Left Turn/Failure to Yield Accidents
Left turn car accidents cause some of the most devastating injuries we see. This is because, from the perspective of the vehicle going straight, the collision is usually head-on. In addition, these accidents happen very suddenly and there is usually little or no time to take evasive measures. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a left turn collision that was not your fault, it may benefit you to hire a Jacksonville car accident attorney as soon as possible. At The Lawrence Law Group, we are committed to helping victims of failure to yield accidents pursue the compensation that they need to return their lives to normal.Claims Based on a Left Turn or Failure to Yield Accidents
Pursuant to Florida Statute § 316.122, a driver of a vehicle intending to make a left turn within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway must yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction or any vehicle lawfully passing on the left of the turning vehicle, if it is within the intersection or so close that it constitutes an immediate hazard.
Florida Statute § 316.151 also governs left turns at intersections. A driver of a vehicle intending to make a left turn at any intersection must approach the intersection in the furthest left lane. After entering the intersection, the left turn must be made so that the driver leaves the intersection in a lane lawfully available to traffic moving in that direction upon the roadway being entered.
Left turn accidents may happen for a number of reasons, such as traveling too fast, distracted driving, failing to yield the right of way, failing to obey traffic laws, poor visibility, and more. If you were injured due to a driver’s improper left turn or failure to yield, you may be able to receive compensation by establishing that the driver was negligent. To show this, your attorney would need to provide evidence that the driver failed to make a proper left turn or failed to yield when they were required to do so under the law, and this failure was a proximate cause of the crash and your resulting injuries.
Under Florida law, an auto accident victim can recover damages, including past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, past and future lost wages and benefits, and property damage. Each case is different, and it is important to retain an attorney who is experienced in car accident cases who can prove the full scope of your losses.Contact a Jacksonville Attorney Following a Failure to Yield Accident
Victims who have been injured in a left turn accident caused by someone else’s negligence should promptly explore their legal options. At The Lawrence Law Group, our Jacksonville lawyers can evaluate the circumstances of your case and provide you with a thorough assessment of a potential claim. We represent injured people in many areas of Northeast Florida, including communities in Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Flagler, Putnam, Brevard, Baker, Nassau, Union, Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton, Jefferson, Volusia, and Alachua Counties. For a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision lawyer, call us at 904-632-0077 or contact us online.