Car Wreck at a Dangerous Intersection
Getting compensation after an accident is hardly ever a simple task. The opposing insurance company does not have your best interests in mind; on the contrary, they are only looking out for their bottom line. And they will do everything they can to reduce or deny your claim.
To get the full and fair settlement you deserve, contact the aggressive Texas personal injury attorneys at Brown Trial Firm, PLLC today. With one of our lawyers by your side, you’ll be able to stand up against even the most powerful insurance company.
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Most Dangerous Intersections in Waco and Texas
Whether you’re a commuter or an out-of-state visitor in the city of Waco or elsewhere in the Lone Star State, be sure to avoid the following intersections if at all possible, and if not, traverse them with extra caution:
- 18th and Franklin Avenue (Waco)
- North Valley Mills and West Waco Drive (Waco)
- Franklin Avenue and Valley Mills Drive (Waco)
- Loop 340 and West Waco Drive (Waco)
- State Highway 121 and Preston Road (Plano)
- Belt Line Road and Midway Road (Addison)
- State Highway 6 and Westheimer Road (Houston)
- U.S. Highway 183 and FM 620 (Austin)
Before heading out on a trip, it’s best to do your research, familiarize yourself with traffic hotspots and bad intersections, and plan your route around them.
Intersection Crash Factors and Analysis
According to an extensive report on intersection traffic accidents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2010, the most common reasons for intersection-related accidents were inadequate surveillance (44.1 percent), false assumption of other’s action (8.4 percent), obstructed view (7.8 percent), unlawful maneuver (6.8 percent), internal distraction (5.7 percent) and misjudgment of other’s speed or distance (5.5 percent).
The report indicates that there is a correlation between crash factors and sex as well as age. For example, misjudgment of other’s speed or distance and inadequate surveillance are the primary factors behind intersection accidents involving both male and female drivers 55 and older.
As for drivers 24 and younger, crash occurrences caused by female drivers can usually be attributed to obstructed view or internal distraction, while those caused by male drivers can be attributed to external distraction, illegal maneuver or false assumption of other’s action.
Most Common Driver Errors behind Intersection Accidents
The report above clearly shows that driver error is the primary reason for most intersection accidents. However, it does not detail exactly what negligent and/or reckless behaviors are behind the crash factors. Some of the most common bad motorist behaviors behind intersection accidents include:
- Fatigued driving
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
External factors such as poor intersection design and defective auto products may possibly contribute to an intersection accident; however, these are relatively rare in comparison to crashes explained by driver error.
Brown Trial Firm, PLLC Provides Quality Legal Representation in Texas
At Brown Trial Firm, PLLC, our Waco car accident lawyers provide personalized legal services to each and every client. Get started on your claim case today by calling our toll-free number (866) 393-2611.