Intersections in Los Angeles are notorious for traffic accidents that injure drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. When drivers speed through yellow lights or make improper turns, the results can be catastrophic. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident at an intersection in LA, turn to J&Y Law. Our experienced car accident attorneys have the skills and experience to help you obtain just compensation.
When you become our client, we will fight tirelessly for your rights. We have a proven history of achieving positive outcomes in and out of the courtroom, having recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We offer free consultations, and you will not pay any attorneys’ fees until we win your case. Contact us today to learn how we can help.
Where Los Angeles Intersection Accidents Occur
According to a recent study by Crosstown LA in conjunction with USC, the five most dangerous intersections in Los Angeles are:
- Sherman Way and Sepulveda Boulevard (Van Nuys)
- Manchester Avenue and Figueroa Street (Vermont Knolls)
- Burbank and Sepulveda boulevards (Van Nuys)
- Van Nuys and Roscoe boulevards (Panorama City)
- Victory Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon Avenue (Valley Glen)
Despite the city’s efforts to eliminate traffic fatalities through its Vision Zero campaign, car accidents, collisions continue to occur at intersections throughout Los Angeles. Regardless of where you have been injured, and a negligent driver is to blame, you are entitled to compensation. The best way to protect your rights is to consult with the experienced car accident attorneys at J&Y Law.
Common Causes of Intersection Accidents in Los Angeles
Driver negligence is the main reason for intersection accidents not only in Los Angeles but throughout California. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the leading causes of intersection accidents include:
Failing to Stop at a Red Light
All drivers have an obligation to stop at a red light. Failing to do so can result in a collision with drivers who have the green light as well as those making left-hand turns. Also, a driver making a right-hand turn must come to a complete stop before turning. Drivers who fail to do so before turning often fail to observe oncoming traffic or pedestrians attempting to cross, resulting in fatal intersection accidents.
Speeding Through a Yellow Light
A yellow traffic light is an indication that it is about to change to red, warning drivers to slow down and stop. Drivers in Los Angeles are frequently in a rush, however, and speed through intersections to beat the light. Not only is this a traffic violation, drivers often exceed the speed limit, colliding with other vehicles in the intersection.
When making a left-hand turn at an intersection, drivers must check for oncoming traffic and pedestrians before proceeding. Because of the prevalence of left-turn accidents, arrow signals are being installed at intersections throughout Los Angeles to reduce the number of left-turn accidents.
Rear-end crashes are the most frequently reported type of car accident, many of which occur at intersections in Los Angeles. Drivers who slow down for yellow lights or fail to notice that the light has turned from red to green are frequently rear-ended by aggressive drivers traveling behind them.
In short, intersection accidents are often the result of driver negligence. All drivers in California have a duty of care to operate their vehicles in a safe manner. In particular, they are required to obey traffic laws and understand their responsibilities at an intersection. A driver who fails to use caution to prevent the risk of harm or who violates traffic laws can be held liable for an intersection accident.
How J&Y Can Help with Your Car Accident Claim
When you become our client, we will work strategically to help you recover just compensation. Our legal team will conduct a thorough investigation by obtaining and reviewing the police report, identifying and interviewing witnesses, and obtaining a traffic surveillance video of the accident to prove the other driver was at fault.
We will also handle all communications with the insurance company and leverage our negotiating skills to obtain a fair settlement offer. Although insurers often attempt to settle claims for as little as possible, we will insist on full payment that considers all your future financial and medical needs. If the insurance company fails to make a reasonable offer, we will file a personal injury lawsuit in court.
Damages You Can Recover in a Los Angeles Intersection Accident
Although no two cases alike you may be entitled to compensation that includes:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses (present and future)
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability/disfigurement
- Costs of rehabilitation/physical therapy
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Trust our attorneys to help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve, whether through negotiation or litigation.
Contact Our Experienced Los Angeles Intersection Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an intersection accident, you have a right to just compensation and the powerful representation J&Y Law provides. Contact our office today so we can start working on your injury claim.