Injured From an Intersection Car Accident?
Intersections are dangerous. Many motorists don’t understand the rules of the road, so they fail to yield when they are supposed to. Other drivers are simply reckless, deciding to run a red light or make an illegal turn, and they end up crashing into other vehicles as well as pedestrians.
If you have been injured in an intersection driving accident, you need a car accident attorney in Indiana who is looking out for your interests. Contact Delventhal Law Office today.
Intersection Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Indiana saw 261 fatalities that took place at or near an intersection. This number was substantially higher than in previous years. For example, in 2014, the number was only 189.
Another NHTSA study noted that 36% of all crashes in the U.S. in 2008 were intersection-related. In almost all intersection accidents, the critical events that led to the crash were related to the driver instead of to the road or the vehicle. In other words, drivers are overwhelmingly to blame for intersection accidents. This means that we can improve intersection safety by driving more carefully.