Wrapping up our blog series Intersection Car Accidents: 6 Facts to Know, below we will discuss some final yet important facts to know about the incidence of intersection car accidents.
Additional Important Facts about Intersection Car Accidents…
Fact 5 – Red light cameras can increase the incidence of intersection car accidents.
Some of the rationale behind installing red light cameras at intersections is to try to make these areas safer while making drivers more accountable for abiding by fundamental traffic laws (like stopping at red lights). Ironically, however, a number of studies have found that the presence of these cameras can actually have a reverse effect – namely in that they increase the risk and incidence of intersection car accidents.
While there is currently not a consensus among researchers as to how much the incidence of intersection car accidents increase with the installment of red light cameras, different credible reports have estimated this spike to range between 50 and 90 percent.
Some of the specific reasons that red light cameras may be correlated to an increase in intersection car accidents include that these cameras can:
- Distract drivers
- Cause drivers to act differently than they should or would – A clear example of this is with yellow lights; drivers tend to slam on the brakes when they see yellow lights at intersections with red light cameras, rather than proceed through these lights/intersections as drivers behind them may be expecting.
These issues have led some major cities in the U.S. to ban the use of red light cameras at intersections.
Fact 6 – After intersection car accidents, you can trust a Denver car accident lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm to help you get the compensation you deserve.
While all of the facts about intersection car accidents that we’ve discussed thus far are fascinating, the most important fact to remember is that, after intersection car accidents, we will be here for you.
At the Cederberg Law Firm, our Denver car accident attorney is dedicated to helping people injured in traffic accidents get the compensation to which they are entitled. He has the skills, experience and legal knowledge necessary to effectively fight for injured people’s rights and ensure they are able to get the full amount of compensation they deserve.
You Can Trust a Denver Car Accident Lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident – or if you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, contact a Denver car accident lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm. For more than 35 years, our esteemed legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have been seriously injured in car accidents and other types of traffic accidents.
To meet with us at no cost or obligation to you, call us at 303-499-0449 or email us using the form at the side of the screen. In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.