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Intersections refer to two to six roads meeting and crossing. This is a location where traffic from different directions converges. Intersections are developed to facilitate the transfer of motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians from one location point to another. However, because of the complexity of their design, intersections are prone to accidents. The more roads there are in an intersection, the higher the probability of a traffic accident occurring.
Intersections have always been a challenge for pedestrians and motorists alike. The chances of getting hit when crossing oncoming traffic is always there.
If you are a motorist, you should be highly alert when traversing an intersection. You need to do a quick scan of the other roads, check the mirror, assess the speed of other vehicles, and be prepared to react should there be an unexpected road scenario that comes into play.
Oklahoma City has its share of dangerous intersections. The City Council of Oklahoma listed the city’s ten dangerous intersections as follows:
These are the top sites where road mishaps occur, potentially causing injuries and serious damage to motorists and their vehicles. Some of these accidents can even lead to death.
Despite the extra care that you take when driving, accidents may still happen. Remember, you have no control over how pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists behave on the road. That said, if you have been in an accident, whether you’re the one at fault or the victim, seek legal help from a personal injury lawyer.
If you are completely at fault, you would need a personal injury lawyer to negotiate for you when the other party makes a claim for compensation. Having a lawyer ensures that your rights are also protected and that the compensation being claimed is fair for both parties.
If you are the victim, a personal injury lawyer can guide you with the legal options available so you can file a claim for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repair, and other expenses you need to deal with as a result of the accident.
Depending on the severity of the accident, you may not have the time to attend to all the requirements for filing a claim before the deadline set by law. Oklahoma law states that you have two years from the accident date to report and file a car accident lawsuit.
Even if you are partly at fault, you can still file for compensation if your level of responsibility is less than that of the other party. You would need a good lawyer to prove that.
Our lawyers at AMA Law can assist you. Get in touch with us for your free consultation by calling 405-708-7789 or filling out our contact form.