Did You Know?
- You need to visit your physician before insurance will cover medical expenses. Get a copy of your doctor’s report that details your accident injuries.
- You may need a company letter verifying you missed work because of injuries in an auto accident.
- Auto accident attorney Jim Ronca has more than 30 years experience working on car and truck accident cases.
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Dangerous Intersection Accidents
According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), intersection safety is the number one high risk area of highway safety and according to the Driving Institute of America, more than 40 percent of all car accident deaths occur at intersections involving drivers who do not yield right-of-way, who drive through a stop sign, or ignore or disobey a traffic light.
Did you know that the FHWA reports that more than 2.8 million intersection related crashes occur in the United States every year?
Intersections are the scene of serious traffic crashes because motor vehicles cross paths by exposing drivers to each other with little to no space to avoid colliding.
Part of the greater problem with dangerous intersection accidents is that red lights are in intersections. Running red lights fuel dangerous intersection accidents for the driver, oncoming traffic, and pedestrians. There is never an excuse for running a red light.
Other dangerous intersection accidents are not the fault of drivers but rather poor roadway design, and failing to provide traffic control devices, signs, warnings, markings, and/or other visual cues (lines on the road) or tactile cues to motorists. Failure to indicate that motorists must stop before entering and/or crossing the intersection is another problem. Also, the placement of a stop sign could be confusing to motorists.
If you or a family member has suffered a dangerous intersection accident in Central Pa., please call me – Jim Ronca. You may be entitled to compensation for injuries, loss, and damages. Don’t delay because it’s vital to file as soon as possible.