Hialeah Left Turn Collisions
Many intersection accidents and right of way collisions in Hialeah and Florida involve left turns. These types of turns are especially dangerous because they require a motorist to cross other lanes of traffic. In addition, if a large commercial truck is at an intersection, it often needs to swing wide in order to make the turn. If motorists do not give the truck driver adequate room, a squeeze play accident can easily occur.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have recovered damages for thousands of traffic accident and personal injury plaintiffs across South Florida. If you would like to know whether you have a claim or would just like to get legal advice about your situation, contact our law firm for a free, no obligation case review.Steps to Take After a Left Turn Crash in Hialeah or Your Community
If you have been injured in a left turn collision or an intersection accident, there are a few things you will need to do:
1) Get medical attention.
If you have been seriously injured, visit the emergency room. Even if you seem fine, it is a good idea to get a medical evaluation. Very often in left turn collisions, a passenger will strike their head against the dashboard or window during the collision, and this can be life-threatening, even if no symptoms are present. It is always best to be cautious and to ensure that you have not been injured. The best way to do this is to have a qualified health professional check for any signs of concussion or other injuries.
2) Start documenting the evidence.
As soon as possible, you will want to start gathering evidence about your case. At the accident scene, exchange insurance information or other information with the other driver. Get contact information for any witnesses and take photos of the accident scene if you can. At home, keep notes about your symptoms and about any costs that you may incur as a result of your injuries. Keep the receipts of any medication or anything else that you need for your injuries. The more information you have, the easier it is to determine how much you are spending on the injury and how much you need to fight for in order to get fair compensation. Keeping evidence of your symptoms is also important as it can show how much your life changes a result of the accident and can even help your doctor diagnose any conditions you may have developed as a result of the crash.
3) Report the accident.
If you suspect that the other driver was drunk or was otherwise breaking the law, it is important to contact police right away. In addition to consulting with police in some cases, you will always want to report the accident your insurance company.
4) Get the resources you need.
After the accident, it is important to get all the resources you need to protect your rights and to make a full recovery. This can mean meeting with healthcare professionals or support groups in order to help you deal with your injuries. Often, it also means consulting with a personal injury attorney in your community to ensure that you have the legal information you need to protect yourself and your rights.
If you need legal advice or representation, do not hesitate to contact the full service law firm of Flaxman Law Group for a free case assessment.