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Who is at Fault in an Intersection Car Accident in Miami?

Posted by: Jimmy De La Espriella
Category: Personal Injury Blogs

Intersections are one of the most dangerous places to take risks in.

Even with a separate lane dedicated to making left turns at an intersection, it is dangerous to still try and make the left turn while looking for the gap when there are no cars. 

In Miami, an overwhelming majority of car accidents come from intersection accidents. Naturally, with the majority of the population driving cars and the constant rush hour, intersection accidents happen very often. 

Far too often do I hear about our clients getting into car accidents in Miami because they could not brake in time from a car suddenly crossing the intersection.

So when you get in a car accident in an intersection who is at fault? 

Right of Way in Car Accident Cases

When driving on the road, there is such a thing called the right of way.

It basically is an unspoken rule on the road but inherently understood. For example, at an intersection where there are stop signs and both cars stopped to wait for someone to cross, ideally the person that gets to the intersection first is the one that has right of way.  

When you get in a car accident in Miami on an intersection, the person that is driving straight will always have the right of way. So if you are the one that was making the turn at an intersection and you get hit by the car, since you did not have right of way, the car accident will most likely be your fault. 

But why is it my fault? Didn’t I get hit? 

The reason why it is most likely going to be your fault is because you were going into their lane. Since you are going into their lane, you are the one that has to be careful and make sure that the lane you are entering is clear. 

Damages from Intersection Accidents in Miami

Intersection accidents can result in some of the most devastating damages. Not only can they be economically devastating, they can also be devastating psychologically. 

Some of the losses that can result from intersection accidents in Miami are:

  • Property damage
  • Emergency medical attention
  • Lost wages
  • Decline in quality of life 
  • Future medical bills
  • Possible death of you or a loved one

Bodily injuries that could result from a devastating intersection accident in Miami are: 

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Spinal misalignment 
  • Excessive bleeding
  • And more….

The consequences from a serious intersection can be devastating and hurt you badly. If you or a loved one is the victim of an intersection car accident in Miami because the other driver was being negligent, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering.

Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer from Accident Lawyers MIA

With decades of experience and millions won for our clients, we are ready to serve you and make sure that you are taken care of.

If your injuries from an intersection car accident in Miami were caused by a negligent driver that violated your right of way, then you could be entitled to financial compensation for the pain and suffering you went through. 

We always start with a free consultation for you so that we can hear your side of what happened and determine how we can help you. 

When we determine that we can provide value to you, our team will immediately start gathering evidence like photos and medical bills to build you a strong case. 

Remember, we don’t win until YOU win.

Author: Jimmy De La Espriella