may be the only way you can afford your medical bills or, in the event of a death, funeral and burial expenses.