Miami Springs Unsafe Lane Changing Accidents
There is simply no excuse for making an unsafe lane change. Drivers are taught how to change lanes correctly. In addition, preventing a dangerous lane change collision is often very simple. It simply consists of ensuring that you have the right to make the lane change legally, checking for oncoming traffic, checking your mirrors and blind spots, signaling, and then making a lane change as taught in driver’s education classes. Unfortunately, thousands of drivers fail to make safe lane changes and cause serious motor vehicle collisions in Miami Springs and across South Florida every year.
If you have been affected by a reckless or dangerous driver who failed to make a safe lane change, contact Flaxman Law Group. If you have been seriously injured or if a loved one has been killed or seriously injured, you may have a legal claim that lets you seek compensation as well as justice for your injuries and property damages. Let the full-service law firm of Flaxman Law Group explain your options and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.Preventing Lane Change Accidents in Miami Springs and Florida
There are many ways that lane change accidents can be prevented:
- Driving only when you are sober, well rested, and alert, reducing the chance of mistakes
- Always signaling when making a lane change, even if there seems to be no one else on the road
- Always checking mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes
- Passing correctly
- Always giving other users of the road enough room when changing lanes or passing
- Never changing lanes near an intersection or other area where visibility may be poor
- Driving defensively, always keeping a few moves ahead in mind
- Keeping an eye out and staying aware of the drivers around you, so that if they make an unexpected maneuver you can react quickly
Even if you do everything right, of course, it is possible that a reckless driver will drive out in front of you and cause a lane change accident. In these cases, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney to ensure that you have your rights and interests protected.Who is Liable for Your Injuries After a Traffic Crash?
In a traffic accident, the at-fault driver should be held liable and accountable for their actions. In these cases, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim or personal injury claim against the driver as well as their insurance company. You can seek financial damages as well as punitive damages in your case, but you will need to prove that the at-fault driver was liable. Since there is only a limited amount of time to prove blood alcohol levels and other situations that may have led to the accident, it is important to act quickly. It is also important to act quickly because there is a statute of limitations in these types of cases. You will need to speak with a personal injury attorney who can investigate the circumstances of your crash and can help build a strong case on your behalf to ensure that those who are responsible for your accident and injuries are held liable.
If you would like to speak to a personal injury attorney today, contact Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 for a free, no obligation case review. You confidential consultation is your chance to ask questions and to get a thorough assessment of your potential claim. You can find out how much your claim may be worth, what resources exist for you, and more.