Many aggressive drivers cause motor vehicle accidents due to their dangerous driving behavior. One risky driver behavior includes making erratic lane changes. When a driver engages in aggressive driving, their actions can cause accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries, property damage, and death. Drivers who want to change lanes owe other drivers a duty of care. That means they must make sure that they are safely changing traffic lanes. First, the driver should ensure the traffic lane is clear of other motor vehicles before moving into that lane. The driver must also use their turn signal before executing a lane change. Lastly, drivers should “double-check” for traffic by looking over their shoulders instead of relying on their vehicle’s mirrors.
Traffic safety experts remind drivers to reduce their risk of a lane change accident by:
- Changing lanes, one lane at a time.
- Change traffic lanes where it is legal.
- Avoid cutting off other drivers by leaving them adequate space.
- Change traffic lanes on straightaways.
- Never change traffic lanes or pass vehicles on an incline that limits visibility.
Many drivers ignore these basic safety rules causing dangerous road departure accidents and rollover crashes. These types of severe car accidents often cause spinal cord damage, internal organ damage, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and death. The issue only compounds when the at-fault driver’s auto accident insurance company aggressively defends against accident victims’ claims. Car accident insurance companies often try to settle these claims for far less than the actual value of the claim.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, contact our law firm to speak with one of our experienced car accident lawyers. If we are able to represent you, we will help document your damages and ensure that you receive the proper medical care. Even if you or your loved one feels that the injuries are not severe, immediate medical care must be received promptly. Many serious medical conditions are not immediately apparent. If an accident victim delays receiving diagnostic testing and medical treatment, they can cause their injuries to become permanent.
Settling with the car accident insurance company fast and without obtaining expert legal advice can reduce the monetary compensation an accident victim may be entitled to receive according to state law.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries during an accident caused by a negligent driver, it is always in your best interest to speak with one of our experienced car accident injury lawyers. The at-fault driver’s car accident insurance company will try to settle the injury case before you have received valuable legal advice and discovered the claim’s actual value.
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