Dallas Accidents in Intersection Lawyer
Intersections are necessary for connecting roads in Dallas, but they can also be deadly zones if one or more drivers are not careful enough. This is especially true of truck accidents since large trucks have less room to turn or pass through intersections. If you were injured at an intersection, our Dallas accidents in intersection lawyers can help.
We will fight tirelessly for your rights and help you seek compensation for your damages after an accident that was not your fault. Don’t get stuck paying for someone else’s poor choices on the road. Let us give you a FREE consultation to discuss the details and your legal options.
Our Dallas car accident law firm does not charge you a fee unless we’re able to win you compensation, so there’s no risk in getting started. We can even come to you if you don’t have reliable transportation available. To learn more and schedule your FREE consultation, call (214) 305-8277 or contact us online today.
Why Accidents Happen at Intersections in Dallas
All drivers have a duty to drive carefully when they come upon intersections. If someone is negligent, an accident can easily happen. Here are some of the most common reasons crashes occur in intersections in Dallas:
- Running stop signs or stop lights
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Illegal U-turns
- Driving while distracted
- Not checking for other vehicles
Drivers of large vehicles like semi-trailers have to be very careful when making a turn at an intersection. If a driver is not careful to look for oncoming traffic or drivers approaching from behind, the truck driver can accidentally “squeeze” or cut off the other drivers around it and cause a serious accident.
Truck drivers also need more time to apply their brakes before stopping or pushing the gas to fully accelerate. If a truck driver or another driver misjudges this time in an intersection, the truck might crash with other vehicles.
Accidents in Intersections Are Too Common
Transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is often fast, crowded, and risky, which makes accidents common. When roadways connect at intersections, multiple vehicles are performing different actions at once.
According to crash statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- Data shows that: around 40% of accidents in the United States are intersection-related.
- In addition, about 96% of intersection-related accidents were caused by driver-related actions, versus a small percentage (less than three percent) attributed to environmental- or vehicle-related reasons.
The numbers demonstrate that drivers are making mistakes that lead to crashes at intersections. If a driver is at fault for an intersection accident, they are legally liable for the costs.
As the victim of an accident, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your damages by filing a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company—and a Dallas accident in intersections lawyer can help you do that. To get a FREE consultation to learn more and go over your legal options, reach out to our Dallas lawyers at (214) 305-8277 or contact us online today.
Most Dangerous Intersections in Dallas
The riskiest intersections tend to be those that get the most traffic, which seems to be the case in the Dallas area too.
Here are ten intersections that tend to be the most dangerous in Dallas, resulting in high numbers of accidents, injuries, and fatalities:
- Belt Line Road and Dallas Parkway
- Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway and Skillman Street
- Northwest Highway and Walton Walker Boulevard
- Buckner Boulevard and Military Parkway
- Central Texas Expressway and Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway
- Northwest Highway and Stemmons Fairway
- Commerce Street and Lamar Street
- Central Texas Expressway and East Lovers Lane
- North Hampton Road and West Jefferson Boulevard
- Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway and Preston Road
Note that this is not a comprehensive list. Any intersection in the Dallas area can have an increased risk of accidents, and it’s important to be diligent when driving to avoid harm.
Truck Accidents at Intersections
Truck drivers and other commercial drivers should be particularly careful, as they are driving on-the-job and must undergo special training to ensure safe driving. However, truck drivers still routinely make mistakes, and the strict schedules they are often held to while working can make them more prone to accidents.
If you were injured at an intersection because of a truck driver, you may be entitled to full compensation for your damages. A Dallas accidents in intersections lawyer can help you pursue the recovery you deserve. You should not have to bear the costs.
How to Seek Compensation After an Accident in a Dallas Intersection
Every driver who travels on any road in Dallas has a legal duty to drive safely and carefully. If a driver does not do this, it’s a form of negligence—which is a key factor in an auto accident claim.
If a truck driver or any other driver hit your vehicle at an intersection, you have rights. You can file a personal injury claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering damages, and more. To file your claim successfully, you’ll need to show that:
- The driver owed you a duty of care;
- That duty of care was breached (and the driver was negligent);
- Your accident resulted from the driver’s negligence; and
- You suffered damages because of the accident and your injuries.
An experienced lawyer can help you do all of the above and more. They can assist you in gathering evidence from the accident to show what happened and how the other driver was at fault.
Proportionate Responsibility in Texas Accidents
Texas’s proportionate responsibility law (under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 33.001) bars a claimant from recovering damages if they are greater than 50% at fault for an injury. However, if you are not more than 50% responsible for your accident, you can still seek compensation.
If you were partially at fault for the intersection accident, your compensation would simply be reduced based on your percentage of fault (assuming it is not over 50%). Don’t assume your degree of fault without speaking to an experienced lawyer first. They can make sure you are pursuing the fullest compensation possible for your accident damages.
Get Help from a Dallas Accidents in Intersection Lawyer Today—Starting with a Free Consultation
Our Dallas car accident lawyers are here to help if you were injured during an accident at an intersection. We specialize in auto accidents, including truck accidents, for injury victims in the Dallas area—and we are known for our hands-on experience and superior communication with each client.
Call us today for a FREE, no-risk consultation at (214) 305-8277, or contact us online today. We do not collect a fee unless we’re able to win you compensation.