A Savannah improper turns accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you seek justice and recover compensation if you were hurt by another driver who made an improper turn. We help accident victims in Savannah in both settlement negotiations and personal injury lawsuits.
To learn more about our services, how our contingency-fee policy works, or to get started with a free case evaluation with a member of our team, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers now by dialing (404) 888-8888.
Improper Turns Are a Common Cause of Intersection Accidents
Savannah’s grid-like layout is easy to navigate and may mean making fewer turns than you might in most cities. However, when other drivers do not follow the rules of the road when turning, it can increase the risk of an accident occurring. “Improper turns” can mean several things, but generally refers to a driver who fails to follow all the necessary traffic laws relating to turns. This could include:
- Stopping fully at a red light before turning right
- Yielding the right-of-way in a left turn, as required under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-71
- Turning from the nearest lane, or using a turn lane when provided
- Using your turn signal
Traffic laws establish a duty for a driver to do something or not to do something. This is important because having this duty is the first thing we need to prove in order to show that the driver acted negligently and is liable for your accident injuries and losses. Once we know they had a duty to, say, yield the right-of-way to you at a green light, we can show they failed to wait for you to pass, not upholding that duty.
Then, we can tie your accident and injuries to this careless and reckless action, effectively building a case to demonstrate negligence. Negligence is the basis for personal injury law.
For a free legal consultation with a improper turns accidents lawyer serving Savannah, call (404) 888-8888
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Fights to Protect Our Clients’ Rights
A Savannah improper turns accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers understands that suffering injuries in a car accident is very stressful. You may be worried about your recovery, making ends meet, filing an insurance claim, and ensuring you have a ride to your next doctor’s appointment.
We believe you should be able to focus on your treatment and overcoming the physical and emotional damages right now. For this reason, you can count on our team to protect your rights, handle all communication with the insurance carriers, and seek compensation for all of your losses.
To learn more about how Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to develop a case against the driver who hit you and hold them responsible for your losses, call (404) 888-8888 today. A member of our team is standing by to take your call and answer your questions.
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Recovering Damages in an Improper Turn Case
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we always take the time to calculate a fair settlement range before we file a claim and begin settlement negotiations with an insurance company representing a negligent driver.
If we are able to present them with a strong case showing their policyholder caused your accident and that you suffered significant injuries, they may opt to settle out of court. If they do not agree to a fair settlement offer, however, we can take your case to trial.
The damages we can seek to recover compensation for in this type of case may include:
- Medical bills for treatment and related care, including hospitalization and transportation
- Lost income from the time away from work
- Reduced ability to earn
- Damages to your car
- Rental car costs
- Damages to other personal property
- Documented expenses related to your accident or injury
- Pain and suffering damages
- Additional intangible damages
Wrongful Death Damages
In some cases, victims of improper turns accidents do not survive their injuries or suffer complications they cannot recover from. When this occurs, O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2 allows certain family members to pursue damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can explain these damages and may be able to help you secure a settlement or verdict in your wrongful death case.
Statute of Limitations Apply in Georgia Car Accident Cases
Under O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, victims generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia. There are some circumstances that could affect this deadline. Failure to take action before the time limit is up in your case could mean that your lawsuit is dismissed.
Because we may only have two years to take the steps necessary to file a lawsuit in your case, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers asks that you let us know about your case as soon as possible after your accident. As long as we know about your case in time to do so, we will ensure you meet this and any other deadlines. We can protect your right to hold the at-fault motorist responsible, including filing court documents in advance of the cut-off time.
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A Savannah improper turns accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to take on your injury accident case, pursuing compensation and seeking to hold the liable driver legally accountable.
To learn if you qualify, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers now at (404) 888-8888 for a complimentary evaluation of your case with a member of our team. We present clients on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front payments required.