One-third of all motor vehicle accidents and more than 40 percent of all accident fatalities occur in intersections. In busy metropolitan areas such as Washington, DC and Arlington, the number of injuries caused by these accidents is in the thousands every year. These regions follow a strict contributory negligence rule, which means that if responsibility is shared for an accident, neither driver can seek compensation for their injuries.
Proving liability in an intersection accident is incredibly difficult. Knowing this, insurance companies on both sides will swoop in quickly to discourage victims from seeking compensation. They know that if they can coerce you into taking a small settlement, they won’t be required to pay you for the full amount of your damages.
The attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC have years of experience investigating intersection accidents. We know what to look for to prove liability. Equally important, we know the tricks insurance companies will use to dissuade you from hiring an attorney. You have a right to aggressive representation. We are fully prepared to take your case and fight to get you every penny you are due.
Intersection accidents can happen at any speed and impact any area of your vehicle. As such, the risk for serious injury is much higher than in other types of accidents. Commonly, intersection accidents will result in injuries including:
Sadly, as the statistics above suggest, many of these accidents also result in wrongful death for both drivers and passengers.
These types of injuries will necessitate emergency and long-term medical assistance. They may forever prevent you from working, place additional stresses on your family, and be a source of constant physical and emotional suffering. All of these things need to be considered when you seek compensation following an intersection accident. The car accident attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC will carefully evaluate how your injury has impacted every area of your life, and work to see that you are awarded maximum compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an intersection accident in Washington D.C., Maryland or Virginia, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC.