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The Importance of Intersections
Our roads provide us with the luxury of travel with the advantage of saving time. Without our roads, we would spend hours traveling on paths that are not maintained or well-built, which means that we probably would not get to use our vehicles either, as many of our vehicles today would not do well on anything other than a paved road. Our roads make travel easy in many ways, one of which is the ease of being able to navigate our travel path with many others who are traveling our roads as well. We use many mechanics to help make our roads easy to travel with others, including lines, colors, islands, and intersections.
Intersections are a tool that civil engineers use to allow roads to cross each other so that drivers can travel in the most sensible way possible, which makes them incredibly important for us as a society. Despite this, intersections hold in them dangers that can cause accidents to occur, which drivers need to be aware of us we navigate these roads. Accidents at intersections are often more dangerous and serious compared to other areas of the road, which means that it’s important for all drivers to be aware of their surroundings and the dangers they may face as they approach and drive through these areas on the road.
Following a vehicle accident at an intersection, it’s important to discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer who can help you figure out what your next step should be to begin your recovery process.
Some Dangers at Intersections
Intersections, though necessary, have certain dangers that need to be known by drivers. If drivers know about these dangers, it helps to cut down on these accidents, but, of course, without this knowledge, accidents are more prone to happen. Accidents can occur at intersections due to issues like:
Areas of dense traffic: When traffic is dense, it makes it difficult to see what others are doing around you. If you are in a low vehicle, chances are you won’t be able to see much around you, which means you can’t see issues like someone running a red light until you’re in the intersection. At intersections, it’s always good to go slow, since visibility isn’t always as ideal as we wish it to be.
Limited sightlines: Due to traffic poles, traffic and information signs, and other obstacles, sightlines can be limited at intersections. These obstructed sightlines can make turning onto other roads, crossing the intersection, and generally driving around an intersection fairly difficult, which means that an accident is more likely to occur. Again: go slow and watch others on the road.
Drivers who are distracted at red lights: Drivers will decide to do many things at a red light. They will do things like check their reflection, look at their phones, or play with their radio when they should be watching the road. When drivers do everything except watch the road, they will miss a red light changing, they will miss a pedestrian crossing the road, or they will miss that the turn lane is moving while their lane is not moving. Distractions in the vehicle will cause accidents to occur, which is why it’s important to keep your attention on the road no matter where you are.
Texas Vehicle Accident Lawyers Here for You
When you have been injured in an accident that happened in an intersection, you may be feeling lost as you try to pick up the pieces following your ordeal. Although you may be lost, others are ready to help you and allow you to better your standing following an accident. At DeHoyos & Connolly, PLLC, we are ready to take on your case and fight for your rights to compensation when you are lost at what to do next. Call our office today to see just what we can do for you at (832) 767-3568.