Intersections can be dangerous. Typically, we see rear-end collisions and t-bone accidents and accidents involving pedestrians and people on bikes.
Portland, ME (PRWEB) November 27, 2013
A recent report revealing Maine’s most dangerous intersections serves as a reminder to all drivers as well as pedestrians and cyclists to use caution at intersections, rotaries and roundabouts across the state, according to Joe Bornstein, a car accident lawyer in Maine.
While car accident rates are down, some intersections and roadways across the state are more prone to accidents than others, according to data collected by the Bangor Daily News (“Crashes down in Maine, but where are you mostly likely to be in a car accident?” October 4).
“Intersections can be dangerous. Typically, we see rear-end collisions and t-bone accidents and accidents involving pedestrians and people on bikes. Some of these accidents result in serious or even fatal injuries,” said Bornstein, who represents victims of negligence and families who lost loved ones in accidents. “We hope this report, which identifies Maine’s troublesome intersections, will spur action by our state officials to improve safety.”
Bornstein said drivers should always use caution when approaching intersections. “You should always be prepared to take defensive action. Other drivers sometimes run through red lights and stop signs. Be prepared to stop for pedestrians who might be crossing at the intersection,” Bornstein said.
According to the Bangor Daily News, four out of the top ten most dangerous intersections are in the Augusta area, including the intersection of I-95 South and Western Avenue at Exit 109B, which ranked number one, along with Cony Circle, the rotary on the eastern side of the Kennebec River, and Memorial Circle, the rotary on the river’s western side.
On the heels of the release of these accident statistics, the Bangor Daily News said that the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to spend up to $4.1 million dollars in projects designed to improve these intersections and the roads leading up to them, including a $1.4 million renovation centered around the most accident-prone location on the list.
Bornstein said attorneys can help injured victims and families who lost loved ones in car accidents pursue compensation for their losses. He said a personal injury lawyer also can fight for the victim’s rights and hold the negligent individual or company accountable.
About the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein
Since 1974, attorney Joe Bornstein and his experienced legal team have obtained over $200 million in compensation for accident victims in Portland, Bangor, Augusta, and throughout Maine. In addition to helping Maine residents with their car accident claims, Bornstein and his team of over 70 experienced legal professionals handle cases involving medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, defective products, slip and fall accidents, and many other types of personal injuries. The firm also helps Mainers pursuing Social Security disability benefits. Bornstein and his staff have a well-earned reputation as one of Maine’s best-known and successful law firms who have helped nearly 20,000 clients obtain compensation for their losses.
If you were injured or a loved one was injured or killed in a car accident, contact the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein at 1-877-294-6813 for a free case evaluation.
Joe Bornstein’s law offices, which are wheelchair-accessible, are located in Portland, Sanford, Biddeford, Lewiston, Augusta, and Bangor. The main office for the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein is located at 5 Moulton St., Portland, ME 04101. Visit http://www.joebornstein.com/ for more information.