Auto Accidents Caused by Improper Turns

October 21, 2017 — by Mark T. Flickinger, JD
Tags: Auto Accidents

A car with its front end destroyed in an auto accident caused by an improper turnAuto accidents can occur due to any number of causes. However, when they are caused by someone’s negligent actions, the result is almost always the same: innocent people are needlessly injured or tragically killed. At the law firm of Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, our experienced personal injury attorneys provide exceptional legal representation to the injured victims of negligence and their families, helping them to obtain the compensation they deserve to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other losses and expenses related to their accidents.

One of the most common causes of auto accidents is improper turns made by other drivers. These turns may be the result of reckless driving, ignorance of the law, drunk or otherwise impaired driving, or simple poor judgment, but it ultimately doesn’t matter. What matters is that the victims of such auto accidents are properly compensated for their injuries. Through their experience in handling cases involving auto accidents and improper turns in the Salt Lake City, UT region, our personal injury attorneys are able to present the strongest cases possible on behalf of auto accident victims.

If you or a member of your family has been injured in an auto accident caused by a driver who made an improper turn, or if you have tragically lost a family member in such an accident, please contact Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton today for an evaluation of your case.

What Is an “Improper Turn”?

An improper turn refers to any turn that violates the rules of the road, thereby putting other motorists at risk of harm. It can also refer to a turn that, while it technically does not violate the rules of the road, was not safe to execute at the time it was made. For example, while it may be legal to make a left turn at a given intersection when the traffic light is green and the driver yields to oncoming traffic, it would be an improper turn if the oncoming traffic was too heavy to allow the safe execution of such a turn.

Common Examples of Improper Turns

Improper turns can take several possible forms. The most common examples of improper turns include:

  • Right turns at red lights when there are signs clearly stating, “No Turn on Red”
  • Turning the wrong way onto a one-way street
  • Executing a turn into oncoming traffic without properly yielding
  • Left turns at red lights
  • Executing turns without first signaling that turn, whether by hand or through the use of electronic turn signals
  • Making an illegal U-turn
  • Making a turn from the incorrect lane
  • Not fully stopping at a stop sign before executing a turn
  • Not properly yielding at a yield sign before executing a turn
  • Turning without the right of way
  • Otherwise turning in a manner that poses dangers to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorists

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