Jackson, MS Car Accidents at Intersections and Stoplights
Car accidents happen all the time – a lot of them at intersections and stoplights. They can occur at accident-prone intersections and or those that may not experience as many accidents, such as the intersection of North West Street and Mitchell Avenue. The Federal Highway Administration annually reports roughly 2.5 million intersection accidents. Many of these accidents are caused by drivers falsely assuming the actions of another driver or by drivers failing to adhere to traffic laws. In many of these cases, the at-fault driver will try to blame the other driver for either partially or completely causing the wreck. If you have been injured by another driver in a car accident at an intersection or stoplight, one of our Jackson car accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to help you. We have represented people injured in car accidents for more than 30 years and recovered over $1.5 billion in compensation for injured victims and their families. Give us a call today, and let us show you why NST is the way to go.Seeking Compensation After a Car Accident at an Intersection or Stoplight in Jackson, Mississippi
As with many other car wreck cases, you must establish the other driver’s negligence in order to recover damages. You can do this by proving the other driver owed you an obligation to drive safely, failed to do so, and injured you as a result. This can, however, become tricky quickly. For example, let us say that you arrived at a four-way stop on your way to the Old Capitol Museum at 100 South State Street in Jackson. A few seconds later, another vehicle arrived to the left of you at the four-way stop. You proceed to make your way across the intersection, but the other driver accelerates, fails to yield you the right of way, and hits the side of your vehicle. You know the other driver is at fault, but the other driver may give the police at the scene of the accident a conflicting story, possibly resulting in the police not issuing any citations.
The at-fault driver could go even further by claiming that you were responsible for a portion of the accident (if not the entire wreck). Since Mississippi operates under pure comparative negligence, your total recovery could be reduced based on the amount of blame attributed to you in court. That is why it is crucial to retain an experienced car accident attorney in the Jackson area to assert your rights and fight on your behalf. A lawyer could gather witness testimony, help prove the defendant’s negligence, and minimize allegations of comparative negligence against you. In the end, an attorney can be the difference between obtaining a full recovery and a slight fraction of your desired recovery.
Proving the other driver’s negligence is integral to recovering damages. If you sustained injuries from the accident that resulted in the accumulation of medical bills, you may be able to recover compensation for those bills. If the accident left you with permanent injuries, you may be able to get compensation for future medical bills and loss of future earning capacity. You may also be able to recover damages for lost wages, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more. A knowledgeable attorney will be able to advise you as to which damages may apply to your case.Consult a Jackson Lawyer About Your Case
Motor vehicle accidents can have devastating consequences no matter what the scenario, so if you have been injured in a car accident at an intersection or stoplight due to someone speeding, running a red light, or making an improper turn, you should contact the car accident attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We represent individuals and families across Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Jackson, Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-LAW-4004 or by completing our online form to arrange a free consultation with a car accident lawyer or truck wreck attorney. We are available 24/7 to take your call. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.