If you were hurt in a Roswell, Georgia, accident caused by another driver making improper lane changes, you may have an opportunity to recover compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered. A Roswell improper lane changes accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to build a case and pursue a financial recovery on your behalf.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we offer free case evaluations for Fulton County traffic accident victims. If you suffered injuries that you believe occurred because of another driver’s unsafe and improper lane changes, call (678) 562-5595 today. We can review the accident facts and determine if we believe you can secure a payout.
Improper Lane Changes Occur Frequently and Can Cause Serious Injury
Georgia has statutes in place to outline the process for proper lane changes. Under
O.C.G.A. § 40-6-48, a driver must remain in their lane until they have determined that it is safe to change lanes.
Based on this law and others, improper lane changes may occur when:
- Drivers fail to check for traffic in the adjacent lane
- Drivers do not adequately check blind spots
- Drivers fail to use their signal or fail to signal with enough warning
- Drivers weave through traffic changing lanes quickly and carelessly
- Improper merging on ramps or onto the highway or interstate
- Aggressive lane changes with little space
It is important to note that simply using your signal as you move from one lane to another is not enough. Some drivers do not turn on their blinker until they are already beginning a lateral move into the next lane. Drivers must use their signal in advance of their move, so other motorists understand their intentions.
In addition to improper lane changes, improper passing may cause similar accidents and injuries. This may occur when there is insufficient clearance to pass, when it is illegal to pass, or when there is an obstruction that prevents the driver from seeing far enough to pass safely.
If you believe your accident occurred as a result of an improper lane change or pass, reach out to Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today for your free case review. Call (678) 562-5595 now to speak with a member of our team who can determine the merit of your case.
For a free legal consultation with a improper lane changes accidents lawyer serving Roswell, call (404) 888-8888
Pursuing Recoverable Damages Following an Improper Lane Change Accident in Roswell
A Roswell improper lane changes accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can represent you on a contingency-fee-basis if we believe we can recover compensation for you in your case. After reviewing the facts of your Roswell accident case, we can explain if we believe you have a right to recover a payout. If so, we may be able to go to work for you with no out-of-pocket costs. You will not pay any attorney fees unless we secure damages on your behalf in this arrangement.
When we take on a personal injury car accident case, we must not only prove that the other driver acted negligently by passing improperly and causing your accident, but also the value of the damages you sustained. This will require us to collect evidence that may include:
- Your relevant medical records
- Your medical bills
- Testimony from medical experts and others about your future and ongoing care needs
- Quotes or receipts from your car repair or replacement
- Documentation about your lost income and time away from work
- Receipts for out-of-pocket expenses
With this evidence, we can demand that the at-fault driver’s insurance company pay us a fair settlement value for your case. This may include compensation for a variety of recoverable damages such as:
- Medical treatment and other care expenses
- Lost income and benefits
- Reduced ability to earn if you cannot work your previous job
- Property damages, including vehicle repairs
- Related out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other intangible losses
If the improper lane change accident was fatal, some surviving immediate family members may be eligible for compensation for a different set of damages under O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers also handles wrongful death lawsuits. Call us today to learn more about this type of case.
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We Must Abide by the Statute of Limitations on Georgia Personal Injury Accidents
Georgia is not unique in setting a deadline for how long accident victims can take to file a civil lawsuit in the proper jurisdiction. Every state has a statute of limitations that applies in a personal injury case. In Georgia, that deadline is set by O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. Generally, car accident victims have up to two years to prepare and file the paperwork to begin a personal injury lawsuit.
If necessary based on the facts of your case and an inability to reach an out-of-court settlement because of the liable driver’s insurance company, our trial lawyers can file a lawsuit on your behalf and take your case to trial in a Fulton County civil court or in another nearby jurisdiction where your accident occurred.
When we know about your case with sufficient time to do so, we can ensure you do not miss this important deadline and lose the right to go to court.
Discuss Your Case with a Member of Our Team Today for Free
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers believes it is important to hold careless and reckless drivers responsible for their behavior. We also know that you may need financial support from a settlement or verdict to pay your bills, cover lost wages, and recover from your accident and injuries.
To enlist the help of a Roswell improper lane changes accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, you will first need a free case evaluation with a member of our team. Call (678) 562-5595 today to discuss your case with someone in our office.