Improper Lane Changes Take Lives Every Year: We Can Help You
Every fatal car accident is a tragedy. The fact that so many of these accidents are preventable is another tragedy of its own. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we have seen so many car accident cases and most of them were preventable if all involved parties had simply followed the law and safety protocol. For example, people die every year because of drivers making improper lane changes.
If you have been injured in a car accident that was the result of someone making an improper lane change, then we urge you to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation. If you have lost a loved one in this type of accident, then we further encourage you to call. We can help you get the financial justice you deserve.
There are many types of unsafe lane changes
Unsafe changers are those in which a driver gets into a lane quickly and either hits another vehicle or creates a situation that is dangerous for other vehicles around them. It may happen when a vehicle is moving from one lane to another, or when a driver is entering the interstate from a ramp. There are a number of behaviors that can be involved in improper lane changes including:
- Not using a turn signal
- Not looking to see if there was a vehicle in the next lane
- Misjudging how fast a vehicle in an adjacent lane was going
- Not checking blind spots before changing lanes
- Being distracted while driving
- Driving aggressively
- Falling asleep behind the wheel
- Trying to change lanes at an intersection
Any of the above behaviors can lead to a serious accident.
The law regarding unsafe lane changes
California Vehicle Codes states that a driver cannot legally change lanes or turn until it is safe for them to take such action. Drivers are also required to use their turn signals. If a driver does not follow these laws, then there may be a number of additional laws broken.
Potential consequences of improper lane changes
When a car changes lanes improperly, they can cause other drivers on the road to lose control of their vehicles or hit other vehicles. These accidents can result in serious injuries including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, fractures, head injuries, paralysis, and even death. When a person believes that it is not a big deal to make a “minor” mistake when lane changing, they should consider the potential seriousness of their actions.
Contact us today if you have been injured in a vehicle accident
If you have been involved in a vehicle accident in which you were injured then you should consult with a personal injury attorney. You can easily reach Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas by calling 909-982-0707 and requesting a free legal consultation. We will go over the case and let you know what your reasonable next steps should be.