Whenever a driver turns their vehicle left or right, they must do so according to the Georgia driving laws. When a driver fails to follow turning laws, they put other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians at risk of injury. The result can be thousands of dollars in medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
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Improper Turn in Georgia
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) § 40-6-120 to 124 et seq. sets the laws for proper turning on the road. Examples of proper turning practices include:
Turning With Reasonable Safety
A driver turning at an intersection, private road, driveway, etc., should only turn when they can do so with reasonable safety. Reasonable safety means that the driver should turn without putting anyone at risk of injury or fatality.
A driver who intends to turn should use the left or right signal continuously to give other drivers sufficient time to respond to the turn. Other drivers are defined as drivers who are approaching from the rear in the same direction or from the opposite direction.
Drivers must avoid stopping or decreasing speed without first giving other drivers the opportunity to respond. In this case, the driver must use their signals far in advance of turning. Other drivers should have the opportunity to slow down or move into another lane to pass the driver.
Proper Use of Signals
Drivers should use their signals for their intended purpose, which is to indicate their intention to turn left or right or change lanes. Drivers cannot use their signals as a courtesy to allow other drivers approaching from the rear to pass.
A driver commits an improper turn when they do not give other drivers enough time to respond when turning the vehicle left or right. An improper turn can also indicate that the driver used the turning signal improperly or failed to use it when turning. In either case, the driver puts others’ lives at risk.
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Examples of Improper Turns
In addition, to signaling errors, our law firm handles all types of improper turn accidents. Some examples of cases we have handled include:
- Turning left in a no-left-turn lane/intersection
- Illegal U-turn
- Turning from an incorrect lane
- Turning the wrong way onto a one-way street
- 18-wheeler/commercial vehicle improper turns
- Reckless, drunk, or distracted driving
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Proving Liability in an Improper Turn Accident Case
Due to the complexity of these types of cases, proving who was at fault in an improper turn accident can be challenging. To establish fault and liability, our lawyers will review the evidence and use it to verify your claim. Evidence we may obtain includes:
- Statements from eyewitnesses
- Video footage of the accident
- Police or accident reports
- Expert testimony
- Clues at the accident scene
- Medical reports
We can conduct a thorough investigation, speak with witnesses, and, if necessary, hire experts who can corroborate your story and solidify your claim. Call us at (404) 888-8888 and get a free case assessment. A Sandy Springs improper turns accident lawyer may be able to assist you with your claim.
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The Value of Your Car Accident Case
If you have never been in a car accident or filed a personal injury claim, you may not know what damages you can claim or how much your case is worth. The value of your claim depends on the details of the accident, the at-fault party, and the sum of your financial and personal losses.
Our lawyers can explore all the ways in which the accident affected your life and assess your economic and non-economic losses. Common damages in a car accident case may include:
Improper turns often cause side-impact, or T-bone, accidents, which severely injure the passenger due to the direct impact. Injuries may require extensive treatment. You may have incurred a variety of medical costs such as ER visits, hospital stay, surgical procedures, prescription medication, or long-term care.
Did your recovery last several weeks or months? If so, you may have lost thousands of dollars in pay. We can work with your employer to calculate your total lost income, which may include pay, bonuses, benefits, or tips. If you are disabled, then we can estimate your future lost earnings.
Pain and Suffering
Recovering from a car accident can be physically and emotionally traumatizing. You may have felt intense pain and discomfort for several weeks. In addition, you may have suffered from depression or anxiety. You may be able to collect for pain and suffering as a part of your damages.
In a wrongful death case, please accept our condolences. Your family may have suffered financially due to burial or funeral costs, hospital bills, or lost household income. As such, you may be entitled to recover these losses, as well as pain and suffering for the deceased.
Our law firm is committed to helping you get a fair settlement based on your losses. We can help you negotiate that settlement from the insurance company while ensuring your rights are protected under Georgia law.
File Your Lawsuit Before the Deadline With Support From Bader Scott Injury Lawyers
According to the O.C.G.A. §9-3-33, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date of the injury, which includes car accident cases. If you miss this deadline, you may no longer be eligible to file a lawsuit. So, if you believe that you have a case, then do not hesitate to get started.
A Sandy Springs improper turns accident lawyer with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you with your case. Contact our law firm today to discuss your case, get answers to your questions, and move forward with your claim. Call (404) 888-8888 for a free case assessment.