If another driver changed lanes improperly and caused your accident, you may be eligible to pursue compensation in a personal injury claim or lawsuit. The recoverable damages in this type of case may include your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
A Savannah improper lane changes accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to handle this process and pursue compensation on your behalf while you dedicate your time to healing from your injuries.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers offers free case reviews for Savannah traffic accident victims. We have team members standing by who can discuss your case and your legal options today. Call (404) 888-8888 to get started.
Improper Lane Changes Can Endanger Other Motorists
Georgia has a number of traffic laws dictating how to change lanes, including when you can change lanes or pass under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-48 and O.C.G.A. § 40-6-42. These statutes cover both two-lane highways and multi-lane highways. Georgia law requires drivers to take very specific steps before changing lanes. This includes:
- Only moving out of your lane when it is safe to do so
- Providing a safe distance when passing on the left
- Using a turn signal when changing lanes
Drivers are expected to obey all traffic laws when changing lanes. Failure to take the appropriate steps may be considered an improper lane change.
If an improper lane changes accident occurs, the responsible driver may receive citations for their actions. In addition, they may be legally responsible for the injuries suffered by others in the accident in a personal injury case.
For a free legal consultation with a improper lane changes accidents lawyer serving Savannah, call (404) 888-8888
Building an Improper Lane Changes Case
All personal injury cases require the injured party, called the plaintiff, to prove that the defendant acted negligently and caused the accident and their injuries. When Bader Scott Injury Lawyers builds this type of case for a client, a Savannah improper lane changes accident lawyer from our firm will gather evidence to attempt to prove four things:
- The at-fault driver had an obligation to take certain steps to change lanes safely
- They failed to take one or more of these steps
- Their failure to turn with the proper precautions caused a collision
- Our client suffered injuries and financial damages as a result of the collision
If this evidence exists and is available in your case, we may be able to gather it and prove that the other driver is liable for your accident losses. We can also handle all communications, deadlines, and paperwork in your case on your behalf.
To discuss your accident with a member of our team in a free, no-obligation consultation, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.
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Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Can Seek Compensation on Your Behalf
A Savannah improper lane changes accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you pursue compensation for the range of damages you suffered through:
- An insurance claim based on the responsible driver’s liability car insurance policy; or
- A personal injury lawsuit against the liable driver
Depending on the specifics of your accident and your injuries, we may be able to pursue damages that include:
- Current and future medical expenses and related costs
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Repair of the vehicle or replacement, if totaled
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident
- Pain and suffering damages
- Additional non-economic damages
Wrongful Death Cases
Some qualifying family members may be able to pursue wrongful death damages if their loved one passed away after a Savannah car accident, per O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2. Wrongful death damages may include funeral and burial costs, loss of income, and the costs of medical care your loved one needed prior to passing away.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers also handles wrongful death cases, and we invite you to call our firm to discuss your loved one’s accident with a member of the staff today. We can explain how the state’s wrongful death statutes apply in your wrongful death accident case.
The Statute of Limitations in Traffic Accident Cases
Georgia’s statute of limitations on personal injuries, O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, applies in car accident cases. This statute generally gives you up to two years to file a personal injury lawsuit with the appropriate court. Missing this timeline could prevent you from suing and holding the at-fault motorist responsible for their negligence.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers recommends that you talk to a member of our staff as soon as your injuries are stable. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin working on your case.
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Discuss Your Case With a Member of Our Team
We understand that the aftermath of a car accident can be a frustrating and uncertain time. When you partner with a Savannah improper lane changes accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers on your case, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal work on your behalf. We will be available to answer your questions, provide legal advice, and update you on your case.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 today to speak to a member of our team who can evaluate the merits of your Savannah personal injury car accident case.
We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee basis. In this type of arrangement, there are no up-front fees, and you will not pay us attorney fees unless and until you receive a financial payout in a settlement offer or court award.