Intersection Accident Lawyer

Intersection Accident Lawyer

Accidents that occur at intersections frequently involve high rates of speed and can lead to serious injuries.  Often, the other party claims they were not at-fault for the collision. Sometimes, it can be the negligent person’s word against yours about how the accident happened.  For this reason, it is especially important that you have an experienced intersection car accident lawyer who can investigate the accident, take witness statements, take photos of skid marks, and present your serious injury case to the insurance claims adjuster.

Read more about intersection accidents in our Intersection Accident blog article.

The team of Harrisonburg car accident lawyers at the Ritchie Law Firm has decades of experience handling personal injury claims.  We will fight to make sure your medical expenses are covered and that the negligent party pays for your damages.

Causes of Intersection Accidents

There are several scenarios under which a car accident in an intersection could happen.  Some causes of these types of collisions include when an at-fault driver is negligent and:

  • Fails to stop and yield the right of way at an intersection
  • Makes a poor judgment call about another driver’s intended actions
  • Proceeds through an intersection despite having an obstructed view of other vehicles
  • Drives while distracted

These actions have serious consequences and can cause catastrophic injuries for the accident victim.


Most Dangerous Intersections in Harrisonburg, Virginia

We all know that some intersections are more dangerous than others.  This can be due to the level of traffic that comes through the intersection or because of poor design.  Here are some of the intersections in Harrisonburg, Virginia, that have the largest number of accidents:

  • Market Street and Carlton Street
  • Port Republic Road and the Interstate 81 Ramp
  • Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Paul Street
  • Neff Avenue and Port Republic Road
  • Market Street and Chestnut Ridge Drive
  • High Street and South Avenue
  • Virginia Avenue and Gay Street

Statistics for Harrisonburg show that there have been many crashes involving serious injuries at these intersections.


Injuries From Intersection Accidents

Injuries from intersection accidents can be very serious.  Often, when an intersection accident happens, there are higher speeds involved.  At-fault drivers thinking that they have the right away will sometimes travel through an intersection at a high rate of speed.  This action causes major problems when the negligent driver’s judgment about his or her right of way was wrong.

Accidents that involve high rates of speed cause serious injuries, tons of medical expenses, and lost wages.  When a driver is hit by a rapidly moving car, he or she can be tossed violently about the car.  Depending on the angle of the collision, the violent impact may push the driver’s body forward, backward or to the side.

Before the car comes to rest after the impact, the driver’s body will be pushed in the opposite direction.  This type of violent movement of the body can cause brain injuries, sprains and strains, problems with the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar discs, as well as aggravations of pre-existing conditions other serious injuries.

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What Should You Do If You Were Seriously Injured In An Intersection Car Accident?

If you are involved in an intersection car accident, if you can, you or a loved-one may want to take photos of the accident scene and your vehicle following the collision.  When our team of accident attorneys handles your case, we make sure to take photos and request the accident report and your medical information.  Of course, we also interview any witnesses there may have been to the accident.

Your first priority should be to get well.  Focus on getting the medical treatment you need. If you can remember, let your doctors know what happened to your body during the accident. Think about how you will describe your pain, what kinds of activities seem to aggravate it; and, whether medication eases your pain.

Dealing With Insurance Companies

Claims adjusters work for insurance companies and must act in the best interest of the insurance company. It’s that simple. They have lawyers to protect their interests, and you need the same protection.  You need an experienced team of personal injury attorneys to make sure you receive a full settlement for all of your damages — your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

The team of personal injury attorneys at the Ritchie Law Firm has been successful in handling catastrophic intersection crashes and wrong way accidents.  We have won substantial verdicts in these types of cases. 

There’s no fee to talk to us, and we’re paid only if we win your case.


What Our Clients Say

5-Star Review from a vehicle accident client

“The truck came across the center line and side-swiped my car. My wife and I were both injured in the accident. The Volvo was totaled. My wife needed surgery on her knee. I was suffering from post-traumatic stress as a result of the accident. It affected me far more seriously than I would have expected. I needed legal help and I went to the Ritchie Law Firm. This was a very difficult case because of complicated medical issues and the Ritchie Law Firm was able to handle the problem. They worked very hard for me. I was very satisfied with the outcome. They were a great help to my wife and I. If you’ve been injured, I recommend you call the Ritchie Law Firm.”

Peter Crawford

Scheduling Your Free Case Evaluation with an Personal Injury Lawyer

When you schedule a free case evaluation with our team of accident attorneys, we’ll ask you to bring your accident reports, documentation, and medical papers. We’ll go over all of the specifics about the accident and witnesses.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet the legal assistant handling your case, and go over the process, timeline, and contact process for working together.

Still need a little more information? Download our auto accident brochure for more.

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Get in touch with us today so we can evaluate your case. We’ll take a look at your case for free, and we handle most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we’re only paid if we win. You’ve got enough to deal with, let us handle your injury claim.

The Ritchie Law Firm handles car accident cases state-wide throughout Virginia and West Virginia, with offices in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Winchester, and Staunton VA, and Martinsburg, WV.

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