Miami Unsafe Lane Changing Accidents
On highways and roads, some maneuvers are simply more dangerous than others. For example, when your car approaches an intersection or when you try to make a lane change, you are taking a larger risk than when you are driving straight down a road that has little traffic. Unfortunately, car accidents caused by incorrect lane changes in Miami and other Florida communities are a common occurrence and can cause serious and even devastating injuries.
Have you been injured in a motor vehicle collision caused by someone making a negligent lane change? You do have legal options, but in many cases you will need legal advice as well as representation from a skilled attorney in order to get the advantage of the law on your side. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have dealt with thousands of lane change accidents, traffic accidents, and other types of collisions. In fact, our attorneys have already recovered more than $100 million on behalf of car accident and personal injury plaintiffs across South Florida. Contact our full-service law firm to find out what legal options may exist in your case.What Causes Unsafe Lane Change Collisions?
Lane change car crashes in Miami and Florida are often caused by:
- Drivers who do not check for surrounding traffic before changing lanes
- Drivers who do not signal correctly when changing lanes
- Drivers who pass incorrectly or dangerously
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Drivers who cut off other motorists when passing
Unfortunately, many unsafe lane change accidents involve fatalities or serious injuries because in many cases speed is a factor. In many cases when people change lanes they speed up in order to pass another vehicle or in order to zip into a lane ahead of another oncoming car or truck. This can cause a severe collision if the driver does not check to make sure that there is no oncoming traffic or other traffic that can crash into them. Because speed is often a factor, lane change accidents can cause:
- Internal injuries
- Disfigurement or scarring
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
Unfortunately, lane change accidents can and often do lead to fatalities. Often, these types of accidents occur on freeways and highways with high speeds and occur because a driver is trying to pass another driver or is trying to get into a lane and speeds up in order to make a lane change. If you have lost a loved one in this type of traffic accident, there's no way to turn back the clock but you may be able to secure compensation in a wrongful death claim in your community in order to pay for final medical expenses, memorial costs, loss of companionship, and other expenses. To find out more, contact a personal injury attorney in your community to review your legal options and your legal rights.
Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm in South Florida. Our attorneys understand that while we cannot turn back the clock, there are many things that can be done from a legal perspective after a collision in order to help you recover fair compensation and help you seek justice in your situation. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have more than six decades of experience and would be pleased to meet with you in a free, no obligation case assessment in order to review your legal options. Contact our law firm today for more information.