Our David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers in South Carolina know vehicle collisions often occur at intersections because these are the locations where two or more roads cross each other, and activities like turning left, crossing over, and turning right have the potential for conflicts resulting in crashes.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), nearly 40% of car accidents in the U.S. occur at intersections. Unfortunately, intersection collisions impact more than motorists in cars; they involve bicyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, rideshare drivers and passengers, delivery vehicles, and truck occupants.
The number of people who may be involved in or impacted by an intersection accident increases the liability and how each injured party pursues a personal injury claim. We can help prioritize your financial recovery options so you can focus on returning to your life.
What are the Most Common Causes of Intersection Accidents in South Carolina?
The more activity converging at one intersection, the more dangerous the crossing may be for everyone nearby. Although traffic signs and lights can help guide vehicles through intersections, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists may be confused about the right of way, who should yield, and how fast they should be going, which can lead to catastrophic accidents.
Some of the most common causes of South Carolina intersection accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Illegal U-turns.
- Failure to obey a stop sign, red light, or no turn on red sign.
- Failure to replace intersections with missing signage.
- Five-point intersections that confuse who has the right away.
- Turning at an intersection in the path of oncoming cars, motorcycles, pedestrians, and others that have the right-of-way.
Contact Our Skilled South Carolina Intersection Accident Attorney Today
Our skilled South Carolina intersection accident attorney can evaluate the totality of your injuries and the circumstances that led to them and help you determine who is at fault in your accident, starting with a free consultation.
If you have been injured in a vehicle collision caused by negligence at an intersection or elsewhere in South Carolina, contact our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers today by calling 803-548-2468 to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent party — or combination of parties — liable for your complete recovery needs.
We provide free consultations for all personal injury cases in South Carolina and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.