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Collisions at Junctions

Aggressive Southern California Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Accident Victims in Los Angeles and Orange County

When most people think of a car accident, they imagine a collision occurring at an intersection. And this is for a good reason—according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than half of all non-fatal and fatal car accidents involve collisions at junctions. While accident victims are entitled to bring a personal injury claim against another motorist who is at fault for an accident, this type of accident often raises difficulties when it comes to establishing who was at fault. At Power Trial Lawyers, our dedicated team of Southern California car accident attorneys has the experience, skill, and tenacity needed to handle these complex cases from beginning to end. We have a track record of successfully recovering compensation on behalf of our injured clients and look forward to discussing how we can help you with your case.

Types of Collisions at Junctions

A collision at a road junction is simply any accident that occurs at an intersection of two or more roads. Some of the most common types of accidents are intersections include:

While collisions at junctions can happen for any number of reasons, most often, these accidents are the result of driver negligence. For example, the following are all potential causes of an intersection accident:

In some cases, however, an accident may have little to nothing to do with the other driver’s negligence. This is often the case when the striking vehicle suffers from some type of mechanical defect, such as a blown tire or a defective braking system. In these situations, the driver of the other vehicle may not be financially responsible for an accident victim’s damages; however, the manufacturer of the defective vehicle or part could be liable through a product liability lawsuit.

Determining Fault in a Southern California Intersection Accident

After an accident that occurred at an intersection, anyone injured can bring a personal injury lawsuit against any party they believe to have been at fault. However, before an accident victim can recover for their economic and non-economic damages, they must prove that the other party was legally negligent.

While the term negligence has an everyday meaning, in this context, the term refers to a legal principle. For example, to establish negligence in the wake of a car accident, an accident victim must be able to meet each of the following elements:

  1. The other driver owed you a duty of care;
  2. Through some action or inaction, the other driver violated the duty of care they owed to you;
  3. The other driver’s actions or inactions were the cause of your injuries; and
  4. You suffered legally recognizable damages as a result.

While this may sound straightforward, it rarely is. Once insurance companies get involved, they try to remove all emotion from the process, which can be overwhelming for accident victims. This is especially the case when an insurance company refuses to recognize the impact that an accident had on your life or even blames you for an accident you know you didn’t cause. Thankfully, at Power Trial Lawyers, we are skilled at negotiating with insurance companies and, when needed, taking our clients’ cases in front of a jury to ensure they receive the justice they deserve.

Have You Been Injured in a Southern California Car Accident?

If you or a loved one was recently hurt in a car accident, reach out to Power Trial Lawyers to set up a free consultation. We have more than a decade of hands-on experience aggressively pursuing compensation on behalf of accident victims and their families. Over this time, we’ve learned how to successfully present our clients’ cases to insurance companies and juries to maximize their recovery. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with an attorney today, call (888) 808-2179. You can also connect with us through our online contact form. We proudly represent clients in Los Angeles County and Orange County and have conveniently located offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach.

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