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Injured in a car accident caused by another driver at a busy intersection in Maryland? Perhaps you’re dealing with a T-bone accident caused by someone who ran a red light in Silver Spring or Prince George’s County. Or maybe you have a concussion due to an intersection accident in Howard County or Frederick County.
Whatever type of intersection crash you’re dealing with in Maryland, make sure you take your case seriously right from the start. Make sure you talk to an experienced intersection accident attorney at Goldberg Finnegan in Silver Spring, Maryland. We can help you every step of the way.
What are the most dangerous intersections in Maryland?
Car accidents often occur at certain intersections in Maryland. According to accident data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at least one fatal intersection accident has occurred at the following locations in Maryland:
- I-495 and New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring
- I-95 and I-495 intersection in College Park
- Annapolis Road and I-495 in Lanham
- New Hampshire Avenue and Metzerott Road in Silver Spring
- University Boulevard and Baltimore Avenue in College Park
- Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda
- Georgia Avenue and Dexter Avenue in Silver Spring
Common causes of intersection accidents
Collisions at intersections often occur because one driver was behaving in a negligent manner. Examples include:
- Running a red light or not stopping at a stop sign, often resulting in a T-bone (broadside) accident. These crashes are also called “side-impact” collisions.
- Speeding through an intersection and causing a collision.
- Distracted drivers, especially texting drivers, who are not paying attention and crash into another car, pedestrian, or cyclist at an intersection.
- Drunk drivers or drivers under the influence of drugs who are unaware of their surroundings and often drive through an intersection into another vehicle.
- Fatigued drivers who fall asleep and crash into other cars in intersections.
Who is at fault in an intersection accident?
The answer to this question might seem obvious, but fault is often disputed in intersection accidents, and evidence plays a critical role in determining liability.
Yes, the driver who acted negligently and caused the intersection accident is almost always the at-fault driver. However, in reality, determining who was at fault for causing your accident can often be very complicated.
This is because the at-fault driver may deny doing anything wrong or blame you for causing the crash. Why would a driver do that? Partly because of Maryland’s at-fault car insurance system.
Under this system, it’s the at-fault party’s responsibility to financially compensate injury victims for all their injury-related expenses. This often means that the at-fault driver’s insurance company must pay for all your expenses. So rather than admit to causing an accident, many at-fault drivers deny doing anything wrong.
How much is my intersection accident worth?
The important thing to remember is you should be financially compensated for all your accident-related expenses, including:
- Medical care, including emergency medical treatments, follow-up doctor’s appointments and future anticipated medical costs, especially if you need follow-up surgery.
- Vehicle repairs or the cost of buying a new car if your vehicle was totaled in your intersection accident.
- Replacement income if you need time off from work to rest and recover from your injury.
- Lost future income if you cannot return to work due to a permanent disability.
The best way to know the value of your potential claim is to talk to a Maryland intersection accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Make your case matter. Contact Goldberg Finnegan
Claims involving intersection accidents in Maryland often quickly turn into complicated legal cases. If you don’t act fast, your case might not get the attention it deserves. In addition, you might not receive the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
Our Silver Spring intersection accident attorneys know what’s at stake. That’s why we want to help. Our law firm has years of experience helping injury victims and their families. As a result, we thoroughly understand how the system works when it comes to such complex legal cases.
Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with a legal team you can trust. Best of all, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only have to pay us if we obtain a financial settlement or verdict for you.