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Decatur, Illinois Open Intersection Accident Lawyer

Adams County car accident attorney for dangerous highway crossings

Attorneys for Collisions at Dangerous Intersections in Macon County, Peoria County, and Champaign County

Intersections are one of the most common places where car accidents take place. If a driver does not stop as required, they can collide with other cars traveling through the intersection, and the resulting T-bone collisions and similar crashes can be deadly. Rear-end collisions or pedestrian accidents can also occur if drivers do not follow the rules of right-of-way. While accidents can happen at any intersection, they can be more likely at open intersections where there a no signs or traffic signals requiring drivers to stop or yield. After an accident at one of these intersections, it is crucial to work with an attorney who can help victims address the injuries suffered and receive payment from those who were responsible.

The law firm of Kanoski Bresney has been working in the field of personal injury for more than 40 years, and we have represented clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents throughout central Illinois. We understand how the laws apply in these types of cases and how to show who was at fault for a collision. In total, we have helped our clients obtain more than $400 million for their injuries, and we are ready to fight for your rights and make sure you are repaid for the physical and financial harm you have suffered.

What Makes Open Intersections So Dangerous?

When approaching intersections with no signs or signals, drivers may be unsure about who has the right-of-way or when they can proceed through the intersection safely. Whether drivers will be proceeding straight through an intersection or turning left or right into traffic, there are a large number of possible ways that vehicles might collide, including:

  • A driver may misjudge the distance or speed of cross-traffic, leading to a collision when they do not proceed through the intersection quickly enough.
  • A driver may speed up to get through the intersection before a vehicle crosses the road, and this increased speed may make it impossible to avoid striking the crossing vehicle or other vehicles.
  • A driver may not notice that one vehicle is following closely behind another vehicle, and they may collide with the second vehicle when they attempt to drive through the intersection after the first vehicle has passed.
  • A driver may not be able to slow down in time to avoid colliding with a vehicle that is turning right or left at the intersection.
  • Due to limited visibility when driving at night, a driver may not notice other vehicles in an intersection, especially if their headlights or taillights are broken or turned off.
  • A driver may fail to yield to pedestrians who are legally crossing the road.
  • When negotiating an open intersection in a rural area, tall crops or farm equipment may limit a driver's visibility and make it hard to see and avoid cross traffic.

Accidents at open intersections often occur because of distracted driving, and drivers who do not pay close attention to the traffic in an intersection and follow the rules for right-of-way may be liable for injuries in an accident. Drunk driving can be especially dangerous at open intersections, and the unexpected actions that an intoxicated driver may take can lead to deadly collisions. A city, county, or state government may also be liable for injuries that occurred at an open intersection, especially if the intersection was known to be hazardous, and actions were not taken to correct these hazards or provide the proper warnings to protect drivers' safety.

Contact Our Tazewell County Car Accident Lawyers

Accidents at open intersections can often be complex, since they may take place in remote areas where there are few witnesses. The attorneys of Kanoski Bresney can work with you to gather the evidence needed to show who was at fault for a collision, and we will help you receive the financial compensation to help you recover from your injuries. To get respect, response, and results, contact us at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 and arrange a free consultation today. We provide legal help to accident victims in Illinois, including Decatur, Peoria, Schuyler County, McLean County, Pekin, Sangamon County, Tazewell County, Bloomington, Peoria County, Macon County, Quincy, McDonough County, Champaign, Rushville, Adams County, Champaign County, and Springfield.

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