Got Injured Due to An Illegal Lane Change? What You Must Know
When a driver is attempting to get off the freeway on onto a side road, or when they want to get some gas at the gas station up ahead, they may attempt to do a lane change. This is something that should be done while being considerate of other driver as well as keeping in mind the traffic laws of the state. In fact, they are legally obligated to do so due to duty of care, a legal principle that requires all drivers to use roads in a cautious manner so as to keep other road users safe. Failure to do this, and in the event of negligent behavior, those that get injured due to the negligent actions of a driver who performs an unsafe or illegal lane change have every right to seek compensation and justice through the filing of a lane change accident lawsuit, and we’re here to help with that.
Are you looking for an unsafe lane change accident attorney? Please call our experienced auto accident lawyers NOW at (773) 362-2747 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. What sets McCready Law car accident lawyers apart is the fact that we litigate cases that need the expert eyes of a Judge or jury, especially if the insurance company isn’t presenting an offer that is in line with your injuries. In addition, all cases are handled by a real attorney, and not a paralegal, a common practice in many auto accident law firms. On top of being bilingual (hablamos Espanol), our attorneys also take on cases on contingency fee basis, which means YOU PAY NOTHING for the duration of your case, as our fees are contingent on us winning your case on your behalf, and they are levied at the very end of the case, and upon its successful resolution. Regardless of where you are in the country, if you believe that an unsafe or illegal lane change by another driver is what caused your accident, please call us at (773) 362-2747 to learn more about your legal options – the call is 100% FREE!
Here are some instances of unsafe lane changes:
- Changing lanes without turning on one’s indicator
- Failure to check if there’s sufficient distance between cars before making a lane change
- Straddling two lanes prior to making the lane change
- Changing lanes during unsafe weather conditions where visibility is poor
- Cutting into a lane where the traffic clearly is moving left
- Changing lanes followed shortly by slamming brakes
Unsafe Lane Change Accident Lawyers – Call Us Now!
Even when you drive defensively, you may still get hurt by a driver that doesn’t change lanes safely. The negligence with regard to illegal lane changes is a key part of this type of claim, as we as your best car accident lawyers must show the exact negligent action that led to your injury. There are various damages you can recover due to lane change accident lawsuits, and some of these are cost of medical care, cost of prescriptions and physical therapy, lost wages, property or vehicle damage, and so much more. Need to get started on your claim? Please call us NOW at (773) 362-2747 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.