Changing lanes while driving is a common maneuver most drivers don’t consider. When drivers get careless, however, accidents can happen. If you are an accident victim, a Texas improper lane change car accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins is ready to help.
Making safe lane changes is simple. You check your mirrors, blind spots, and signal before switching to a new lane. Simple and easy — until something goes wrong. When drivers are in a rush, careless, or lazy, lane change accidents can ruin your day. If you want to hold the driver in your accident accountable for your damages, the car accident team at our personal injury law firm can help with a free consultation.
Understanding Improper Lane Change Car Accidents
The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that 18 percent of fatal vehicle crashes involving collisions at an angle (such as during a lane change) occurred in 2020. Sideswipe accidents accounted for another 2.7 percent of fatalities. Both accident types commonly occur during improper lane change car accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) cites various causes for lane change accidents, including:
- Failure to check mirrors
- Failure to check blind spots
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield right-of-way during merging operations
- Aggressive driving
We all get in a hurry occasionally, but seeking counsel with a personal injury lawyer might be beneficial when someone is in a hurry and causes you injury.
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Compensation You Might Receive After an Improper Lane Change Car Accident
When an accident occurs, the bills don’t bother waiting until you feel up to returning to work. They can pile up fast and can become overwhelming. You deserve compensation if someone else’s negligence injured you. Our car accident team can fight for recoverable damages, such as:
- Ambulance and medical transportation cost
- Emergency treatment
- Surgical procedures and follow-up
- Doctor’s appointments for follow-up care
- Medications and medical equipment
- Home nursing care
- Home modifications
- Property damage for repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Lost income, commissions, bonuses, and other earnings
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Partial or complete disability
Meeting with our team will offer a more comprehensive listing of the areas where we will fight for your compensation. Our improper lane change car accident team will evaluate all the details of your case. We will determine every area where you should receive compensation and work to achieve an equitable financial settlement or civil court award for you.
How Our Texas Improper Lane Change Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You
Whether we settle your claim outside of court or see your lawsuit at the trial stage, our car accident team will stand by your side. We handle all the details. It would be best if you had the time to rest and recuperate from your injuries following an accident. The tasks our team will handle for you include the following:
- Comprehensive accident investigation
- Witness interviews
- Collecting evidence, including photos and video, where available
- Organize and analyze your medical information
- Speak with experts within their field for supporting evidence
- Negotiate with insurance companies
- Represent you in all meetings and court appearances
Our personal injury team will regularly communicate with you and advise you on your case’s status. We can offer advice, recommendations, and moral support during this trying time. Our job is the details. Your job is to recover from your injuries.
Our Contingency Fee Payment Arrangement Means No Risk for You
Our personal injury team works on a contingency fee basis, starting with our offer to review your case for free. This makes the services of an attorney affordable and practical for accident victims. You have zero risk and no expectation of paying any upfront fees.
We will collect reimbursement for our expenses and fees when you have an agreeable settlement or a favorable outcome in civil court.
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Conducting the Investigation and Determining Liability
When we work on your case, our team investigates your accident to determine the facts about what happened. Using the documentation we collect and applying the traffic laws in Texas, we will determine who was at fault for your injuries.
Our team will use the evidence we collect to support your claim and will represent you in court if necessary. Using the evidence and the four elements of negligence, our team will fight to get you compensation. Some of the things we might discover include:
- That the other driver was exhibiting road rage or driving aggressively
- That the at-fault driver cut you off during an improper lane change
- Failure of the driver to use a turn signal
If the at-fault driver in your accident ignored traffic laws, we can use that to support your claim or lawsuit.
Understanding Texas Laws Regarding Lane Changing
Traffic laws across the United States are relatively similar, although some states have specific rules not applicable elsewhere. The Texas Driver’s Handbook published by the Texas Department of Public Safety outlines the following for lane changes:
- Do not cross a double white line for lane changes or turns.
- Only switch lanes when it is safe.
- Signal your lane change.
- Use a signal for at least 100 feet when turning or stopping.
- Look behind and beside you before lane changes.
When merging into an existing traffic flow, they offer the following:
- Yield the right-of-way to cars already in the traffic flow.
- Enter using the acceleration lane.
- Stay to the right and signal before moving left into traffic.
- Merge with traffic at the same speed as the current traffic flow dictates.
If your accident involves a driver who failed to perform one or more of the above road rules, you may have a stronger compensation case. Discussing the matter with a personal injury attorney can help you understand traffic regulations and how they might apply to your claim.
We Keep Your Texas Car Accident Case on Track to Meet Key Legal Deadlines
When you partner with our improper lane change car accident lawyer, we manage your case from start to finish. The Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 specifies that the time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit is only two years. Our team tracks the dates for you and will ensure that your case stays on track and that we meet all deadlines.
We understand how fast two years can pass when you have other things on your mind. We will only allow that time to escape if we compile the evidence and documentation to present your case.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins Uses a Strong Arm to Fight for You
Loncar Lyon Jenkins approaches all cases with a Strong Arm. A Texas improper lane change car accident lawyer from our firm will treat you with compassion and respect as we fight for your compensation. Call us today to get started with a risk-free consultation.