Fort Lauderdale Intersection Accidents LawyerWhen you are approaching an intersection and proceed through it, you trust that the rest of the drivers at the intersection understand and respect the traffic laws that keep you all safe. Unfortunately, sometimes an intersection can be the location and cause of severe accidents because of a failure to follow the appropriate traffic regulations. The accident can be the result of distracted driving, DUI, texting while driving, reckless operation of a vehicle, or many other situations. If you have been involved in an accident at an intersection, contact Friedland & Associates as soon as possible for a free consultation about your options for a civil case. We will discuss the specifics of your accident, the injuries you and your passengers have sustained, the causes of the crash, as well as how we will work directly with the insurance companies on your behalf. If you are currently in talks with the insurance companies, be sure that you do not accept any offer that you are made without consulting with a car accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale. The offer they make will be very low, and accepting it will block you from any future litigation. Read more below about accidents at intersections, how we handle them, and what to do after you are involved in one, and contact us immediately for your initial consultation.
What To Do After a Crash at an Intersection
Immediate Safety is KeyAfter you have been involved in any car accident, the most important thing to do is to make sure that you and your passengers are in a safe place out of the road. If you or one of the others involved in the accident is seriously injured, it is important to understand that not moving them is the safest thing unless it is absolutely necessary. Call 911 immediately to make sure that professional responders are on their way to address you and everyone else’s medical requirements and to secure the area.
Seek Medical AttentionIf you have been injured at all, make sure that you receive medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you believe that you have minor injuries that do not require medical treatment, there are a variety of reasons that you should see a doctor:
- You want to establish medical records of your injuries
- If your injuries progress, the insurance company will question if your injuries are related to the accident
- Injuries that can go undetected can cause serious physical problems later on