A South Fulton improper lane changes accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you pursue financial recovery if you were hurt in a car accident caused by another driver’s improper lane change. We may be able to build a case to hold the negligent driver responsible and secure a payout on your behalf.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can review the facts of your accident and discuss your legal options in a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team. Call (404) 888-8888 today to get started. We may be able to take your case on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front payment necessary.
Improper Lane Changes Are Dangerous and Can Cause Serious Accident Injuries
Georgia law addresses the proper way motorists should make lane changes or pass on roads. Both O.C.G.A. § 40-6-48 and O.C.G.A. § 40-6-42 designate when and where a driver can change lanes or pass, whether they are on a two-lane roadway or a multi-lane highway.
Violations of these statutes can lead to car accidents in a number of ways. This includes:
- Changing lanes without ensuring the adjacent lane is clear
- Changing lanes when there is signage directing drivers not to
- Driving in a turn lane
- Passing on the shoulder
- Passing on a double yellow line
- Passing when it is not safe to do so
Any time a driver changes lanes when or where it is not allowed, or without first checking to see that it is safe to do so, there is a risk that they may cause an accident. Under Georgia’s fault-based traffic accident laws, they may be responsible for the bodily harm, property damage, and other financial losses of the victims of the accident they caused.
If you believe an improper lane change caused your South Fulton accident, the team from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you navigate the insurance claims or lawsuit process. Call (404) 888-8888 today for your free case review.
For a free legal consultation with a improper lane changes accidents lawyer serving South Fulton, call (404) 888-8888
Working With Bader Scott Injury Lawyers on Your Case
If there is evidence to show the other driver made an improper lane change and caused your accident, a South Fulton improper lane changes accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you file your claim and seek financial recovery in settlement negotiations or on trial.
We can gather evidence to show fault in your improper lane changes accident case. This may include:
- The police report
- Witness statements
- Video or photos
- Survey of the scene
- Accident reconstruction expert data
In some cases, the at-fault driver or their insurance team may claim you caused the accident or shared fault in the accident.
Under Georgia’s comparative negligence law, shared fault does not bar you from recovering compensation, but it may reduce the possible value of your case based on the percentage of fault you share, up to 49%. If you are more than 49% at-fault, you may not be able to recover compensation from the other driver.
If this happens in your case, we can argue against their accusations with evidence that demonstrates the fault of the responsible party.
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Recoverable Damages in an Improper Lane Changes Accident Claim
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers generally pursues compensation for our clients by filing an auto liability insurance claim and demanding the other driver’s carrier pay a fair settlement to cover your accident-related expenses and other damages. If the insurer does not negotiate a settlement that compensates you fairly based on our evidence, we may take your case to trial.
Recoverable damages from an insurance settlement or court award may include:
- Medical treatment and related expenses
- Lost income and benefits
- Property damages, including your vehicle repair or replacement
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other intangible losses
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can gather evidence that demonstrates the value of your damages, including medical bills and testimony from medical experts about the future costs of your treatment.
The Statute of Limitations on Your Case
Per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you generally have two years from the date of your car accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia. You must act before this deadline, or you could lose your right to file a lawsuit to hold the negligent driver liable in court.
Some circumstances could alter the legal deadlines in your case. A representative of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can discuss how the statute of limitations affects your case when you call.
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A South Fulton improper lane changes accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you recover a payout for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We believe that if another driver’s negligence caused your accident and injuries, you should not have to go into debt to cover the related costs.
When you work with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, our firm can handle the legal deadlines, paperwork, and communications in your case so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. We offer representation on a contingency-fee-basis, where our clients do not pay our attorney unless they receive a settlement offer or court award in their case.
You can learn more about your options for pursuing justice by speaking with a member of the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team today. We offer complimentary consultations for all Atlanta-area car accident victims. Call (404) 888-8888 to get started today.