If you suffered injuries in a Fulton County traffic accident caused by another motorist making an improper turn, you may be able to build a case against that driver and hold them accountable. An East Point improper turns accident lawyer can seek compensation for the damages you suffered if we believe you are eligible to take legal action.
The Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team will review the facts of your case for free today to determine if we may be able to help. You can discuss your accident and injuries with us today by calling (404) 888-8888.
Georgia Law Has Specific Requirements for Motorists Turning on Roadways
It is common to see drivers turning without using a blinker, turning from the wrong lane, or taking other improper actions to turn. Usually, this occurs without causing a collision, although it may still frustrate nearby drivers. Sometimes, though, these actions can lead to a serious or even fatal traffic accident.
Under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-123, Georgia motorists have an obligation to pay careful attention and use caution in any intersection. They also must always use a turn signal to indicate to others that they intend to turn. There are also other laws that require motorists to yield to oncoming traffic when turning left, stopping at a red light before turning right, and obey all traffic signs and signals.
A violation of any of these traffic laws may support your accident case against the driver who hit you and caused your personal injuries. Proving negligence requires us to show:
- There was a regulation in place that the driver was obligated to obey.
- The driver failed to uphold the law.
- Their failure caused a collision.
- You incurred financial losses because of the accident.
To learn more about the legal process or get started with your case right away, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 today.
For a free legal consultation with a improper turns accidents lawyer serving East Point, call (404) 888-8888
Our Personal Injury Law Firm Represents Clients on a Contingency Fee Basis
An East Point improper turns accident lawyer may be able to go to work on your case today if we believe you are eligible to hold the other party liable. We prove the who, where, when, how, and why of the accident during our investigation. We will determine what happened by analyzing evidence and working with accident reconstruction experts, assign liability, and then take steps to prove the value of your accident case.
In some cases, more than one party might be at fault in a traffic accident. If another motorist made an improper turn but accuses you of also contributing to causing the accident, we can investigate what happened and work to show your contribution was minimal or non-existent. Even if there is evidence to show your actions did contribute to causing the collision, O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33 allows us to recover damages on your behalf as long as your contributions equaled no more than 49% of the fault. This will, however, reduce the value of your injury case.
Our team handles all traffic accident cases based on contingency. When you work with an Atlanta truck accident attorney from our team, you do not need to pay us anything upfront or out of your own pocket. Instead, we pursue damages using our own financial resources. We only receive our fees from the settlement or financial award we recover in your personal injury case. We can explain the stipulations of this agreement in a clear and understandable way before you sign on for our services.
Contact our office to find out more about how we may be able to help you with your case.
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Proving Liability and Pursuing Compensation for Accidents Caused by Drivers Turning Improperly
If we take on your improper turn accident case, we will navigate the claims process on your behalf. We will present our proof of fault and liability, as well as our documentation of your losses, to the insurance company that represents the at-fault driver. We will then demand they offer justice through a fair settlement based on your actual damages, including economic and non-economic losses. This could include:
- Medical care, ambulance transportation, future care, and related expenses
- Lost wages and related benefits
- Diminished earning ability
- Loss of services
- Property damages, including your vehicle repairs
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering losses
- Other intangible losses
If you lost a loved one in this type of accident in East Point, you could qualify to file a wrongful death case based on O.C.G.A § 51-4-2. We represent claimants in these cases, as well. Contact us to learn more.
Deadlines to Take Legal Action in an East Point Improper Turns Accident
If we cannot reach an agreement with the insurance company that represents the at-fault driver, we may need to file a Fulton County civil suit against the driver. Our legal team can recommend when this is necessary and help you understand what the process entails.
In most cases, O.C.G.A § 9-3-33 gives you only two years from the date the injuries occurred to build a case and file a lawsuit based on those injuries. This deadline will prevent you from taking your case to court to seek compensation if you miss it.
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Receive a Free Consultation Today by Contacting an Improper Turns Accident Attorney
You can discuss your accident and injuries with a team member at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today. We provide complimentary consultations for victims of traffic accidents in Fulton County and nearby areas. During this consultation, we can evaluate the merits of your case and explain if we believe we can hold the driver who caused your accident legally accountable for doing so.
An East Point improper turns accident lawyer may represent you in your insurance claim or legal suit based on contingency. Call us today at (404) 888-8888 to learn more about our legal services and to see if you are eligible to seek financial recovery in your case.