It is far too often that head-on or side-impact intersection collisions occurs on the Florida roads. With the sheer size, weight, and force of automobiles, such accidents can result in serious, if not fatal, injuries (i.e., brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and serious fractures to the lower body). So, if you have made a victim of an intersection collision accident, you must bring your case forward. Follow along to see how a proficient Tampa car accident lawyer at Merricks Law Group can make this possible.
What are the frequent causes of intersection collisions in the state of Florida?
Intersections almost always have significant activity occurring. With cars turning left, turning right, or proceeding forward from multiple directions, collisions do occur. The following are some examples of how driver negligence can lead to such an accident:
- The driver did not survey all directions before crossing the intersection.
- The driver did not consider an obstructed view before crossing the intersection.
- The driver misjudged your actions when crossing the intersection.
- The driver miscalculated their space to proceed when crossing the intersection.
- The driver miscalculated your speed when crossing the intersection.
- The driver was inattentive when crossing the intersection.
- The driver was speeding when crossing the intersection.
- The driver made an illegal maneuver to cross the intersection.
It must be mentioned that external factors, such as faulty traffic control devices, can cause an accident to occur, but this is rare.
What steps should I take if I am involved in an intersection collision?
If you were involved in an intersection accident due to no fault of your own, you have every right to sue the negligent driver via a personal injury claim. With this, you must prove to the Florida court that your injuries and damages were directly caused by the other party. So, you should take the following steps:
- Call the authorities so that an official police report can be executed.
- Capture photos and videos of your injuries, damages, and any unsafe conditions that had a role in your accident.
- Swap contact information with the other driver and any present witnesses.
- Attend medical treatment at the scene and the hospital so that the date, time, and severity of your injuries can be documented.
- Contact a talented Tampa auto accident lawyer before Florida’s statute of limitations, which is generally four years from your accident.
In addition, you can rest assured knowing that the Florida court will not tolerate poor excuses from the negligent driver (i.e., your car “came out of nowhere”). That said, you should not be tentative with filing a claim, as you are entitled to compensation so that you can heal.
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