Picture this scenario: you are driving the speed limit and keeping your eyes on the road when suddenly, without signaling, the driver to your right changes into your lane. Before you can react, he crashes into you. As a result, you wind up suffering a long-term injury that keeps you away from work and you are left wondering how you will afford to pay your medical bills.
At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton in Provo, UT, we have handled many cases involving auto accidents and improper lane changes. Victims of auto accidents may be able to obtain compensation to cover their expenses.
Improper lane changes leave drivers with no time to react and no room to avoid an accident. Typically, improper lane change accidents happen when:
Many factors play a role in the outcome of an improper lane change accident, such as the speed at which you and the other driver were going, whether or not you and the other driver were wearing seatbelts, and what type of car you and the other driver were in. Outcomes of improper lane change accidents often include:
In Utah, drivers are required to purchase personal injury protection (PIP) to cover medical bills, lost wages, and any other expense incurred as a result of an accident. However, PIP only covers $3,000. Provided the accident resulted in medical expenses in excess of $3,000, death, dismemberment, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement, you meet the threshold to file a claim for damages.
While the court cannot fix your injury, they can order that the responsible party pay you money for their wrongdoing. At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, we will assess your individual needs and present the facts to make sure you receive the money you need.
An auto accident can cause lasting physical, emotional, and financial pain. If you are a victim in an improper lane change accident, do not settle for less than you are owed. Our experienced attorneys at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton will work on your behalf to ensure that you receive adequate compensation to cover your losses. To learn more, visit us online or call (801) 370-0505 today to schedule a free initial consultation.