Have you or a loved one been injured in a car crash at a Los Angeles, CA intersection? If so, our Los Angeles intersection crash lawyers at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers can help you seek compensation for your injuries.
With over 100 years of combined legal experience and more than $400 million recovered for our injured clients, the Los Angeles car accident lawyers at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers have rightfully earned the respect of the Los Angeles legal community. We can put our experience and skill to work for you.
Contact our law office in Los Angeles, California, or call (877) 300-4535 to speak to a member of our personal injury legal team. We’ll go over your case and discuss your legal options. Your first consultation is free, and you owe us nothing unless we win a financial award on your behalf.
How M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After an Intersection Crash in Los Angeles, CA
Intersections are notorious for car accidents across the United States, but are especially dangerous in a city with as much traffic and congestion as Los Angeles, CA. In a rush to get to their destination, drivers often try to outrun traffic lights, fail to yield to other vehicles or ignore stop signs. This leads to tragic results like severe injuries and even death.
If you’ve gone through such an accident, you probably feel overwhelmed and traumatized. Accidents often stay with you and it’s difficult to feel safe in a car following the experience. We know all this because we’ve seen it countless times with our injured clients. You can trust us to treat you with the dignity and compassion you deserve after what you’ve suffered.
At M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, our goal is to bring you relief by fighting to get you the compensation you need to get through this difficult time. You can rest assured that your case will be in expert hands.
Here are just a few reasons we’re the right firm for you:
- National Trial Lawyers ranks us among the top 100 lawyers in the country
- We’re lifelong members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- We’ve been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine
When you hire our Los Angeles car accident lawyers, we’ll begin by conducting our own investigation of the accident and gathering the evidence we need to build your case. Don’t hesitate to call today. Let’s get to work so you can rest easy.
What Are the Causes of Intersection Crashes?
In addition to speeding and ignoring traffic laws, there are numerous reasons that an accident may occur at an intersection.
These causes include:
Other factors such as inclement weather and icy roads may also play a part in crashes by sending vehicles sliding into intersections.
What Injuries Occur in Intersection Crashes?
Statistics from 2021 show that the deadliest year for motor vehicle crashes in over two decades.
The severity of injuries that victims sustain after an accident depends on a number of possible factors, including:
- The type of vehicles involved
- Speed of travel
- Angle of impact
- Existence of safety measures such as seatbelts and airbags
Some accidents may result in minor injuries, including whiplash, bruises, or lacerations. Other accidents can result in severe and lifelong injuries.
Injuries from intersection crashes could include:
Accidents involving a pedestrian or bicyclist are significantly more likely to result in severe injury or even death.
Who Is Liable For Intersection Crashes in Los Angeles?
There are several parties who may be at fault for an intersection accident.
The other driver may be at fault if their negligence contributed to the accident. This involves cases of failing to yield, reckless driving, distracted driving, and driving under the influence.
The City of Los Angeles
There are cases in which the city may share liability for an intersection accident because it failed in its duty to maintain safe traffic conditions, including properly-functioning traffic lights and adequate road maintenance.
Motor Vehicle Manufacturer
The manufacturer of a motor vehicle may be held responsible for any accident that results from a defective vehicle part. These parts could include steering mechanisms, brakes, airbags, and seatbelts.
What Should You Do if You’re Involved in an Intersection Crash in LA?
If you’re involved in an intersection crash in Los Angeles, taking the following steps will help you protect yourself and be prepared in the event you choose to take legal action.
- Determine if anyone involved in the collision needs immediate medical attention. Check that everyone is coherent and has no visible serious injuries.
- Exchange names, phone numbers, and insurance information with other drivers.
- Take photos and/or videos of all evidence at the scene of the accident. This includes photos of the damage to vehicles, visible injuries, the position of the vehicles, skid marks, and debris on the road.
- File a police report. The police may arrive at the scene and gather the information required for the report, including statements from any individuals who observed the accident.
- Seek medical attention even if you don’t think you’ve been injured. Some injuries take days to become apparent. Protect yourself by visiting a medical professional for a post-accident evaluation.
Contact a Los Angeles car accident attorney as soon as possible after your crash to preserve your legal rights and determine your legal options.
If you were injured in an intersection crash in Los Angeles, CA, our experienced car accident attorneys are ready to stand in your corner. Don’t try to go it alone against the insurance company—they know how to take advantage of injury victims. Leave the legal matters to us.
At M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, we handle all car accident cases including:
California law generally requires that you bring your personal injury claim within two years of the accident date. That isn’t a great deal of time when it comes to building a strong case, so give us a call today to schedule a free consultation.