Intersections are one of the most dangerous areas on the road for drivers and pedestrians alike. Improper turns at an intersection can lead to serious accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. As a driver, it is important to understand your liability for an improper turn at an intersection.
Liability for an improper turn at an intersection will depend on a number of factors, including the specific circumstances of the accident and the applicable traffic laws in your jurisdiction. Generally speaking, a driver who makes an improper turn at an intersection will be considered negligent and therefore liable for any damages that result from the accident.
An improper turn at an intersection can take many forms. Some common examples include failing to signal before turning, turning from the wrong lane, turning without yielding to pedestrians or other vehicles, and turning at an unsafe speed. Regardless of the specific type of improper turn involved, the consequences can be severe.
If you are involved in an accident caused by an improper turn at an intersection, there are several steps you should take to protect yourself and your legal rights. First, seek medical attention for any injuries you have sustained, and cooperate with law enforcement officers who respond to the scene of the accident.
Second, be sure to gather information about the crash and any witnesses. Obtain contact information from any witnesses who saw the accident occur, as their testimony may be valuable in establishing liability. Document where the crash happened, the time of day, weather, intersection, car directions and other information about the scene and vehicles involved.
Third, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you navigate the legal process, gather evidence to support your claim, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. In some cases, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit to recover the full extent of your damages.
At Dixon Law Office, our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping accident victims recover the compensation they deserve. If you have been injured in an accident caused by an improper turn at an intersection, contact us today for a free consultation. We will work tirelessly to ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries and other losses. When everything goes wrong, we make it right.