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Intersection Accidents

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The more people and cars on the road, the greater the likelihood of a car accident. Nothing brings more people and cars together than crosswalks and intersections. Other than improper lane changes and speeding, not paying attention at intersections is probably the most common cause of traffic accidents in Walnut Creek, Oakland and other surrounding areas.

There are several straightforward rules regarding who has the right of way at intersections. These rules govern when you can make a left turn, when you can make a right turn and when you can go straight. Despite the fact that the rules are clear, there are numerous accidents at intersections as many drivers disregard these rules. That's why we take such cases so seriously at Clancy & Diaz, LLP.

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What to do if you are in an intersection accident

  • Seek immediate medical attention - Go to the emergency room or an urgent care clinic as soon as you can. Even if you do not feel pain or discomfort, it is smart to have a medical doctor look you over, as symptoms sometimes do not arise for days or even weeks. This does not mean manufacturing claims. It just means being proactive. Delaying treatment can be costly in many ways - go to the doctor!
  • Document your injuries - Take photos every day and keep all of them. Make a photo journal of your injuries. Take notes every day about how you are feeling.
  • Limit communication with the insurance company - You are not required to talk to the claims handler for the other driver. Explain that you are retaining an attorney. Generally, it is best if you wait and let your attorney do the talking for you.
  • Contact a car accident attorney - Clancy & Diaz, LLP will take over all contact and discussions with the insurance company. The insurance company's goal is to get you to settle for as little money as possible. They will likely offer you a small settlement in exchange for a release. Once you have signed that release, your claim is finished - even if your medical treatment is not! An attorney can advocate for the full amount you need.

Pursuing compensation for victims

The most likely issue that will be contested in any intersection accident is who had the right of way. Answering this question means undertaking a serious investigation into the accident. Surveillance tape may be available. Witnesses may need to be tracked down.

At Clancy & Diaz, LLP, our Walnut Creek auto accident attorneys can track down that crucial evidence and help you with your intersection accidents. If necessary, we can even have an accident reconstruction specialist perform an analysis of your intersection accident and answer the most important question - who had the right of way?

We understand the complex challenges you face after a serious intersection accident. That's why we want to work with you. We can handle all the red tape so you can focus on what really matters - your recovery. Find out how more about how we can help you after your crash. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation right now. Call (925) 835-7500!

Clancy & Diaz, LLP
2855 Mitchell Dr Suite 106
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
925.835.7500 510.251.8868