Month: July 2018
Texas Unsafe Lane Change Accident Attorneys
Although not as common as rear-end collisions and accidents at intersections, a large number of Texas car accidents involve unsafe lane changes, negligent merging, or careless lane changing. These “side-swipe” accidents, many of which result in serious injury or even fatality, could be easily prevented if the driver took the time to check mirrors, blind spots and use turn signals. The Texas car accident lawyers at our Law Firm are experienced in handling unsafe lane change accidents that lead to serious injury, including crashes caused by speeding, drinking and driving, careless driving, and accidents involving distractions like cell phones, texting, and eating while driving. If you have been injured in an accident caused by another driver’s unsafe lane change, contact the Texas car accident lawyers at our Law Firm for a free review of your legal rights.
What is an Unsafe Lane Change?
The primary causes of unsafe lane change accidents are driver speeding, distraction, inattention or carelessness. Examples of unsafe lane changes that could cause an accident include:
Changing lanes in intersections
Changing lanes without checking traffic
Failing to signal before beginning a lane change
Straddling the middle of two lanes
Swerving and cutting off other motorists.
Law Regarding Unsafe Lane Changes
The following excerpt from Vehicle Code Sections 22107 & 22108 explains the law regarding unsafe lane changes:
22107. No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement.
22108. Any signal of intention to turn right or left shall be given continuously during the last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before turning.
Texas Lane-Change Accident Injuries
Lane change accidents are unique accidents, and in some cases it can be difficult to understand all the facts involved. Because they often occur on freeways and at high speeds, unsafe lane change accidents can trigger a chain reaction of events involving numerous parties, including spinouts, vehicle rollovers, collisions with other vehicles, trucks, motorcycles and even bicyclists and pedestrians. Neck and back injuries are common injuries in Texas unsafe lane change accidents.
our Law Firm – Texas Unsafe Lane Change Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in an unsafe lane change accident or side-swipe accident that was not your fault, contact the Texas car accident lawyers at our Law Firm to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We will review the facts of your case and determine whether you have a valid claim for compensation. If we represent you, all of our services are performed on a 100% contingency fee basis. This means we are paid for our services only if we recover money for you.