Who is Responsible in Left-Turn Accidents?
When vehicles turning left at an intersection cause an accident with another vehicle going straight, many people assume the fault lies with the driver making the left-hand turn. However, this is not always the case in every one of these types of accidents. There are some instances when the driver going straight through the intersection is actually at fault and should be held liable.
Establishing fault after a car accident is not always an easy task. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident and needs financial compensation to help pay for medical bills and other expenses, a qualified attorney may be able to help establish who is to blame and get the compensation you need. For more information about your legal options, contact a Sheboygan car accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.
Left-Turn Accident Liability
Left-turn accidents are some of the most common accidents on roadways across the United States. And, while it may seem easy to establish fault, it can actually be very complicated if one or even both drivers were acting recklessly. Even though most people assume the driver turning left is at fault, the other driver going straight could be at fault in the following scenarios:
- He or she was speeding
- The driver ran a red light
- The driver making the left hand turn was able to safely turn, but was stopped or slowed by other circumstances known by the other driver
In the above situations, the driver going straight may be held liable because he or she violated traffic safety laws.
Suffering an injury in a car accident due to someone else’s negligent actions can be very devastating. To learn more about taking legal action and how you may be able to get financial help, contact a Sheboygan auto accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.