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Common Causes

Intersections have proven to be one of the most dangerous places for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians alike. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that as many as 40 percent of all car accidents take place in intersections. Although traffic signals and regulations have been instrumental in reducing the number of these types of accidents, intersection collisions are still far too common. This is especially true in Las Vegas, where some of the largest intersections in the state are located. Fortunately, those who are injured in these types of collisions may have legal recourse, so if you were involved in an intersection-related collision, you should speak with an experienced Las Vegas car accident lawyer about your own case as soon as possible.

At Naqvi Injury Law, we are proud to represent accident victims in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. We have a perfect record in the courtroom, and we have been awarded the title of Best of Las Vegas in the personal injury attorney category. Our dedication to serving Las Vegas victims can also be seen through our 10.0 rating on AVVO, as well as our choice to construct an actual courtroom in our building to fine-tune our litigation skills in order to serve our clients. Contact us today to get the results you deserve.

Like all car accidents, intersection collisions can have a number of different causes. However, these types of accidents are unique, in that they almost always involve the negligence of at least one driver. Some of the most common causes of intersection accidents include:

  • Traveling at unsafe speeds, which includes briefly speeding up to beat a red light;
  • Falling asleep at the wheel;
  • Driving while intoxicated, which can severely inhibit a person’s decision-making ability, reduce reaction times, and impair motor functioning;
  • Distracted driving, which can include using cell phones, adjusting in-vehicle technologies, or not paying attention to the road;
  • Vehicle defects, such as defective brakes or faulty tires, which can keep a motorist from being able to stop in time to avoid a collision with another driver, cyclist, or pedestrian; and
  • Poor intersection design, which limits a motorist’s visibility or results in poorly designated lane markers.

Almost all of these factors can cause a driver to violate the state’s traffic laws, which require all drivers to stop at red lights. Motorists are only permitted to turn right on a red light after they come to a full stop unless traffic signs indicate otherwise. Even in these cases, drivers must yield to pedestrians and all other moving traffic before making a turn. Failing to do so can have devastating consequences, especially for pedestrians and cyclists who are relatively unprotected from impact.

Side-Impact Accidents

Side-impact crashes (t-bone accidents) are some of the most deadly accidents that regularly occur in intersections. In most situations, these types of accidents are the result of distracted driving or driving under the influence. For this reason, the collisions tend to occur at extremely high speeds, resulting in devastating injuries. These accidents are usually particularly severe because the sides of a vehicle do not offer as much protection to drivers and pedestrians as the front and rear parts of a vehicle. As a result, a car’s occupants are much more likely to suffer from the following injuries:

  • Fractured ribs and pelvis;
  • Hearing loss;
  • Broken femurs;
  • Sternum and diaphragm injuries; and
  • Dislocated or broken shoulders.

If you were recently t-boned in an intersection, please do not hesitate to call a member of the top ranked Naqvi Injury Law legal team, so we can begin working on your case.


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Rear-End Collisions

Aside from t-bone accidents, rear-end collisions are perhaps the most common kind of intersection-related car crash. Like most intersection accidents, these types of collisions are often caused by a driver’s distraction or inattention. Although rear-end accidents do not tend to occur at as high a rate of speed as side-impact crashes, they can still lead to painful injuries, including: dislocated and broken knees, head trauma, and severe whiplash. In many cases, these injuries are compounded by additional impacts from other vehicles.

Pedestrian Accidents

Although accidents between vehicles commonly occur at intersections, they are by no means the only kinds of accidents that take place there. For instance, pedestrians and cyclists using crosswalks are also at risk of sustaining serious injuries, especially if a driver is distracted. Because they do not have the protections offered by seat belts, air bags, and thousands of pounds of steel between them and the road, collisions between pedestrians and motorists tend to result in particularly devastating injuries. Many injured pedestrians and cyclists suffer from broken bones, organ damage, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and severe road rash, all of which can be not only painful to endure, but expensive to treat.

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Our law firm’s founding attorney — Farhan Naqvi has handled hundreds of complicated auto accident cases, including:

  • Car accidents
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He started his career as an insurance defense attorney many years ago and later joined one of the largest personal injury law firms in Nevada where he often litigated more than 200 cases simultaneously. His strong experience with insurance companies & accident law is the foundation of our boutique law firm. We devote ample resources & time to obtaining maximum compensation for accident victims.

Motorcycle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most motorcycle accidents that occur on urban roadways take place at intersections and involve either:

  • A motorist, who does not see a motorcyclist approaching through the intersection, attempting to make a left hand; or
  • A motorist sideswiping a motorcyclist when both parties are attempting to make a left hand turn.

In almost all situations, intersection collisions between motorists and motorcycle riders occur because one of the parties failed to yield correctly or the driver failed to check his or her blind spot. Furthermore, because intersections are so highly traveled, they are more likely to suffer from road defects, such as potholes, loose asphalt, and standing water. While these types of problems are an annoyance for motorists, they can prove deadly for motorcyclists.

Proving that another driver’s negligence caused your accident can be difficult, so if you were involved in a car accident, it is critical to ensure that your case is in competent hands. Please call us today to learn more about your legal options.

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Naqvi Injury Law is proud to receive a designation on Vegas Inc. Top Lawyers list. To learn more about our level of success as well as the services that we offer, please call us today at (702) 803-3387 and we’ll help you schedule a free case evaluation with a skilled and compassionate Las Vegas car accident attorney. A member of our legal team will be happy to address your questions and concerns 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And remember, we don’t charge any fees until you have won!

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