Accidents caused by improper turns can be among the most severe on the road, due to the high difference in speed of vehicles. If you were hurt by an improperly turning driver, Loncar Lyon Jenkins may be able to help you recover financially through the legal process while you heal. Contact us today for a free consultation at 800-777-7777.
Texas Transportation Code § 545.101 mandates that drivers make safe, common-sense turns at intersections. It is a legal requirement that drivers turn right from the right-hand lane and left from the left-hand lane. Drivers must make sensible turns and not turn too late. Violations of § 545.101 law may look like:
- Someone running a red light.
- A left turn from the right-hand lane across a lane of traffic.
- A U-turn where it is prohibited.
- Someone disobeying a traffic control officer.
- A driver running a stop sign.
Any of these violations create a roadway situation that can, and does, result in injury, damage to property, or loss of life. Loncar Lyon Jenkins helps families and individuals who were hurt by dangerous drivers making illegal turns. We may be able to assign a Dallas accident caused by improper turns lawyer to your case. If so, you can expect us to fight for your rights to the completion of your case while you focus on recovering your health and lifestyle. Call our office today for a free consultation
Possible Compensation for Victims of Accidents Caused by an Improper Turn
Not a day went by in 2018 without a tragic roadway fatality in the Lone Star State, per the Texas Department of Transportation. There is not always an at-fault driver in cases of traffic fatalities. But when an at-fault driver is brought to trial, they can be held legally liable for the financial damages which may include:
- End of life services
- Coroner invoices
- Transportation costs
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
Our hearts go out to families who have lost a loved one to these roadway collisions. We hope to help and will be glad to inform you of your rights and how we have helped similar clients.
For survivors of these serious intersection collisions, injuries range as widely as you can imagine. Only a trained, licensed medical professional can provide a legally acceptable diagnosis for injuries. If your injuries are proven in court and a defendant is found liable, you might be able to recover damages for costs such as:
- Medical bills
- Prescription costs
- Mental health therapy
- Physical therapy
- Lost historically expected income
- Mechanic bills for a damaged vehicle
- Fair market value of a totaled vehicle
- Pain and suffering
A member of our team can help explain what these total amounts might look like in your case.
For a free legal consultation with a improper turns lawyer serving Dallas, call 800-777-7777
How an Attorney Can Help After Improper Turning Caused an Accident
Repairing your health after an accident is the top priority. The law requires claimants or victims to do their best to limit further damage and ensuing harm. A Dallas accident caused by improper turns lawyer from our team can explain your legal options, rights, and potential strategies forward.
We also recommend keeping a detailed, thorough, and secure journal of your account and experiences relating to the accident. This helps preserve the accuracy of your testimony while boosting your mental health and recovery.
There are other ways our lawyer will be able to help you if we are able to take on your case, including:
- Photographing and preserving frail field evidence
- Ensuring your police report is filed and accurate
- Curating witness testimony
- Verifying your full health records’ accuracy
- Helping you manage your health, specialist, and therapist appointments
- Filling relevant paperwork with insurance companies
- Filing a lawsuit if necessary
- Case strategy development and execution
We are prepared to take a case to jury trial if necessary, but do not typically do so. Most cases settle outside of court for a sum both sides mutually agree on.
Roadway Liability in Texas
Roadway liability is slightly more complex in Texas than for most states, and a member of our team can help you with this complexity.
Drivers can share fault for an injury. However, drivers cannot collect any damages if they are more than 50% at-fault for a collision.
If one driver were clearly at fault for driving erratically or making an improper turn and hit you, there are still ways that your settlement could decrease if you are found to be at fault in any way. This may occur for reasons such as:
- Your phone records indicate texting while driving before the collision.
- You were speeding while the accident occurred.
- You were also making an improper turn.
- Another driver lies or tells a dishonest story.
- You had defective vehicle lights.
- You forgot to flip on headlights during designated hours.
Due to one of the above reasons, or similar, many drivers do not receive the full sum of their potential damages. A Dallas accident caused by improper turns lawyer from our team may be able to help you avoid losing part of your settlement amount due to one of these above legal risks. Our team is experienced with Texas law and knows which local statutes to cite to make an argument in your favor.
Material items like this can affect how much money you receive for your settlement. If we take on your case, a lawyer from our team will fight to help you recover the amount you deserve.
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Contact Our Office Today as Texas Law Limits Your Time to Act
Texas law caps injury liability at two years. Per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, individuals have only twenty-four months in which to file a personal injury claim. After that amount of time has elapsed, courts will not hear a case for injury.
A member of our team can explain what other factors limit your window of opportunity to pursue the full legal potential of your claim.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today to get started at 800-777-7777.