What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Who is at Fault in Left-Turn Accidents?

When people are turning left at an intersection, they are usually held responsible for any accidents that occur between them and the traffic they are attempting to turn across. It’s common for insurance companies to settle without much argument in these cases, as the driver turning left widely considered at fault. However, there are some important exceptions to this rule that may mean the driver making the left turn can actually file a suit if injured by the driver coming straight from the other direction.

If you’ve sustained an injury because of another motorist’s mistakes, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for these injuries. For a free consultation regarding your options after a Jacksonville personal injury, contact Jacksonville injury lawyer Donald Guthrie, P.A., today by calling 904-296-1088.

Exceptions to Left-Turn Liability

In some situations, a driver turning left may not be liable for an accident between his or her vehicle and a driver going straight through an intersection. These exceptions can include the following circumstances:

  • The driver coming straight through the intersection is substantially speeding
  • The driver coming the opposite direction drives through a red light
  • The light cycle is improperly timed at an intersection

If you have been involved in a left-turn accident and believe that someone else was to blame, it is important to discuss your case with an attorney.

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If your auto accident was caused by another person’s dangerous conduct on the road, you may be entitled to file for financial compensation for any injuries. To discuss your Jacksonville personal injury case in further detail with an experienced advisor, contact Jacksonville injury attorney Donald Guthrie, P.A., today at 904-296-1088.

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