Intersection Accident Claims in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia
One-third of all motor vehicle accidents and more than 40 percent of all accident fatalities occur in intersections. In busy metropolitan areas such as Washington, DC and Arlington, the number of injuries caused by these accidents is in the thousands every year. These regions follow a strict contributory negligence rule, which means that if responsibility is shared for an accident, neither driver can seek compensation for their injuries.
Proving liability in an intersection accident is incredibly difficult. Knowing this, insurance companies on both sides will swoop in quickly to discourage victims from seeking compensation. They know that if they can coerce you into taking a small settlement, they won’t be required to pay you for the full amount of your damages.
The attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC have years of experience investigating intersection accidents. We know what to look for to prove liability. Equally important, we know the tricks insurance companies will use to dissuade you from hiring an attorney. You have a right to aggressive representation. We are fully prepared to take your case and fight to get you every penny you are due.
If You’ve Been a Victim in an Intersection Accident:
Intersection Accident Injuries
Intersection accidents can happen at any speed and impact any area of your vehicle. As such, the risk for serious injury is much higher than in other types of accidents. Commonly, intersection accidents will result in injuries including:
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and brain injuries
Sadly, as the statistics above suggest, many of these accidents also result in wrongful death for both drivers and passengers.