Intersection Accidents Involving Trucks in North Carolina
Trucks are dangerous. Intersections are dangerous. Put together, truck accidents occurring at intersections can be devastating. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in an intersection, you may be looking for an intersection truck accident lawyer and the attorneys at Riddle & Brantley can help.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.
If you’ve been injured in an intersection accident involving a truck or tractor-trailer, you may be entitled to compensation if someone else’s negligence is responsible.
Why Are Intersections Dangerous?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 40 percent of auto accidents occur at intersections.
More alarmingly, the Federal Highway Administration reports that more than 50 percent of accidents resulting in injury or death occur at intersections.
Intersections are heavily trafficked and while stop signs and traffic lights are designed to increase safety, many drivers are distracted, and these safety precautions are not always enough to prevent an accident.
Further, many impatient drivers try and “make” a light or “run” a red light, dramatically increasing the risk of an intersection truck accident or car accident.
This qualifies as aggressive driving, which studies show may be involved in as many as two-thirds of motor vehicle accidents.
The consequences of an intersection accident can be especially catastrophic when the crash involves a truck or tractor-trailer.
Accidents Involving a Vehicle That Ran a Red Light
Due to the speed involved and the potential for a T-bone or underride truck accident, accidents involving a vehicle that ran a red light can be especially dangerous. Injuries suffered in these types of accident can be life-threatening and even deadly.
Truck Accidents Caused By Running a Stop Sign
Another common type of truck accident that happens at intersection is that in which a truck or tractor-trailer runs a stop sign. These accidents are often the result of distracted driving, or when a truck driver is fatigued. Bad weather can also contribute to these intersection accidents.
Common Causes of Intersection Truck Accidents
Many factors can contribute to an intersection accident involving a truck or 18-wheeler. These factors include:
- Distracted driving
- Broken / malfunctioning traffic lights
- Missing or improper signage
- Missing or improper road markings
- Prohibited or dangerous passing and merging
- Improper or erratic lane changing
- Failure to yield
- Improper turning
- Following too closely
- Alcohol or drug use
- Driver fatigue
- Bad weather and poor road conditions
Intersection Truck Accident Injuries
The consequences of a truck accident can be devastating. In our decades handling intersection truck accidents, our personal injury lawyers have representing clients who have suffered all types of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Cuts, scrapes, and contusions
- Head injuries, including concussions and brain bleeds
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs (amputations)
- Chest injuries
- Organ damage
- Emotional injury like PTSD
Have You Been Injured in an Intersection Accident Involving a Truck?
If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident occurring in an intersection, you deserve justice if the accident is the result of someone else’s negligence.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.
Experienced Intersection Accident Lawyer
In more than 35 years handling truck accidents at intersections, our truck accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation (see disclaimer below) for victims of negligence.
Our team is led by attorney Gene Riddle, who has been recognized by such prestigious organizations as The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Super Lawyers, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and Million Dollar Advocates Forum (see disclaimer below).
“Riddle & Brantley found me all the available money from the insurance companies.”
-David Howard, Riddle & Brantley client
The consultation is free and we don’t get paid unless you do — if we don’t win your case and recover compensation for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees.
Justice Counts for those injured in truck accidents and we would love to help you if we can.
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