Baltimore officials announced plans to add new speed and red light cameras to certain intersections, according to The Baltimore Sun. This is Baltimore’s third attempt to operate a speed camera system. The cameras were previously stopped because of accuracy concerns. If the city makes good on their announcement, the number of cameras will double. They will be located in 21 school zones instead of the current 14. If cited, a driver will receive a $40 fine.
Since August of 2017, speed cameras in the city have issued more than 36,000 citations. The goal of the program is to decrease the number of pedestrian and car accidents, including intersection accidents in the city.
What is an Intersection Accident in Baltimore?
An intersection accident is an accident that takes place at an intersection. The cause of an intersection accident may be a driver running a red light, speeding, driving while distracted, or driving into oncoming traffic.
There are Different Types of Intersection Accidents in Baltimore
An intersection accident is a general term for a variety of car accidents that can happen in Baltimore, such as:
- T-bone accident: A T-bone accident is also called a broadside accident or a side impact accident. It occurs when the at-fault driver hits the side of the victim’s motor vehicle. The impact can cause severe and devastating injuries because there is little to no cushion between the driver and/or passenger and the other vehicle.
- Rear-end accident: A rear-end accident happens when the at-fault driver hits the back of another vehicle.
- Head-on accident: A head-on accident occurs when the at-fault driver strikes the front of another motor vehicle. This type of accident can cause particularly devastating injuries.
Damages a Victim Can Seek After an Intersection Accident in Baltimore
Injuries in an intersection accident may vary from minor cuts to major injuries to death. A victim of an intersection accident may seek money in the form of the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage (vehicle replacement or repair)
The amount of damages depends on the victim’s injuries. If the victim dies because of an intersection accident, his or her family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit for damages. The above damages may be obtained in a wrongful death suit along with funeral and burial expenses.
Contact Hassan, Hassan & Tuchman, PA for Legal Representation
A car accident, whether it occurs at an intersection or elsewhere, can lead to severe physical injures and debilitating financial burdens. It is time to start fighting for the monetary damages you deserve. You have the legal right to hire a tough legal team to fight for you. Contact us immediately for help.