You are more likely to be hit by another driver at an intersection than almost anywhere else. This is where speeding drivers, those who fail to stop, yield the right of way, or even notice that you are there in front of them can cause enormous damage. Your car could be wrecked and you and others in your car could end up in hospital.
You would expect that you should be able to claim compensation after a crash that wasn’t your fault, but often you need a personal injury lawyer to give advice and fight on your behalf for a decent settlement.
Damages You May Receive After You Were Hit an Intersection
If you were hit at an intersection, your car could be damaged, sometimes beyond repair, and you and anyone else in the car may need treatment for injuries. The exact nature of the intersection crash will determine just how much you would seek in damages in a personal injury claim.
Typical intersection crashes involve either a side-on or t-bone collision, or worse, a head on collision. The speed, angle of impact and relative size of the colliding vehicles are the main factors that determine just how much you will need to recover.
Insurers may try and claim that you were at least partly at fault for the crash. This can be important in some states where even small percentage fault can hurt a claim.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you calculate what damages you should be entitled to and obtain crucial evidence to back up the validity of the claim.
Why Consider a Lawyer?
A crash at an intersection is likely to involve substantial damage, especially if there was a head-on collision. It is not fair for you to have to deal with significant medical bills, potentially lose wages if you cannot return to work straight away, and pay for the repair or even replacement of your car.
However, personal injury claims are not usually straightforward. The state you are in can affect what you can claim and whether the at-fault driver’s insurer will try and avoid paying any compensation at all.
The best advice is to discuss your accident thoroughly with an experienced personal injury lawyer before filing a claim. This will save you time and heart ache. The lawyer will know the ins and outs of the state’s personal injury laws and will know how best to negotiate with a reluctant insurer.
Work With a PI Lawyer Today
Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, so this means that you should never avoid using a lawyer because of a fear of legal fees. As long as the lawyer thinks that you have a reasonably good chance of settling a claim, the legal fees will be deferred until a successful settlement is reached.
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