Accidents Occuring at Intersections in San Jose
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Intersections are well regulated by traffic laws, but pose imminent danger
to all motorists nevertheless. All safety measures need to be working
together in perfect harmony in order to ensure that motorists are safe
while traveling through intersections. Unfortunately, there are a variety
of ways in which motorists can be injured at intersections, not all of
which involve other drivers. In the event that driving conditions at an
intersection are ultimately unsafe, the likelihood of an accident occurring
is greatly increased, as is the likelihood of serious injury taking place.
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Obeying Traffic Signals
First and foremost, traffic signals and traffic signs must be properly
maintained in order to ensure driver safety. Stop signs can become faded
by prolonged exposure to the elements, or obstructed by nearby plants
and shrubbery, significantly hindering a motorist's ability to follow
traffic laws and safely pass through intersections. Traffic signals are
mechanical aids that help regulate traffic at intersections. However,
as with all mechanical or computerized systems, error can easily arise.
Though traffic signals are monitored by traffic technicians to ensure that
vehicular traffic does not become too extensive on surface streets, they
can still temporarily fail nevertheless. Failure of systems that have
been put into place to ensure motorist safety can cause significant confusion
and lead to a greater likelihood of an intersection accident occurring.
In any event, these dangerous road conditions, none on which have been
caused by drivers, can play significant factors in leading to and ultimately
being responsible for intersection accidents.
California intersection accidents are often caused by reckless driving,
which can take on a variety of forms:
- Failure to yield at stop signs
- Failure to yield to traffic signals when the light displayed is yellow
- Illegally making left and right hand turns either into or against traffic
- Failure to yield to pedestrians, regardless of whether or not said pedestrians
are following traffic laws
- Traveling at speeds greater than the posted speed limit, disabling motorists
from safely being able to come to a complete stop at intersections
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Call Our San Jose Auto Accident Lawyers
No matter what the cause, intersection accidents take place every day in
California. In the event that you or a family member is involved in an
accident, it is imperative that you have legal counsel on your side that
is experienced in cases pertaining to traffic law. At
Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our San Jose intersection accident lawyers will examine the details of
your case hold negligible parties responsible for their actions. If you
have been the victim of an accident, please
call our San Jose car accident attorneys today for a free consultation at (800) 900-0863.