Homestead Unsafe Lane Changing Accidents
Motorists make dozens of lane changes throughout the course of an average day of driving. While most of these are completed safely and without incident, unsafe lane changes can and do lead to catastrophic car accidents in Homestead and other communities. When motorists failed to signal lane changes or failed to check whether a lane is clear before making a lane change, they can be held liable if their recklessness leads to an accident and injuries.
If you have been injured by someone making an unsafe lane change, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation. Whether the at-fault driver failed to signal their lane change, made a lane change in an area where it was not permitted, or didn't check to see whether you were in the lane before changing lanes, you may have a legal claim.What is a Safe Lane Change?
Drivers who are making a lane change are expected to:
- Pass only where it is safe to do so and where lane changes are permitted
- Check to see that the lane is clear – including checking blind spots
- Signal their intent to make a lane change
- Move into the lane at a safe pace
- Complete the lane change safely
When drivers fail to take these basic precautions, serious injuries can result. Unfortunately, unsafe lane changes occur every day. Some drivers are simply too impatient when following another vehicle and speed around a car in an area where lane changes are not permitted. In other cases, drivers are distracted and fail to check their blind spots or fail to check whether there is traffic in the lane that they are entering. Some motorists are far too casual with changing lanes and simply drift from lane to lane without signaling or checking for traffic.The Costs of Car Accidents may be Higher Than You Think
If you have been injured in this type of accident, you could have significant expenses. You may have to pay for emergency medical care, car repairs, and transportation costs as you recover. You may have to lose time at work if you sustain a head injury, fractures, or other serious injuries. If your injuries were caused by no fault of your own, you deserve compensation for your injuries. Speak with a personal injury attorney in Homestead to find out what can be done in your situation. Even if you have car insurance and health insurance, getting legal advice is important to ensure that you get fair compensation so that you can pay for quality medical care.
If you would like to know whether you have a case, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free case evaluation. There is no obligation and no risk associated with your free appointment, so call today. Flaxman Law Group is willing to works on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay for legal costs until and unless the Flaxman Law Group wins an out-of-court settlement or wins your case in court. If your case is lost or abandoned, you will owe Flaxman Law Group nothing, so you don't have to worry about legal fees as you pursue justice in your case.