An unsafe lane change is generally considered to be the act of a motorist that moves from their existing lane on a roadway into another lane without indicating or signaling that they are about to change lanes - thereby endangering other motorists in the process.
In most instances, the at-fault driver also does not look for other vehicles surrounding them before the lane change, with can then place unsuspecting drivers and riders in a very precarious situation. Many of these unsafe practices are the result of aggressive or negligent drivers that are either oblivious to other motorists or too inconsiderate of them to the point where they risking the lives of other motorists so that they can change lanes.
Understandably, should an accident result from these dangerous driving practices, the resulting injuries can be life-changing for all parties involved.
If you or someone you love have been involved in an auto accident that was caused by another driver performing an unsafe lane change, the injury victims may be able to recover compensation for their injuries - which can include medical and rehabilitation costs, property loss, lost wages and pain and suffering. Contact one of our reputable personal injury lawyers today for a free legal consultation.
Causes Of Dangerous Lane Changing
It's important to note that not all dangerous vehicle moves on our roads are the direct result of an impatient or reckless driver. There can be a variety of reasons why some drivers are forced to make a quick lane change.
Some of these include:
- road debris (tire tread, mechanical parts, cargo and other related items)
- unseen accident (in foggy or bad driving conditions)
- oil spill on the road
- pot holes or bad roads forcing the driver to lose control
- medical problems (heart attack, stroke, panic attack)
- animal on the road
- rushing to a hospital
.... just to name a few.
However, keeping the above points in mind, most instances of drivers changing lanes in a dangerous manner is the result of impatient or reckless drivers that are often speeding when the incident takes place.
Consequences Of Unsafe Lane Changing
Due to the unexpected nature of this type of driving maneuver, many other motorists instinctively try to avoid the other driver by swerving out of the way or applying the brakes of their vehicle in an emergency fashion.
The result of these actions often then endangers other motorists who are forced into a situation that they need to react very quickly to.
Consequently, if a vehicle loses control or fails to avoid the driver that is changing lanes, a serious accident can occur which may result in:
- rear end collisions
- rollover wrecks
- side impact accidents
- front end accidents
Needless to say, the resulting injuries can be life changing, which the associated medical and treatment costs simply being unobtainable for many accident victims.
Some potential injuries may include:
- traumatic brain injury
- broken bones
- burn injuries
- facial damage
- internal injuries
As with any driving-related activity, it's important for drivers to ensure that they are alert and aware of their surroundings so that in the event of an unexpected lane change, they are able to best handle the situation.
Auto Accident? Contact Our Accident Attorney Today
As a result of the irregular actions of a reckless driver, there are some instances that being involved in a serious auto collision is unavoidable. If you or someone you love have been the victim of this type of accident, that victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their injuries.
Here at Gordon & Doner, we strongly believe that negligent driver must be held liable and accountable for their actions and having obtained excellent results in verdicts and settlements for thousands of our clients, we have the experience and determination to fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation.
With our primary office located in Palm Beach Florida, we proudly provide legal counsel to victims throughout Florida, including:
- Fort Lauderdale
- Pembroke Pines
- Boca Raton
- Boynton Beach
- West Palm Beach
.... and many other towns and cities throughout the state.
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