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A large percentage of all serious car accidents occur at intersections. Drivers need to pay full attention to their surroundings and the behavior of other motorists in order to decide if it is safe to enter an intersection or not. Failing to do so can place liability for any collisions on the negligent driver.
At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our San Jose car accident attorneys are adamant about ensuring our clients are capable of receiving full compensation for their damages after an intersection accident that was not their fault. We do everything in our ability, which is backed by 85+ years of collective legal experience, to minimize your liability, ideally down to 0%.
We also offer contingency fee agreements, which mean you do not owe us a penny until we close your case with a settlement or verdict in your favor.
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Defective Traffic Signals & Poor Signage
Reckless driving that can cause an intersection accident includes:
- Failure to yield at stop signs.
- Failure to yield to yellow lights.
- 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.
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
While many intersection accidents are caused by speeding, neglectful, and intoxicated motorists, many more are caused due to poor directions and traffic signage at the intersection. Traffic signals are supposed to clearly direct traffic and prevent all accidents.
When they become faulty, it could send crossed signals to drivers, resulting in an impact. Other important signs, such as a stop sign, might become damaged, enshrouded by nearby foliage, or go missing, which also increases the chance of an intersection accident. The city or council tasked with roadway maintenance could be partially or totally liable for damages in such intersection accidents.
Call Our San Jose Car Accident Lawyers for Comprehensive Representation
No matter what the cause for an intersection accidents, the party ultimately liable for it should be the one that pays for damages. 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 personal injury lawyers will examine the details of your case to hold negligible parties responsible for their actions and help you start down the path to real recovery.
Contact our San Jose car accident attorneys today for a free consultation.