- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Personal Injuries
Sacramento car accidents are all too frequent, with a combined injury and death rate of almost 2,000 per year within city limits. Many of these happen on the freeways, but city surface streets also present opportunities for collision. Intersections can be the most perilous, with cars and trucks making turns, speeding up or slowing down, and pedestrians crossing (sometimes against the light). Unfortunately, many drivers see a yellow light as a signal to speed up, rather than slow down and prepare to stop.
Based on Sacramento City Police Department reports from 2012, these are the city’s most dangerous intersections:
A personal injury attorney would investigate several factors to establish liability in an intersection accident case. The other driver may be at fault if he or she failed to:
Other factors may include:
An accident may also be caused by conditions that could have been avoided with proper maintenance. In these cases, the state may be liable if it’s established that the cause was due to:
If you’ve been injured at an intersection and you were not at fault, be sure to document the details of the situation after you seek medical treatment. Contact one of our personal injury attorneys for a free case evaluation.
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