Although the majority of intersection accidents occur because of drivers failing to yield or driving aggressively, not all intersection collisions happen as a result of a negligent or aggressive driver. Sometimes, intersection accidents in Florida and across the U.S. are caused from poor road design and malfunctioning signal lights.
Other Causes of Florida Intersection Accidents include:
- Poor road design or defects in the design of the roadway
- Defects in the construction of the road
- Lack of stop sign or signal light
- Malfunctioning or defective signal lights
- Broken traffic lights
- Faded traffic signs
- Damaged traffic signs
- And more
If traffic signals are not timed properly or if they have malfunctioned, the intersection accident may be the fault of the county, engineer or planner. Also, if a road is not designed properly, a driver may not have a proper line of sight to see upcoming stop signs or other road signs. If there are damaged or faded traffic signs or poorly placed yield signs and stop signs, then the accident should be properly investigated.
An experienced South Florida intersection accident attorney can help you determine if there was something at the intersection, other than driver error, that could have contributed to the crash. You may not be able to rely on law enforcement officials or insurance companies to perform an accurate investigation that would reveal a signal light or roadway defect.
Turn to a skilled South Florida accident lawyer who can help get a qualified accident reconstruction expert to investigate the cause of your crash, so that you can hold the proper parties liable for your damages. Call the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a free legal consultation today at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].