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Auto Accidents Caused by Unsafe Lane Changes By Montlick Injury Attorneys


January 27, 2022

Drivers making erratic lane changes can cause car accidents resulting in property damage, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death.  When drivers change lanes, they have a duty to ensure that the other lane is clear.  Turning on the turn signal is the first step in executing a safe lane change.   Drivers also must double check for traffic by glancing over their shoulder rather than simply relying on mirrors.

There are a few other ways that drivers can reduce the risk of a lane change accident:

  • Move over only one lane at a time rather than skirting across multiple lanes;
  • Change lanes only where it is legal, which typically will be indicated by dashed lane marking;
  • Make sure that you are not cutting off another driver by leaving him or her enough room;
  • Change lanes on straightaways rather than areas where the road is curved;
  • Avoid lane changes while on inclines that limit visibility.
  • Limit lane changes in limited visibility.

Though these are simple rules, many drivers routinely ignore these basic guidelines.  Unsafe lane changes can cause dangerous road departure crashes and rollover accidents.  These types of serious auto collisions often cause traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, fractures or broken bones, internal organ damage, and even wrongful death.

Should I Contact an Accident Attorney?

Settling with the insurance company quickly before obtaining legal advice can result in a recovery far below the amount an injury victim is entitled to under state law.  A study conducted by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) found that hiring a personal injury attorney resulted in a settlement 40% greater than settlements received by unrepresented parties.

Most motor vehicle accident claims are settled out of court, however, some claims require that a complaint be filed in a court of law. The entire process can be complex on your own, but if you select the reputable and experienced car accident lawyers at Montlick Injury Attorneys, your lawyers will worry about the legal process so you can focus on healing. We understand the pain and difficulties associated with accident injuries and we are committed to helping our clients recover maximum compensation from those responsible for these serious injuries. 

Put Our Law Firm's Over 38 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!

If you or a loved one have been injured by another's negligent actions, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries for over years.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour live chat.

Sources:

https://www.montlick.com/montlick-blog/accident-news/8854-studies-indicating-that-hiring-a-lawyer-increases-the-value-of-your-claim

https://www.worldcat.org/title/paying-for-auto-injuries-a-consumer-panel-survey-of-auto-accident-victims/oclc/61296093?referer=di&ht=edition

Category: Auto Accidents

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