Rochester's Most Dangerous Intersections
Jed Dietrich, Esq., is Recognized as a Super Lawyer and Elite Lawyer of America. If A Negligent Driver Injured You in A Dangerous Rochester Intersection, You Should Not Have to Pay Your Recovery Out of Pocket—You Deserve the Best Representation.
Traffic accidents are an American epidemic. An estimated 38,000 people lose their lives in motor vehicle crashes every year, with millions more injured. Experts believe that the annual cost of automobile-related injuries and deaths is close to $1 trillion. While car accidents are an everyday occurrence that can happen anywhere and anytime, intersections pose a unique and often underrated danger. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 40% of all motor vehicle collisions involve intersections. Although crashes could occur at any crossroad or interchange, some locations are more accident-prone than others. Rochester, like every city in the United States, has its own danger zones, where automobile crashes occur with unusual frequency.
If you, or a loved one, have been injured in an intersection-related accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to significant compensation through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Since our founding, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has fought for the rights of our clients. Our dedicated team of attorneys and legal professionals is committed to providing the highest level of personal injury service. We have been recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, having secured over $175 million in damages from reckless motorists, powerful insurance companies, and negligent businesses. We could help you, too. Please send us a message online or call us at 585-939-3939 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.Monroe County’s Dangerous Roadways
By most metrics, New York is among the most prosperous states in the country. However, New York’s roadways often fall short of the national standard. The Reason Foundation, for instance, has found that the Empire State has some of the worst roadways in the entire country, despite Albany investing massive amounts of money in infrastructure.
Rochester roadways have their own unfortunate reputation. The Inner Loop has attracted regular criticism, not only for its safety issues but the way it segregates many residential neighborhoods from the city’s urban core. Some activists have gone so far as to suggest that the Inner Loop is among the worst highways in the United States. While the Inner Loop sees regular accidents, automobile crashes occur across the city. Each month in Monroe County, an average of:
- 4 people are killed in traffic accidents;
- 22 people are hospitalized after motor vehicle collisions; and
- 330 people require car crash-related emergency medical treatment.
The total cost of these accidents may exceed $25 million per year. While insurance companies may pay some car crash victims’ bills, many others are left to fend for themselves—even when they were not responsible for the accident that caused their injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. believes that nobody should ever have to pay the price for somebody else’s mistake. If another person’s negligence injured you or caused the death of a loved one, you deserve recompense. Our attorneys could help you secure the damages you need to pay your medical bills and begin putting a tragic accident behind you. Please call us at 585-939-3939 to discuss your potential strategies for a full legal recovery.
DID YOU OR A LOVED ONE GET HURT IN OR AROUND A DANGEROUS INTERSECTION OR STREET IN ROCHESTER?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ., AND HIS TEAM OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS AT 585-939-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
While the Inner Loop is often maligned for its poor design and relative inefficiency, several Rochester intersections witness traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities at proportionately higher rates. They include:
- Lexington Avenue & Mount Read Boulevard: While this intersection is on the outskirts of Rochester, its unusual configuration lends to the highest accident rate in the city.
- Lake Avenue & Driving Park Avenue: The entirety of Lake Avenue along the Genesee River could be considered accident-prone. But, Lake Avenue & Driving Park Avenue meet on the western end of a bridge going across the Genesee River. This intersection is especially dangerous because it is surrounded by commercial parking lots that exit directly into multiple lanes of traffic.
- Lake Avenue & Smith Street: This five-point intersection is adjacent to a bridge similar to the crossroads at Lake Avenue and Driving Park Avenue. However, its proximity to many commercial establishments as well as the Inner Loop means that it regularly hosts high-volume traffic.
Rochester has many other dangerous intersections. While some are closer to the Inner Loops and others are on the outskirts of town, they tend to share certain high-risk characteristics, such as:
- Multiple lanes of traffic;
- Confusing traffic control signals that ought to regulate traffic;
- Proximity to commercial establishments, such as gas stations, offices, and fast-food restaurants; and
- Parking lots or commercial driveways that exit directly onto multi-lane roads with non-uniform traffic flows.
Pedestrians and bicyclists should also exercise increased caution whenever they are on or crossing high-speed, non-residential roads: the commercial portions of Lyell Avenue and West Main Street have some of the highest incidences of pedestrian and cyclist accident injuries in the city.
If you have been hurt in a Rochester automobile accident, pedestrian crash, or bicycle collision, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. could help you claim the damages you need to recover from your injuries. However, negotiating with an insurance company or taking a case to court can be challenging, even if the other motorist was clearly at fault. Your insurance company could discount your injuries or say that your doctor performed medically unnecessary procedures. They could do everything in their power to minimize or deny your claim.
You stand your best chance of obtaining the compensation you need—and the justice you deserve—when you act fast. Our legal team could vigorously investigate the circumstances of your Rochester dangerous intersection accident, collecting the evidence you need to secure a fair settlement. We would handle all your correspondence with the insurance company and aggressively advocate for your rights until your recovery is assured. Please call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at 585-939-3939 to schedule your consultation.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 585-939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!