Car accidents can cause serious damages, including bodily injuries, emotional distress, and mounting financial burdens.
When a person recklessly makes a left-hand turn, it can cause life changing injuries for which victims deserve to be fairly compensated. At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, our attorneys offer legal aid to those who have been injured in a left-hand turn accident in the Provo, UT area. If you have been injured in a car accident, we invite you to contact our attorneys to learn more about your legal options.
When making a left-hand turn, drivers do not have to yield to others if there is a left turn arrow. If there is no left turn arrow, drivers wishing to make a left at a green light must wait until there is no oncoming traffic, pedestrians, or cyclists, or the oncoming traffic is far enough away to allow for safe turning.
If there is no traffic light, drivers making left hand turns must give the right of way to oncoming traffic, including pedestrians and cyclists.
At four way stops, the driver who arrived at the stop first should be given the right of way, even if the person wants to make a left turn.
Because many left-hand turns occur where drivers turning left need to yield to oncoming traffic, it stands to reason that a large number of left-hand turn accidents are caused by the driver making the turn. While many left-hand turn accidents are caused by the turning driver, this is not always the case.
There are a few scenarios in which a driver making a left-hand turn may not be at fault for an accident, such as:
If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important to have an experienced car accident attorney on your side. At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, our attorneys will work on your behalf to secure the maximum compensation for your injuries and property damage. To schedule a time for a case review, please call our team at (801) 370-0505.