Intersection Car Accidents
Intersection car accidents are especially dangerous because one of the vehicles involved is usually traveling at a high rate of speed. The most common cause of an intersection accident is when one party fails to stop for a red light or a stop sign. When this occurs the vehicle that fails to stop is usually moving at or near the speed limit for the road on which it was traveling. This often leads to a high impact collision where severe injuries and even death can result.
Rarely, do the at-fault drivers admit that they were at fault for causing an intersection car accident. Usually, the at-fault drivers claim you failed to stop or that the light was green for them. Out of all the cases that our Scottsdale car accident attorneys handle, intersection accidents are the cases where who was at fault is the most disputed.
Our Scottsdale personal injury attorneys know how to prevail in intersection accident cases. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to help you win these cases. Since who was at fault in an intersection car accident is likely to be disputed, it is important that all the evidence to support your case is secured early.
Our firm has investigators and field agents that we use to secure evidence in these cases. It is critical that eyewitness statements be obtained, that intersection camera footage be preserved and that surveillance from adjacent businesses, homes or vehicles be located. Surveillance footage is often deleted or purged, so it is important that it is found and saved early on. Likewise, eyewitnesses can be difficult to track down and their memories can fade. Even a delay of a few days, could result in the evidence you need to win your case being lost or destroyed.
A driver who fails to stop at a red light or “runs” a red light is in violation of Arizona law. Arizona Revised Statute 28-645(A)(3)(a) sets forth that “vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal alone shall stop before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is shown.” According to this same section, any driver who violates this rule is required to “successfully complete traffic survival education sessions within sixty days.” This law was passed because Arizona lawmakers understood just how dangerous failing to stop for a red light can be and the catastrophic injuries that may result from an intersection car accident.
An Arizona driver who fails to stop at a stop sign is in violation of Arizona Revised Statute 28-773. This law sets forth that any “driver of a vehicle shall stop in obedience to a stop sign…and then proceed with caution yielding to vehicles that are not required to stop and that are within the intersection or are approaching so closely to constitute an immediate hazard.”
If you or a loved one was involved in an intersection car accident and suffered an injury as a result, contact our Scottsdale personal injury attorneys today. Our attorneys are available to provide a free consultation and discuss your case. Our attorneys take no fee unless they recover for you.