Accidents Due To Left Turn Dangers
Making turns while driving is part of the process. After all, it is rare you can get somewhere by simply driving in a straight line. That said, it is essential that drivers keep intersection crash risks in mind when traveling in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa. Many Florida thoroughfares contain two lanes of traffic, so being observant while preparing for and performing a turn can help to reduce traffic collisions.
Why Are Left Turns Risky?
There are particular accident risks associated with left turns. If you were injured because of another driver’s reckless or illegal behavior, talk to a car accident lawyer about financial compensation. There are many reasons all turns, and left turns specifically, are dangerous.
- If a driver misjudges the speed of other drivers they can move into an intersection at the wrong time.
- Failing to signal could result in other drivers not being prepared for your turn.
- When a vehicle operator is driving on familiar roads, they may become overconfident and not abide by traffic signs and signals.
- Blocked sightlines or drivers not taking the time to fully assess the possibility of something blocking their view can result in a driver turning at a dangerous time.
Is the Turning Driver Always Held Responsible?
Of course, there are many traffic accidents that are a result of more than one contributing factor. This is why when the weather is bad, for example, vehicle operators need to slow down and drive with extra care. Making a blind turn in the middle of a downpour can be confusing to all of the drivers on the road, leading to car wrecks and injuries.
When a combination of factors led to the collision, there may be an array of documents to sift through, including witness account statements, law enforcement reports, photos, and doctor assessments. A skilled attorney can review these documents for you. While a driver turning left could be the one who was negligent, there are others who could be held responsible for the accident as well.
For example, if you were in the correct lane to perform a left turn, and had a green arrow illuminate on a traffic signal, you would be performing a turn legally. Another car may be operated by a reckless driver who strikes you even though you were carefully performing a legal turn. Have your situation addressed by a Florida personal injury lawyer. What was true for a friend of yours or one of your family members following a Tampa collision may not be true for you, each case needs to be reviewed individually.
Are you recovering after a left turn accident? There are knowledgeable, experienced attorneys who can guide you through the personal injury claim process. Through a free consultation, the skilled attorneys at Roman & Roman can assess the data you have and determine if there is a path to damage recovery. When compensation is available, our team of personal injury lawyers will use their over 100 years of combined experience to fight for the outcome you are seeking. Schedule your no-obligation, free consultation today.
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