Left Turn Accidents

Left Turn Accidents

Left Turn Accidents

There are many form of accidents along road because of different contributing factors such as type of road, weather condition, positioning of vehicle involved, as well as human and mechanical errors, all of them are usually not present when one occurred and even some or atleast one is present, the accident would differ from another which have other factor presented. 

In retrospect according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and World Health Organization (WHO), each year there are 1.3 million people die and more than double of the number of people who sustained minor and major injuries because of different road crashes including left turns road accidents that is said to account on approximately 22% of all car accidents and 53% of all eventful cross-path accidents. The NHTSA reckon that almost 3 million road accidents are intersection related and majority of the numbers are by left turns in yearly scale. 

By books, left-turn car accidents occur when a driver turned left and has other scenario contributes for the accident to happen such as beating red lights, intersection miscommunication and overspeeding and the driver who directly turned left would be likely to be liable for the occurence of a crash. To elaborate this, here are some common causes of Left-Turn Accidents

  • Turning on road while under blind spot or obstructed vision

  • Broken car indicators or failure to use turn signals 

  • Distracted driving and driving under influence (DUI)

  • Failure to use a turn signal

  • Turning when it is you have no right for the road yet or the other driver is not yielding 

How to prove an at-fault driver?

Though, it is easy to actually identify the driver is at fault during the event of an accident, it is hard to prove it in front of the legal authorities as well as to the at-faults' insurers.  Similar procedures in an event of other form of car crash would be recommended, such as:

  • Hiring an injury lawyer to thoroughly review the accident's medical and police reports, insurance policy, and other related documents

  • Documentation of accident's significant happenings such as pictures and videos of physical and property damage

  • Witness' statements and reenactment of the accident from those data 

How to avoid Left-Turn accidents? 

  • Use turn signal when needed - to let other drivers know when you are going to turn and establish proper communication with them.
  • Look both ways - When crossing an intersection, you have to look both sides for incoming cars from both ways. 

  • Practice Situational Slow Driving - Most road users called this defensive driving where a driver evade all possible risk of the road through driving slowly and not contesting on road for speed and swift. 

  • Avoid turning on blind spot - When being behind a large truck or turning during night time or bad weather, it should be done slowly or even take a pause when not managable. 

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If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible disability because of the driver that has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused a left turn accident, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices. 

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation. 

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