Auto Accidents and Improper Lane Changes Can Cause Severe injury

By Mark T. Flickinger, JD on June 09, 2017

Auto Accidents and Improper Lane ChangesIt is not uncommon for auto accidents to occur as the result of an improper or unsafe lane change, especially in overly populated areas, such as Salt Lake City County. Auto accidents can happen quickly and usually occur when you least expect them. A car accident can lead to severe injury, loss of income, and costly medical bills. Choosing a trustworthy law firm to handle your case allows you to receive adequate compensation. Our attorneys at Flickinger, Sutterfield & Boulton, PC are extremely qualified at handling auto accidents and improper lane changes for clients in the Provo, UT, area.

What Is Considered an Improper Lane Change?

As one of the leading causes of auto accidents, improper lane changes occur daily and can be the result of a variety of reasons, including:

  • Failing to properly signal or use your blinker when making a lane change
  • Moving into another lane in order to avoid debris on the road
  • Driving distracted or drunk and inadvertently drifting into a nearby lane
  • Failing to check mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes
  • Moving into the same lane simultaneously as another car
  • Moving into a nearby turn lane as both you and another driver are turning
  • Making an illegal turn
  • Driving recklessly and causing another driver to hit you from behind

Common Injuries from Improper Lane Changes

The type of injury varies from client to client and will depend on a variety of factors, such as the type of car you were driving, how fast you and the other car were driving, environmental factors, and whether seatbelts were used. Common injuries suffered as a result of improper lane changes include:

  • Broken bones
  • Head and facial injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Lacerations and contusions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Death

Meeting with an Attorney

If you proceed with us, one of our lawyers will open an investigation to prove who is at fault. This will involve reviewing the appropriate documentation, such as doctor’s notes, police reports, and images, to ensure maximum compensation is received. Although insurance companies help cover some costs, they don’t always provide adequate coverage, especially if the driver at fault does not have insurance.

Our lawyers will ensure you receive maximum compensation to cover your injuries, past and future medical bills, property damage, home health care, and lost earnings and wages. When injury is severe and has resulted in paralysis, you may be able to seek compensation for house renovations to make your home wheelchair friendly. In cases where a fatality has occurred, our lawyers can also seek compensation for pain and suffering for the affected family.

Contact Us Today

If you have been injured as a result of an improper lane change and do not believe you have received adequate coverage from the insurance companies, it may be time to seek help from a personal injury lawyer. We offer free, no-obligation consultations for interested clients and there are no attorney fees unless you are awarded compensation. To schedule your consultation, contact our law firm today online or by calling (801) 370-0505.

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