Negligence: A frequent cause of Rockville accidents at intersectionsYou come to a four-way stop the same time as two other vehicles. Who goes first?
While this should be a question for beginning drivers, common courtesy seems to have fallen by the wayside thanks to impatient drivers who choose to ignore basic driving laws.
Rockville accidents at intersections are common and can leave you with multiple injuries. In almost all such cases, the accident is caused by someone else’s negligence. For example:
- A driver stops, but then goes before his turn
- A driver fails to signal a left turn and cuts off another driver going straight
- A driver fails to slow enough to avoid hitting the car stopped in front of him at the intersection
- A driver fails to stop at the intersection at all
These are just a few of the most common causes of Maryland intersection accidents, which account for about one-third of all of the state’s auto accidents.
Speed is less likely to be a factor in an intersection accident, but a person who has been hit can still sustain serious injuries. This is particularly true if their side of the car was the point of impact or if the other vehicle was much larger than theirs.
If you or a family member has been hurt in a Maryland auto accident at an intersection, contact a skilled Rockville auto accident lawyer. The attorneys at Nickelsporn & Lundin have experience representing the injured and can help you get adequate compensation for your injuries.
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