Who Is Responsible for an Accident at
Many accidents occur at intersections in Alaska. These accidents cause injuries that could be
life-altering, even fatal for victims. When an accident occurs at an intersection, the question of
who is at fault often arises.
Many factors contribute to an intersection accident, such as failing to follow traffic signs and
stoplights or following another car too closely.
According to Alaska state law, drivers must exercise ordinary care when approaching or
entering an intersection. If the driver does not follow this duty and fails to yield, the careless
driver may be considered at fault for the accident.
If a driver is found negligent, they are held accountable for injuries or damages found.If you
have suffered injuries or property damages at a junction accident, you may have a claim.
Who Is to Be Held Liable When Accident Occurs at a Junction?
Drivers in Alaska are familiar with the rules and regulations of the road. However, even with
knowledge of the law, accidents occasionally happen at junctions.
According to Alaska State law, drivers are required to yield the right of way to all vehicles,
bicycles, motorcycles etc., already within the intersection, especially when making a turn.
Failure to yield the right of way is considered a traffic infraction and may result in a fine.
Traffic lights are also regulated by Alaska State law. Drivers may go straight or turn right when
the signal light is green. When the traffic light turns yellow, drivers must stop before the
marked limit line. If the intersection has no marked limit line, drivers must stop if they cannot
clear the intersection completely by driving entirely through it.
Drivers must also come to a complete stop at the red light, regardless of whether the other
traffic signals permit their turn or not. Failure to follow these rules, one can be held liable
for the accident.
The Legal Concept of Negligence at a Junction
At a junction, vehicles are expected to cross paths. This is an everyday event on our roads,