Intersections involve a lot of moving parts, especially if they are located
on busy multi-lane roads. From vehicles traveling in multiple directions,
to multiple signals, turn lanes, and crosswalks used by pedestrians or
bicyclists, risks of collisions increase significantly in intersections
as compared to straight roadways. In Missouri and Kansas City, it’s
no different. In fact, a recent study that analyzed crash statistics across
Missouri found that Kansas City has approximately 1/3 of the most dangerous
interests in the entire Show-Me State.
According to the study profiled in
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City sees hundreds of intersection car accidents each year. Here
are some details researchers found:
- 4 of the top 10 most hazardous intersections are in KC.
- The intersection of I-70 and Blue Ridge Cutoff was ranked the 2nd most
dangerous intersection in Missouri (based off data from 2015).
- Kansas City has 45 of the 200 most hazardous intersections (tied with St.
Louis despite being a smaller city).
While officials from Missouri’s Transportation Department say the
study lacked in providing a full picture and in calculating all factors
behind intersection accidents, including population density, they did
publicly state that it serves as reminder to all motorists how dangerous
intersections can be. They also reported that the state is continually
making efforts to make intersections safer, especially on high capacity,
If you or someone you love has had the unfortunate experience of being
involved in an intersection wreck, you understand the risks they pose.
If you or a loved one were injured, it’s also important to understand
your legal rights. Under the state’s civil laws, victims who are
harmed by negligence of others
have the right to recover compensation for their damages from the at-fault party.
At Montee Law Firm, this is precisely what our Kansas City personal injury
attorneys help clients after they have been hurt in preventable intersection
accidents, including those that may involve:
- Pedestrians struck by negligent motorists
- Bicycle accidents, including when drivers fail to yield when turning
- Intersection accidents involving a driver who ran a red light
- Negligent drivers who make turns without ensuring the coast is clear
Drunk, drugged, and
If you believe negligence was the root of your accident, you might have
legal basis to file a personal injury claim. Intersection accidents can
be difficult when it comes to proving fault and liability – especially
when defendants and insurance companies dispute claims and the facts of
what happened during the incident. This is why it’s important to
collect all details, and to speak with experienced lawyers who can help
investigate the crash by using accident reconstruction, speaking with
witnesses, analyzing surveillance videos from nearby businesses, and engaging
in other methods of gathering evidence to support your claim – all
while you focus on your recovery and the medical treatment you need.
Over the years, our legal team has been widely recognized for delivering
the diligent work ethic and compassionate care clients need during troubling
times. With over a century of combined experience, our attorneys have
handled a wide range of
car accident and intersection accident cases, and we have recovered millions of dollars
in compensation for victims. Our team understands this is can be a difficult
time, which is why we cater to your needs with flexible availability and
offer visits to your home or local hospitals if necessary.
If you would like to speak to a member of our firm during a free case review,
we invite you to
contact us today. We can help you learn more about whether you may have a valid claim
and how we can assist in pursuing the recovery you rightfully deserve.