Intersection Accident Attorneys
We help injured Wichita Falls & Lawton area crash victims
Car accidents can happen anywhere, but intersections pose a higher risk to drivers than many other road configurations.
In the Wichita Falls and Lawton area, there are intersection crash hotspots in the metros as well as surrounding communities like Burkburnett and Iowa Park in Texas, and Chickasha, Cache, and Duncan in Oklahoma.
Car accidents that occur at crossroads can be devastating. They cause injuries like traumatic brain injury (TBI), broken or fractured bones, and whiplash. Sometimes, the impact can be fatal. Recovering from an accident is never easy, but help is available for victims. Hoover Rogers Law, LLP offers free case consultations to injured accident victims in the Wichita Falls and Lawton area. At no cost to you, our intersection accident lawyers can answer your crash-related legal questions and explain your options.
Where are local intersection crash hotspots?
Local accidents at intersections are concentrated around highways. These wrecks tend to happen at entrance and exit ramps or nearby intersections. Around here, intersections that pose the most risk to drivers include places like:
- Wichita Falls — Kell Boulevard at McNeil Avenue and again at Fairway Boulevard.
- Wichita Falls — Old Iowa Park Road (US Hwy 287) at Sheppard Access Road.
- Wichita Falls — Southwest Parkway at Sisk Road.
- Lawton — Gore Boulevard at 52nd Street, 53rd Street.
- Elgin — I-44 and US Hwy 277 at US Hwy 62.
What types of crashes happen at intersections?
The variety of intersection designs means that just about any type of car accident can happen at a crossroads. Among the most common intersection crash types are:
- T-bone car accidents (aka broadsides, sideswipes, or side-impact crashes).
- Hit and runs.
- U-turn car accident.
- Head-on collisions.
- Hit from behind crashes (rear-ended at intersection).
Note that people on bicycles and motorcycles are particularly vulnerable at intersections. Many drivers fail to check twice for bikes before turning left.
Hoover Rogers Law has extensive experience investigating all types of car accidents and holding negligent drivers liable for damages.
What causes an accident at an intersection?
A leading cause of intersection accidents is negligent or distracted driving. Other times, a driver is aware they are being reckless but plows ahead through an intersection anyway. Frequent causes of crossroads accidents include:
- Failure to yield — When drivers behave aggressively or negligently, they may fail to yield the right of way at an intersection. This may result in cutting off another vehicle or a head-on collision. Left-hand turns are often involved in this type of crash.
- Ran a red light — When someone speeds to make it through an intersection, they often fail to clear the way before the light changes. They are often speeding to “beat the light” which means the impact to a vehicle driving legally in the intersection can be severe.
- Running an amber light — Running a red light is dangerous, but so is trying to speed through a yellow light that is about to turn red (so-called amber lights). Traffic lights are all timed differently. A motorist cannot depend on a buffer for risky driving when lights change from red to green.
- Speeding — It is the law that all drivers must operate their vehicles at a speed that is safe for conditions. Yet some people drive so fast, they cannot stop in time for a red light and skid through an intersection and into other vehicles.
- Poor weather or road conditions and other external factors — Confusing signage, puddles of standing water, low visibility due to weather or sun, and debris in the roadway are just some of the outside conditions that may contribute to an intersection accident.
Our car accident lawyers have a reputation for digging up strong evidence that the insurance companies cannot ignore.
What are common intersection accident injuries?
Intersection accidents are often severe and devastating. For injured victims, the road to recovery can be long and painful. Some people never fully heal and must change their lives to accommodate reduced capabilities. Chronic pain, decreased brain function, reduced range of motion, and loss of bodily control may result after an accident. Common intersection accident injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) — Concussion, crack in skull.
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs) — Slipped or herniated discs, nerve damage.
- Whiplash — If left untreated, whiplash and other damage to your muscles, tendons, and ligaments can become permanent pain that limits your ability to do things like drive, sleep, or enjoy regular activities.
- Broken or fractured bones — Some of the most frequently cracked, fractured, or broken bones include the ulna, radius, spine, skull, pelvis, and femur, as well as bones in the wrist, ankles, and knee.
- Internal organ damage — This may be caused by the violent motion of the cab jerking the body around and possibly hitting the steering wheel or dashboard. Such injuries may occur with or without a seatbelt.
Our law firm understands that getting you the maximum compensation for your injuries can be the difference between a substantial settlement and one that runs out before you are healed. We would rather invest more time into your case than accept a too-small settlement on your behalf.
Who is at fault in an intersection accident?
The at-fault driver is liable for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Both Texas and Oklahoma use comparative negligence to evaluate car accidents. Liability is divided among all those involved. Compensation is then reduced by percentage contribution to the accident. So, for example, if your actions caused 10 percent of the crash, your compensation would be reduced by 10 percent.
Because it will lower your settlement, insurance adjusters often put as much blame as possible on the victim. Hoover and Rogers Law car accident lawyers can protect you from being blamed and demand full compensation for your expenses and losses.
While you heal, our lawyers will fight for maximum compensation
You are not required to have a lawyer represent your intersection accident claim, but many people in the Texoma region choose to do so anyway. This is because studies show that, on average, people who consult with lawyers collect more in damages than those who do not.
In addition to free case consultations, we represent injured accident victims on contingency. This means there is no retainer or hourly rate. Our fee is a predetermined percentage of the settlement or verdict. We only get paid when we win.
Do not wait to call. A statute of limitations applies to injury claims and wrongful death actions. A member of our team is available to hear from you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You have a lot to gain and nothing to lose by consulting Hoover Rogers Law. Contact us today to schedule your free case consultation.