Involved In A U-Turn Clearwater Car Crash?
Everyone who drives on a regular basis has seen individuals make reckless U-turns time and again. Unexpectedly moving a vehicle, turning it 180 degrees and then driving in another direction, is one way erratic drivers can create confusion and cause accidents. It can be hard for other drivers to respond safely and quickly when a driver makes a sudden change. Accidents are possible as a result.
If you were injured in an accident because of an illegal U-turn, compensation may be possible. Seek medical attention as soon as possible and then connect with a Florida personal injury lawyer to discuss your compensation options.
Drivers Must Obey Traffic Signs
It is important to note that in the state of Florida U-turns are legal. Of course there are exceptions. U-turns are illegal if there is signage posted that prohibits them. Plus, drivers performing a U-turn must give other drivers the right of way. Essentially, this means if you are making a U-turn you cannot interfere with the flow of traffic.
One issue with U-turns is when drivers are attempting to make them on narrow roads. When a road is narrow, it can be difficult to impossible for a driver to complete a U-turn. Then, there is the possibility of the driver reverting to a three-point turn which blocks all traffic. When a traffic block is not seen by an oncoming driver, collisions are possible. There is also the possibility of a wreck if someone is exiting a parking spot and is unaware of the unusual turn occurring.
Determining Fault for Damage
In U-turn collisions and all other car accidents, there is the possibility of property damage and physical injuries. There can be injuries from loose cargo striking individuals in the car or the force of the accident deploying airbags that injure a person’s face or arms. The range of damage, to property and individuals, is vast.
To understand who was at fault and how damage recovery can be accessed, connect with an experienced attorney. Sometimes, there is more than one party or entity to blame. Fault is not always immediately clear in the immediate aftermath of an accident. Car crash claims and lawsuits can be complex.
There can be high fees and bills as a result of car crashes. When you have an experienced lawyer negotiate with an insurance company, you have a legal professional advocating for your rights. The insurance company is using the law to protect their assets, your attorney can help you protect your financial future. Connect with a Florida personal injury lawyer to boost your chances of a full settlement.
Are you recovering from a Florida car crash because a driver made an illegal U-turn? Talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible to strengthen your case. When another is negligent, you are not responsible for all of the fees connected to an accident. With over 100 years of combined experience, the personal injury lawyers at Roman & Roman will help you to understand your rights. Schedule your free consultation today in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa.