As you head home from work one evening, an oncoming motorist who has been waiting to turn left into the grocery store driveway decides he cannot wait any longer and puts the pedal to the metal. He underestimates your speed, and your vehicle collides with his as the two paths cross.
Your car is pretty well smashed up, and the impact of the collision did a number on your neck. You’re worried because you have heard that when it comes to car accidents, whoever does the hitting does the paying.
The good news is, in most cases, the law works against the driver who made the left turn in an accident. In other words, you are probably not liable for damages, and the other driver is.
The attorneys at Zanes Law know everything from A to Z about “left turn liability.” Call us today at 602-999-9999 so a left-turn accident lawyer in Phoenix will determine the liability in your left-turn accident.
According to a University of Kentucky engineering study, 19 of the 49 crashes observed at a specific intersection were caused by left turns.
For as often as we make left turns in our daily driving routines, you would not think the move was such a risky undertaking. Many factors play into the scenario, however, to make it problematic.
It is easy to misjudge the duration of a traffic light, how fast an oncoming car is traveling, and how closely the other driver is following the rules of the road.
Because he or she is turning into oncoming traffic, a driver who makes a left turn can be found to be negligent and at fault for an accident in the following situations:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that left-turn accidents cause more than 2,400 deaths across the country.
If your loved one died as the result of injuries brought on by a left-turn accident, you have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim. Zanes Law will represent you in this pursuit, and a left-turn accident lawyer in Phoenix will do so with compassion. Call us today at 602-999-9999.
Also referred to as a broadside collision, a T-bone collision happens when the front of one motor vehicle strikes the side of another motor vehicle, creating a “T” figure. This type of collision is commonly associated with left-turn accidents and can impose serious injuries on passengers and drivers involved in the accident. A driver can also make a U-turn and T-bone another vehicle.
The severity of these injuries can be linked to several factors:
Left-turn accidents can result in a multitude of injuries, ranging from slight to severe. Examples of some of the injuries you might incur in this type of accident include the following:
Whatever your injuries, if you sustained them in a left-turn accident in Phoenix, the legal team at Zanes Law wants to help you recover damages to pay your medical bills and other costs. Call us at 602-999-9999.
Zanes Law will do everything from A to Z to build a solid case, negotiate with insurance companies, and/or litigate your case in civil court. To build your case, we will:
To seek compensation for your damages, we will:
If the insurer fails to agree to a fair settlement, we will:
While negotiating with the insurance company and/or litigating your case in civil court, our legal team will fight to have you compensated for the damages you have suffered as a result of your left-turn accident. Possibly, you will be awarded damages for the following:
Arizona’s statute of limitations limits the time you have to pursue compensation after the date of the accident. Taking legal action soon will prevent you from missing this deadline. Furthermore, it will give your left-turn accident lawyer in Phoenix an early start on building your case.
Contact Zanes Law in Phoenix, AZ by calling 602-999-9999. Our firm will do everything from A to Z to represent you and your compensation needs fairly, enthusiastically, and compassionately.