When someone commits an unsafe lane change, they put themselves and others in danger. After an accident, you may be facing a number of losses related to your health, your finances, and your life. If your accident was caused by someone making an unsafe lane change or another negligent behavior, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers.
Our team has a Marietta unsafe lane changes accident lawyer on staff to get to work on your case. We can handle the legal work pertaining to your case, including gathering evidence to build an argument on your behalf. Call us today at (404) 888-8888 to speak with someone on our team about what we can do for you.
Do Not Miss Your Chance for Compensation
When you get into an accident, the clock begins ticking on the statute of limitations. That is the amount of time that you have to file a lawsuit in order to seek compensation for your losses. In Georgia, that time limit is two years, according to Georgia Code (O.C.G.A.) §9-3-33. If the victim died as a result of injuries in the accident, then you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This can be filed by the victim’s surviving spouse or children, according to O.C.G.A. §51-4-2.
A lawyer can help you decipher the statute of limitations and other laws pertaining to your case. A Marietta unsafe lane changes accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can tell you how the law applies to your case and how you may be affected. If you miss the statute of limitations, you may not be able to file a lawsuit, but there are exceptions. We can tell you if you qualify for those exceptions.
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You Could Seek Compensation from the Liable Party
You can seek awards for many of the costs associated with your accident if the other driver is found to be liable. If you are not sure which of your costs can be included in an insurance claim or lawsuit, a conversation with a lawyer can help you figure this out. Here are some of the costs you could include in a claim or lawsuit:
- Medical bills for emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgery, and doctors’ appointments
- Other healthcare costs such as medication, medical equipment, specialist appointments, physical therapy, and more
- Your vehicle’s damage or other property that may have been damaged in the accident
- Lost wages for time missed at work and diminished earning capacity if your injuries will prevent you from earning the same salary in the future
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
- Funeral and burial costs if you are filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit
- Loss of companionship, which is meant to compensate you either for the loss of a loved one or the loss of certain aspects of a relationship after a serious injury
These are examples of what you could seek. If you incurred losses because of an accident caused by someone else, you could seek compensation from them. One of the lawyers from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you build a lawsuit that seeks fair and appropriate compensation for your accident.
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Liability in a Lane Change Accident
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that at least 60,000 people are injured every year in lane-change accidents. They also state that these accidents are often caused by a lack of awareness of a crash hazard on the part of one of the drivers. That means the driver who caused the accident did not see the other vehicle before the crash.
Drivers could be found negligent in an accident by doing anything unlawful or unsafe on the road. For instance, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a form of negligence that may cause a crash. Other behaviors that can lead to an accident include distracted driving, aggressive driving, and disregarding traffic laws.
Distracted driving is enough to cause a lane change accident. If someone is distracted by a mobile phone or a radio, for instance, they may not see a car in the lane they are attempting to change into. They could also be unaware that they are crossing lane lines as they are doing so. Distraction is a major danger to everyone on the road. It can cause lane change accidents and other kinds of crashes.
If the other driver is claiming you are the one at fault, you do not need to stop your pursuit of compensation or give up. Talk with one of our lawyers about your situation. You do not have to face the other driver or their insurance company on your own. We can help you make your case, including doing work such as interviewing witnesses, examining photos from the crash scene, talking with law enforcement officials, and communicating with insurance companies.
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We Want to Help You Seek Compensation
If your car accident was caused by someone’s negligent or irresponsible behavior, they could be liable for your losses. You have a right to pursue compensation for costs that were not your fault. Unsafe lane changes are not only a form of negligence, but they are often a violation of the law. Pursuing legal action can seem overwhelming while recovering from your injuries, but you do not have to do it alone.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers wants to help you and your family get compensation. Call us today at (404) 888-8888 to speak with our team. We have a Marietta unsafe lane changes accident lawyer who can guide you through your case. We know Georgia law, and we can provide assistance in building a case.