Left-Lane Turn Accident Lawyer
IN MIAMI, PERAZZO LAW SERVES TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ENDING IN INJURY, DAMAGES, AND LOSS.
- Who is at fault if I was crashed into by a vehicle making an abrupt left hand turn?
- What happens if a car making a left hand turn causes me to crash?
- If a motorcycle splitting lanes crashes into my car while I make a legal left turn, who is at fault?
- What if a truck turning left crashes into my car?
- When is a left hand turn legal and illegal?
- While crossing at a crosswalk, a car making a left hand turn ran into me in Miami.
In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm knows that the questions above are common in situations where a car, truck or motorcycle makes a left hand turn which results in personal injury, damage, and losses to other drivers, pedestrians, bike riders, etc.. Despite the general misconception that most drivers making left hand turn are at fault for accidents, the truth is that the driver attempting to make a left turn is required to yield to the oncoming motor-vehicle operator or bicycle rider. Traffic accidents stemming from left-hand turns are subject to whether or not the individual approaching on the left had right of way or whether the operator of the vehicle turning left did so legally and without implementing negligence. Establishing proof in left-turn accidents with the aim of filing an insurance claim for compensation is fundamental for those that have suffered bodily harm or damages from an accident in which a driver turned left. It must first be established if the driver turning left was in violation of a no-left turn sign or failed to obey a left turn traffic light. When dealing with traffic accidents from left hand turns, the Perazzo Law car accident staff of attorneys strives to provide the best possible legal representation for insurance claims from injuries, property damage, loss of wages, medical expenses and any other costs or losses incurred from a motor vehicle accident. In Miami-Dade, Perazzo Law offers ZERO-OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS to its personal injury clients.
LEFT HAND TURN ACCIDENTS IN MIAMI THAT INVOLVE CROSSWALKS
In Miami, people crossing at a pedestrian crosswalk run the risk of being run over or into by a motorist making a left hand turn. Perazzo Law knows all to well how a distracted motorist may be negligent when making a left hand turn and run into a pedestrian at a crosswalk. The Perazzo Law Firm strives to offer the best possible legal representation for pedestrian accident victims that suffer personal injury while crossing at a crosswalk when struck by a motorists that acted negligently while behind the wheel' either by talking, texting, or reading messages on their cell-phone. A crosswalk accident involving a vehicle making a left hand turn can also be the consequence of a driver operating his/her vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol (See Drunk Driving Accidents). Hit & run accidents at crosswalks are also common when left-hand turns are involved. In Miami, a left hand turn accident must be proven and this can be done through investigation into how the accident occurred. Perazzo Law works arduously to gather as much information as possible through surveillance cameras and eye-witness testimony. Thus, it is important for victims of pedestrian crosswalk accidents to gather the contact information of any eye-witnesses and take photographs of the accident scene; if physically possible. In fatal pedestrian accidents in Miami, Perazzo Law recommends contacting the authorities immediately. When a left turn accident at a crosswalks occurs in Miami, Perazzo Law recommends that pedestrians or cyclists, refrain from moving unless necessary to prevent further personal injury. See Pedestrian Crosswalk Accidents and Advice for Dealing with Pedestrian accidents in Miami. Perazzo Law is fully-dedicated to making sure our pedestrian accident victims and cyclists hurt while crossing at a crosswalk receive the best possible advise for filing an insurance claim for compensation.
LEFT-HAND TURNS AND THE LAW
But what exactly are the laws surrounding left hand turns which result in traffic accidents that involve motor vehicle operators, cyclists, or pedestrians? Left hand turns are legal as long as the vehicle attempting a left hand turn does not interfere with the oncoming driver's path and must yield sufficient right of way. When a driver does not yield proper right of way to the oncoming motorist's path, he/she will most likely be held liable for the accident, thus, their insurance provider will have to offer just compensation to cover the other driver's injuries, damages, medical expenses, or other losses stemming from the left hand turn accident. This also holds true for bicycle riders, joggers, or even pedestrians. If a pedestrian or jogger is crashed into by a driver making a left hand turn, the driver will most likely be held liable as he/she must yield right of way to the pedestrian or jogger. A pedestrian or jogger that is struck by a vehicle making a left hand turn may suffer bodily harm that can lead to medical expenses from treatment of fractures, breaks, head or neck trauma, and even rehabilitation for more serious injuries as a result of the left-hand turn accidents. However, if the driver of the vehicle making a left had turn has right of way through a green light or arrow, then the pedestrian, jogger, cyclist, etc., then the driver may not be held liable for any injuries incurred by the pedestrian, jogger, cyclist, etc. Many times, drivers will act negligently by making left hand turns while texting and driving. Texting and driving represents one of the leading causes of most modern day motor vehicle accidents, especially when combined with alcohol or narcotics consumption behind the wheel. Many times, drivers distracted by negligent cell phone use may not notice a vehicle approaching at high speed when attempting a legal left turn. When this happens, liability for the left hand turn accident may rest upon the vehicle operator approaching at high speed. Breaking the law when involved in an accident in Miami, or in any city or suburb in the Miami-Dade and Broward area, never favors the driver involved, regardless of fault. Reckless Driving such as speeding, blowing red lights, illegal u-turns, etc., may constitute liability for a left turn accident and free the driver that made the left-turn of any wrongdoing. That said, if the driver on the straight path was in some way breaking the law at the time of the accident, the driver attempting to make a left-turn may be found not at fault for the left-turn accident.
In Miami, Perazzo Law has ample experience handling car accident claims that stem from left-hand turns, that is why we consider it vital to follow a few simple guidelines for dealing with situations that involves a motor vehicle that turns left.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A LEFT-HAND TURN ACCIDENT:
Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer to establish proof because a left turn accident involving two vehicles may be difficult to prove. A Perazzo Law Firm Car accident attorney will be able to help establish proof through our experience dealing with left-turn accidents and insurance claims for compensation. By analyzing the facts and inspecting the vehicles involved in the left-hand turn accident, Perazzo Law can help determine if there are grounds for a Personal Injury accident claim. Perazzo Law may need to recreate the scene of the accident may follow-up by gather any surveillance footage from private business owners or the authorities. Left hand turn accidents that involve motorcycle, scooter, or bike riders may result in severe personal injury as a result of the impact. Motorcycle riders that impact a vehicle making a left turn will most often be wearing helmets, hence, their injuries may not involve head or brain trauma. However, a left turn accident may result in other forms of bodily harm such as breaks, fractures, or spinal cord injury. Breaks may include parts of the body such as the shoulder, collarbone, limbs or even the hip, depending on the velocity and severity of the impact. Bicycle riders may suffer severe bodily harm upon impacting a vehicle making a left turn. The cyclist, depending on the speed at the time of the accident, may be propelled of the bicycle and across the vehicle and onto the asphalt. Depending on the speed at the time of the impact, a bicycle rider may suffer breaks, head trauma, and even wrongful death. Scooter riders may very likely suffer spinal cord injury as a result of being upright upon impacting a vehicle making a left turn. Scooter riders risk being run-over as well if impacted by the front of the vehicle making the left turn.
If you, a friend, relative, or loved one has suffered bodily injury as a result of a collision or accident which involves a vehicle making a left-hand turn, In Miami, Perazzo Law recommends contacting our law offices in Miami-Dade ONLINE to receive a free initial consultation. Furthermore, the Perazzo Law Firm offers ZERO-OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to its personal injury clients. In other words, if Perazzo Law doesn't get the compensation its personal injury clients deserve for their injuries, damages, or economic losses, our clients pay nothing.
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