Left-Turn Accidents


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Left turn accidents are some of the most common traffic collisions that are often blamed on the driver making the left-hand turn. Maneuvering a vehicle to a left turn can be risky as a driver making a left must have to make a quick assessment about the speed of oncoming vehicles and whether the other drivers on the opposite lane will obey the necessary traffic rules.

California Left Turn Laws

California traffic laws clearly state that the car making the left turn must wait until it can safely complete the turn before moving in front of oncoming traffic. The damage on a vehicle will also be on the side of the other driver during a left turn accident. In most instances, the damage on your car makes it nearly impossible for the negligent driver to allege that the accident happened in some way other than during a left turn.

Proving Fault in Left-Hand Turn Accident

California law requires the driver of a left-turning vehicle to yield the right of way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction and to make the appropriate signal before making the turn when it is safe to do so. This rule has led insurance companies to assume that the injured driver of a left-turning vehicle is responsible for a collision with a non-left turning vehicle.

If you sustained injuries in a left-turning accident, proving that the other vehicle was at fault can be difficult without the assistance of an experienced auto accident attorney.

Your lawyer can establish that the other motorist caused the left-turn accident if:

  • The other driver ran a red light or was speeding, causing the left-hand turn accident
  • Blood tests show that the other driver was driving under the influence of alcohol or intoxicants at the time of the accident
  • If the other motorist broke traffic laws such as by failing to yield the right of way or the other driver did not have a valid driver’s license at the time of the accident

In a more complex left-turning accident, a skilled lawyer can gather evidence showing that the driver making the left-hand turn had sufficient time to maneuver his vehicle but an obstacle along his path compelled him to stop in the intersection.

Our Encino Car Accident Lawyers Are Here to Help You

At Binder Law Group, PLC, our Encino left turn accident lawyers to have over 40 years of experience, helping injured clients prove that their left-turning accidents were due to the negligence of the other drivers. Our attorneys are prepared to fight for your right to receive the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and damages before insurance companies and if necessary, before a jury.

Contact Us Today

Our experienced Encino car accident attorneys are prepared to immediate steps on your behalf in order to ensure you obtain the maximum possible compensation for your medical bills, property damage, and suffering.

Contact Binder Law Group, PLC online using the form on this page or call us today at (818) 740-7667 to schedule your free initial consultation.

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