When Serious Injuries Result From Left Turn Accidents
According to the law, drivers cannot make a left turn on a red light and are obligated to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic when making a left turn. However, hurried or distracted motorists sometimes disregard these rules, putting others at risk. If you have been hurt in a car accident caused by a driver making an improper left turn, you may seek compensation for your injuries.
At the New Haven Connecticut law firm of Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, our lawyers have extensive experience handling all types of car and truck accident claims, including those involving left turns. Call our office in North Haven at 203-285-3593 or 866-530-7228 to arrange a free consultation.
Investigating The Accident And Identifying Liability
In left turn accidents, it is almost always clear who is at fault. Typically, the driver making the left turn is responsible, as he or she is supposed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic and ensure there is sufficient room to safely complete the maneuver. By failing to follow the rules of the road, negligent drivers can cause serious left turn accidents.
However, sometimes the driver executing a left turn is not at fault. In these instances, the motorist traveling straight may have:
- Been speeding
- Run a red stoplight
- Failed to properly apply his or her brakes
- Not taken evasive action
Whether you were traveling straight or making a turn when you were injured, our attorneys can help. We will launch an immediate investigation into the accident, gathering and evaluating all evidence, which may include tire marks, fluid spills, vehicle damage and witness accounts. When appropriate, we will consult with specialists such as accident reconstructionists to determine the exact cause of the incident.
Following a vehicle accident, our goal is to help you obtain maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other relevant damages.
Talk To A Car And Truck Accident Professional
Our office is conveniently located in North Haven, close to the intersection of Interstates 91 and 95. If it is difficult for you to come to our office, we will meet with you in another location. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
Our firm handles left turn accident cases on a contingency fee basis. Therefore, you pay no legal fees up front.