Being involved in an intersection crash in Tampa, FL, is a terrifying experience. One minute you are having a normal drive; the next, everything changes. The physical and emotional injuries can stay with you for years.
Catania & Catania, P.A. has been helping clients in the Tampa area get back on their feet after intersection crashes for nearly 30 years. We’ve recovered hundreds of millions for our injured clients.
If you have been involved in an intersection crash, you need a compassionate and experienced legal team on your side. Catania & Catania, P.A. is a family firm, and we treat crash victims as part of our family.
Contact our car accident lawyers near you in Tampa at (813) 222-8545 for a free, no-pressure consultation about your case.
How Catania & Catania, P.A. Can Help After an Intersection Crash?
Intersection crashes are some of the most frequent and most serious accidents in Tampa, Florida. Unfortunately, auto insurers may make your life even difficult after your car accident. They may try to minimize your injuries or even blame you for the wreck. Not with our Tampa car accident attorneys on your side.
At Catania & Catania, P.A., our attorneys have decades of experience helping individuals and families recover the money they deserve after a motor vehicle accident. In fact, we have won over $500 million for our client’s injuries. We take intersection crashes in Tampa seriously. We live here; we want to protect our neighbors from negligent and reckless drivers.
You can count on our firm to:
- Offer award-winning legal services at every stage of your case
- Investigate the cause of your accident and identify liable parties
- Calculate the full value of your damages
- Work with experts to strengthen your case
- Negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement
- Take your case to trial to hold the negligent parties accountable
Don’t risk your future by going it alone. Contact us right away to have our Tampa car accident lawyers look out for your best interests.
How Common Are Intersection Crashes in the Tampa Area?
According to the Federal Highway Administration, 50% of fatal crashes and injury crashes occur near intersections. On average, 24 people are killed each day at intersections, and 8,700 are killed each year.
Insurance companies consider Florida to be “the epicenter of intersection deaths.” Intersection drivers don’t just affect drivers in Florida; they also involve pedestrians and bicyclists.
What is My Intersection Crash Case Worth?
Under Florida law, injured parties are entitled to economic damages and non-economic damages after an injury accident. Economic damages can include past and future medical costs and lost wages. Non-economic damages can include money for emotional harm, physical impairment, and pain and suffering.
Sadly, intersection crashes in the Tampa area often lead to death of a loved one. In wrongful death cases, damages for the estate/survivors may include loss of support and wages, mental anguish, loss of companionship, and lost future earnings.
Can I Recover Compensation if I’m Being Blamed for a Crash?
Intersection accidents occur frequently and often have more than one cause. One driver may have been speeding, while another may have failed to yield the right of way. Distracted driving is a frequent source of intersection and rear end collisions, as is running red lights.
Florida uses pure comparative fault to deal with accidents that have multiple at-fault parties. This rule allows you to recover damages even if you were partially at fault. However, the rule will reduce your damages to account for your percentage of blame.
Pay attention if insurance companies are blaming you for an accident. They will try to shift blame to you to reduce their own liability. Catania & Catania, P.A. won’t let them get away with it. Contact us today if you are being blamed for your accident.
How Do I Prove Negligence After an Intersection Crash in Tampa?
Our experienced attorneys will analyze your case and determine the best cause of action to bring.
The most common cause of action in intersection crashes is negligence. Intersection crashes typically mean a driver failed to drive carefully and caused a wreck. A driver may have ran a red light, failed to stop at a stop sign, or failed to yield the right of way.
The four elements of negligence are:
- Duty: The other driver owe you a duty of reasonable care
- Breach: the other driver breached their duty
- Causation: this caused the intersection crash
- Damages: you suffered an injury
Sometimes, an intersection crash might be caused by poor road/intersection design or due to defective traffic signals. In these cases, you might be able to hold a government entity responsible for your damages.
We will use various evidence to show the at-fault party was responsible for your injuries, including:
- Dash cam or traffic cam footage
- Police citations
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert testimony
- Cell phone records
- And more
Catania & Catania, P.A. can help you pursue the right legal theory and get back on your feet.
How Long Do I Have to Sue After an Intersection Crash?
These time limits (also called statutes of limitation) are strictly enforced by courts. The legislature passed these laws to ensure claims are brought to court before evidence and witnesses disappear.
Contact Our Tampa Intersection Crashes Lawyers Today
You don’t have to feel alone in the aftermath of an intersection crash. Catania & Catania, P.A. has been helping car accident victims recover for their injuries for nearly 30 years.
Our Tampa intersection crashes lawyers are standing by for your free consultation. Don’t hesitate to contact us for help or to learn more about an attorney client relationship.