Many car accidents take place in intersections as a result of a driver failing to yield right of way or failing to stop at a stoplight or stop sign. Even though fault may seem clear, you should be extremely careful of what you say to the insurance company of the at-fault driver. A seemingly innocent statement can result in the insurance company assigning a percentage of the blame on you.
According to the City of Tampa, the 10 most dangerous intersections in the Tampa Bay area include:
- 7701 COURTNEY CAMPBELL CW WW
- 30TH ST N / FOWLER AV E 13
- DALE MABRY HW S / KENNEDY BL W
- ADAMO DR / 50TH ST N
- FOWLER AV E / 50TH ST N
- MEMORIAL HW / I275
- BRUCE B DOWNS BL / I75
- DALE MABRY HW N / TAMPA BAY BL W
- DR KING BL E / I275
- FLORIDA AV N / WATERS AV W
Protecting Yourself After a Car Accident
Even though the other driver may accept responsibility for the accident, his or her story can change later when you seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. It’s important to gather and preserve evidence such as skid marks, vehicle damage and witness statements immediately following the accident. Otherwise, this evidence can be lost.
Insurance companies are experienced in getting people to say things that will damage their claim. For example, the insurance adjuster may ask you if you looked both ways before crossing the intersection. If you say you didn’t look both ways because you had the right of way, you could still be assigned a percentage of fault because you failed to look. To protect your right to full compensation, you should let your car accident attorney talk to the insurance company for you.
Car Accident Victim?
Call Attorney Mike Hancock with Hancock Injury Attorneys today for your free case evaluation at 813-915-1110. Our phones are answered 24/7/365. You can also reach us by e-mail.