Every driver in Atlanta is required to drive in a safe manner and observe the applicable rules of the road. If they fail to honor this basic duty, they may ultimately be held liable for damages that arise out of motor vehicle collisions they cause.
If you were hurt due to another driver’s negligence, an Atlanta improper turns accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you. We can investigate your claim and determine who is responsible for the accident.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our team.
Examples of Improper Turns
An improper turn occurs when a driver does not obey the rules of the road. He or she may violate a posted sign or turn when it is not safe to do so. Common examples of improper turns include:
- Turning left on a red light
- Turning right at a red light with a posted “no turn on red” sign
- Rolling through a stop sign while turning without actually stopping
- Going before it is your turn at a stop sign
- Turning without using a proper turn signal
- Turning from the wrong lane
- Making an illegal U-turn
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Georgia’s Turning Laws
Georgia has a series of turning laws consolidated in GA Code § 40-6 that define when a driver should and should not turn. These regulations include:
Use of Turn Signals
Georgia law requires drivers to use appropriate signals before turning. Drivers must give a signal before switching lanes as well.
If there is a central lane that is present to make a left turn, vehicles are not allowed to get in the lane other than to make the left turn. Their turning destination must be within 300 feet from when they got in the turning lane, and the driver can only stay in this lane for 300 feet.
U-turns are illegal when there is a sign that prohibits them or if the turn is on a curve, on an elevation that would not allow other drivers to see the turning vehicle, or when the turn cannot be made without endangering other drivers.
Turns at Intersections
Drivers must obey all traffic signs and signals at intersections. If a traffic light is out, it is treated as a four-way stop.
If the intersection has traffic that does not have to stop and other directions of traffic that do need to stop, drivers who arrive at stop signs at such intersections must stop and then yield the right of way to other traffic.
If a vehicle needs to turn left and is not at a traffic sign or signal, it must yield to oncoming traffic and should not turn in front of a vehicle so as to create an immediate hazard.
Additional laws may be involved when emergency vehicles are present, when a vehicle is passing another vehicle, or in other situations.
An Atlanta improper turns accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can investigate your case for evidence of a violation of these rules or other forms of driver negligence when we represent you. We may be able to gather evidence of driver liability from photos and videos or the scene, witness statements, testimony from accident reconstruction experts, and other sources.
If you believe that another party’s negligence caused your injuries, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation with a member of our team at (404) 888-8888.
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How Our Lawyers Can Help
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers understands the devastation that may follow an accident caused by an improper turn. These accidents often cause serious injury.
Our lawyers may be able to gather employment records, accident reports, medical records, and other evidence that demonstrates the other driver’s negligent driving and your damages.
We can use this information to prepare an accurate demand package that demands compensation from the responsible party’s insurance company. If the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement, we can take your case to trial.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can also handle all communication with the insurance company in your case so that you can focus on your recovery. We can consult with you and ensure that you understand your legal rights at all times.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can also inform you of filing deadlines so that you can make timely decisions related to your claim. Keep in mind that, per O.C.G.A § 9-3-33, a generally two-year statute of limitations applies for most personal injury lawsuits in Georgia.
Recoverable Damages in an Improper Turns Accident Case
The following damages may be recoverable in an improper turns accident case:
- Your past and future medical expenses
- The cost to repair or replace your vehicle
- Your lost income or lost earning capacity
- Your pain and suffering
- And more
A representative of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to discuss what specific compensation could pertain to your case when you call us for a free consultation.
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If you or a loved one was injured because of a driver’s careless behavior or improper turn, an Atlanta improper turns accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you.
We understand Georgia’s rules of the road and can fight for compensation on your behalf while you heal from your injuries. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis with no up-front payments required. Unless we recover compensation for your claim, you will not pay us anything in attorney fees.
Contact us at (404) 888-8888 today for a free consultation on your case with a member of our team.