Skip to Content Top
Intersection Accidents

Modesto Intersection Accident Attorney

Fighting for Fair & Just Compensation for Californians

Intersections are one of the most dangerous areas for traffic accidents. Even small intersections involve several traffic activities potentially occurring simultaneously, such as making a left or right turn, crossing, stopping, yielding to pedestrians or other cars, and so on. It’s no wonder nearly half of all car accidents in the U.S. occur at intersections.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an intersection accident in Northern California, you may be eligible to receive compensation to cover your accident-related expenses.

Our Modesto car accident attorney at Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis will fight for you to ensure you receive the settlement you deserve, even if it means going to court. We won’t quit until you are set up to make the best possible recovery from your injuries and other losses.

Call (209) 528-0404 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free case evaluation. 

Intersection Accident Statistics

In 2008, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) used data collected from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and National Automotive Sampling System General Estimates System (NASS-GES) to determine that about 40% of motor vehicle accidents across the United States that year were intersection-related crashes.

That year was in no way an anomaly—it is estimated that nearly half of all traffic accidents every year in the U.S. are intersection related, making these accidents the second leading cause of car crashes after rear-end accidents. This totals to about 2.5 million intersection accidents per year.

Leading Causes of Intersection Accidents

Intersections involve so many moving parts that it takes careful attention to pass through them safely. Unfortunately, even the most defensive drivers can be crashed into by other irresponsible and reckless motorists.

Some of the most common mistakes motorists make at intersections include:

  • Misjudging a lull in traffic or another car’s speed while turning, especially to the left
  • Misjudging another driver’s action while turning right at a stop sign
  • Not paying attention while crossing over intersections
  • Performing illegal maneuvers, whether accidentally or on purpose
  • Turning where oncoming traffic is blocked by an obstruction

Intersection accidents are also often caused by negligent driving behaviors such as:

Continue Reading Read Less
  • “Very knowledgeable in his craft.”
    I came to the Law Office of Dean Petrulakis after being referred from a friend. I was previously working with another firm who had done very little to help me, let alone communicate with me. Mr. Petrulakis took time to speak with me over the phone and after consideration of the difficulties related to my case, he agreed to take my case. I was very impressed and appreciative of the genuine concern and compassion he relayed. He is very knowledgeable in his craft, and equally kind and personable. He and his assistant Jennifer were amazing communicators who kept me well informed without delay. My case was handled quickly, professionally, and exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis to everyone/anyone who has been injured and needs representation.
    - K's A.
  • “HIGHLY recommend him for any injury needs”
    “Dean has definitely helped us with a case on our hit and run. My husband and I are so thankful for his fast action and professionalism. Great staff. HIGHLY recommend him for any injury needs. Thank you Dean!”
    - Former Client
  • “The best in our area by far!”
    “Thank you helping us when we needed you. The best in our area by far!”
    - Former Client
  • “Dean Petrulakis and his firm were invaluable in helping me through a difficult time.”
    “Dean walked me through the process and made it easy.”
    - Former Client
  • “Dean knows how to win your case and be there for you.”
    “Dean is very personable, accessible and dedicated.”
    - Former Client
  • “Dean is an outstanding attorney to have at your side.”
    “Dean explained the entire process to me and what to expect during my case.”
    - Former Client
  • “Dean took care of my situation to the best of his ability.”
    “When I hired the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis, I received more than what I imagined.”
    - Former Client
  • “Dean is amazing and very professional!”
    “Dean will do everything in his power to get the results you want.”
    - Former Client

Contact Our Firm

We Will Stand Up For Your Rights
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy