Improper Turn Accident Lawyer

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Improper turns are a common cause of minor fender benders but also regularly cause serious accidents and injuries. Sadly, injury victims must often face unreasonable insurance companies that seek to pay them below what they deserve or nothing at all.

That is where we come in. At the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, we consistently secure offers that are double, triple, or even quadruple the initial proposals from insurance companies. For over three decades, Texas injury victims have confidently put their claims in our hands and have gotten the justice they deserve.

Our car accident lawyers know how to hold insurance company adjusters accountable for every compensable dollar they owe. We are ready to meet with you in our office, at your home, or anywhere else. Contact us promptly to get started on the road to compensation.

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Improper Turns in Traffic

Executing a turn in traffic requires most — if not all — of a driver’s attention and care. Depending on the situation, a turn may involve numerous members of traffic, including other cars, motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Done improperly, a turn in traffic has a high probability of causing a serious accident.

When executing a turn, a driver must at least:

  • Signal using blinkers or hand and arm signals
  • Slow to an appropriate speed or stop when appropriate
  • Wait for oncoming traffic when turning left
  • Wait for pedestrians (if applicable) when turning right

Failure to do any of these and other actions is in the very least negligence and a strong basis for compensation in the event of an accident.

Types of Accidents Caused by Improper Turns

Improper turns can cause a number of different types of accidents. Each is capable of causing years of pain and suffering and loss of income for victims.

T-Bone Accidents

T-bone accidents are a typical result of improper left turns. A negligent driver might slam into the side of a vehicle while turning left, striking it at about a 90-degree angle, or a T. Conversely, the driver might get “T-boned” as they execute the left turn. In both instances, the driver fails to consider oncoming traffic.

Pedestrian Crossing Accidents

Pedestrian crossing accidents occur when a driver makes a bad right turn. In many cases, the driver simply fails to look out for pedestrians. In other cases, the driver may be inebriated, or visibility may be too low for the speed they are going.

Multiple-Car Crashes

In many instances, improper turns lead to crashes involving multiple vehicles. These cases often take place at busy intersections, be they in a city or on the highway.

Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions as the result of an improper turn often occur when a driver turns the wrong way onto a one-way street.

Proving Liability in an Improper Turn Accident

In Texas, car accident victims must build a case that shows the defendant to be liable for at least 50% of their injuries and property damage. Evidence must show that the allegedly liable driver has indeed driven negligently. Depending on the circumstances, negligence in an improper turn crash could be established by:

  • Traffic and surveillance cam footage
  • Photographic evidence
  • Police and accident reports
  • Witness statements
  • Accident recreation data
  • Expert witness testimony

Negligence is more easily established in some cases than in others. In every case, insurance companies look to find any hole they can to devalue accident victims’ claims. Unwary claimants unknowingly agree to compensation payouts far below what they should receive. Our car accident lawyers, however, hold adjusters accountable for what they know to be proper payouts.

Improper Turn Accident Compensation

If an improper turn accident has caused you harm, you may be entitled to:

  • Compensation for medical and hospital treatment
  • Lost-wage compensation, past and future
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering compensation

At the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, we pursue every form of allowable compensation, ensuring that proper damages calculations are made for every compensable loss our clients have suffered.

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If you have been injured in an improper turn accident, the traffic accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, are ready to help you potentially access multiple times more compensation than the insurance company has offered. With our team representing you, you will never have to settle for less. Contact Us to schedule a free consultation today.

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