If a driver making an unsafe lane change caused your Albany traffic accident and injuries, you may be able to hold them accountable for your related losses. An Albany unsafe lane changes accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you build your case.
Let someone from the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team review your accident case for free today. We will assess your accident, options, and rights as a part of your complimentary initial consultation. Call (404) 888-8888 now to get started.
Unsafe Lane Changes Are Illegal in Georgia
If you were injured in an unsafe lane change accident in Albany, you may be able to hold the at-fault motorist accountable. Under O.C.G.A. §40-6-48, it is illegal to make an unsafe lane change in Georgia. This statute requires drivers to do so safely. This means that a driver should use their turn signals, ensure the adjacent lane is empty, and take care in moving into the next lane.
Failure to change lanes safely could cause an accident and support a personal injury lawsuit. We will build evidence to show that another motorist is liable for an unsafe lane change accident, including evidence to support the following:
- The negligent driver violated O.C.G.A. §40-6-48
- The negligent driver’s violation caused the collision
- The collision caused your injuries and losses
In some unsafe lane change accidents, the at-fault party will allege that you contributed to causing the accident or injuries. In Georgia, your own compensation may be reduced if you were partly responsible for the accident. If we represent you in your claim, we will work to build evidence of the other driver’s fault.
You can count on the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team to help you understand your accident case, your legal options, and other facts related to your Albany car accident case. We provide complimentary consultations. We believe it is important for car accident victims to know their rights and have representation through the claims process. We may be able to help you seek a just payout.
Call (404) 888-8888 now to talk to a team member who can go to work assessing your legal case based on the details of your unsafe lane changes collision and injuries.
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Compensation Available in an Albany Unsafe Lane Change Case
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers seeks financial recovery for our clients following an unsafe lane change collision. The value of each case depends on the expenses and losses our client experienced. We will build evidence to demonstrate the range of our client’s financial and non-financial losses.
Common recoverable losses in an Albany traffic accident include:
- Medical care, testing, treatment, hospitalization, and related expenses
- Ongoing care costs, if applicable
- Lost income, benefits, and other losses
- Diminished earning capacity
- Vehicle damages and other property damage
- Pain and suffering losses
- Other intangible losses
When an accident is fatal, certain surviving family members of the victim can pursue wrongful death damages as well. Our team can explain any relevant Georgia laws and how they may apply to your case. We can also represent families in wrongful death cases that resulted from other types of Albany traffic accidents.
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Pursuing Compensation Following an Unsafe Lane Change Accident in Albany
If we represent you in your traffic accident case, an Albany unsafe lane changes accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will handle all aspects of your legal case on your behalf. In most cases, we will:
- Identify the liable party or parties
- Determine the insurance policies in place
- Manage all communication with involved parties
- Investigate the accident to identify evidence
- Develop an argument for compensation
Only after these steps can we prepare and file a claim with the at-fault driver’s auto liability policy. We will provide the necessary evidence to show negligence and liability to the insurance representative and request a fair payout based on your actual losses. This often leads to settlement negotiations and eventually to a settlement.
Sometimes, however, we may need to go to court. This includes when the insurance company refuses to admit their policyholder is liable, when they allege that you were partly at fault for the accident, or when they refuse a just settlement. Our trial lawyers will prepare your civil suit and file it in a Dougherty County civil court if necessary.
According to O.C.G.A. §9-3-33, there is a strict deadline that applies to most personal injury lawsuits in Georgia, including traffic accident civil suits. This deadline is two years following the date the injuries occurred. If we do not take legal action on behalf of our client by the relevant date, they could lose the right to file a lawsuit in their case and be barred from seeking compensation in court.
To ensure you get started and we know about your case with sufficient time to act, speak with a lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers as soon as possible after your accident.
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An Albany unsafe lane changes accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will pursue compensation on your behalf based on contingency fees if we believe you have a case against the motorist who caused your accident. We will file your claim or represent you in court, seeking the financial recovery you deserve.
You can speak to a member of our unsafe lane changes accident team today at no cost to you. During your free case review, we will discuss your legal options to move forward. Talk to a team member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers now by calling (404) 888-8888.