Motor vehicle accidents are always an unwelcome occurrence. Whether they are serious or minor, they can cause much undue anxiety, trauma, and injuries in your life.
You may be driving to work or running an errand when suddenly someone makes an improper lane change and strikes your vehicle. The damages can be significant, depending on the speed of the vehicles and other factors. It can also shake you up quite a bit too.
If you were hurt in this type of accident, an Andrew improper lane changes lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to set things straight. Our lawyers are dedicated to fighting hard for our clients. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
If money is a concern, rest assured that we work on a contingency fee basis, so you will not pay us attorney fees unless and until you are awarded a settlement offer or a payout in court.
Begin the journey today by getting in touch with a representative of Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers. We are standing by now, waiting to take your call and go over the details of your case in a free, no-obligation consultation. Call our office at (337) 777-7777 to get started.
Types of Improper Lane Changes
An improper lane change by another vehicle can catch even a careful driver off guard and result in a variety of accident types. There are many laws detailing the rules for changing lanes on the road. Any time a driver violates these laws and creates an accident, they may be liable for the damages they cause.
Some common types of improper lane changes include:
Changing Lanes without Using a Turn Signal
Sometimes people get in a hurry and quickly switch lanes without notifying other drivers. However, if someone else is changing at the same time, and they were using their signal, then the party not using it may be liable for causing the accident.
Changing Lanes in the Middle of an Intersection
In many situations, when you go through an intersection, you must stay in your lane. You cannot switch to a different lane in these instances. If someone does so, it could affect how a person who is turning left times their turn and cause an accident.
Changing Lanes on a Double White Line
In some locations, there is a double white line. It may be on a bridge or in a tunnel. Sometimes it could be on a curvy, mountainous road. The point of the double line is to notify drivers not to change lanes in those areas because it could be dangerous. If someone does so, then they may be at fault.
Louisiana traffic law spells out additional lane-changing rules for passing on the left in RS 32:76.
If you have been injured because of another driver’s carelessness, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to support you. To discuss your case for free with a member of our team, call us at (337) 777-7777 today.
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Making a Case for Compensation
When you hire an Andrew improper lane changes lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we can make a case for you that the other party is responsible for paying for your damages.
Your lawyer can handle pertinent tasks in your case, such as:
- Gathering eyewitness accounts
- Getting photos from the accident if available
- Hiring accident reconstruction experts to make statements in your defense
- Collecting medical records about your injuries
- Producing income reports that show how much money you lost
- Negotiating with the other party’s insurance company for a fair settlement
- Filing all relevant paperwork with the court
- Representing you on trial if necessary
During this time, your lawyer can also communicate with involved parties on your behalf, so you can have space from the legal proceedings to focus on your recovery.
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Damages from an Improper Lane Change Accident
Any time someone makes an improper lane change, serious consequences can arise. From getting sideswiped and rolling over to getting pushed into a concrete wall, the damages in these types of accidents can range from serious to life-threatening.
Although each case is different, the following damages may be recoverable in an improper lane change accident:
- Ambulance fees and emergency room treatment
- Medical care, including all follow-up treatment and estimated future costs
- Lost wages for the time you had to miss from work while recovering
- Reduced earning capability
- Property damage
- Emotional trauma, including anxiety and PTSD
- Pain and suffering
There may be other recoverable damages you suffered in addition to the ones listed here.
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A Time Limit on Your Ability to Sue
If you are considering taking legal action for your injuries, you should know that Louisiana generally imposes a one-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits, per CC 3492. There may be circumstances that alter this deadline, but if you allow this time limit to expire without taking legal action, it could mean that your case gets dismissed.
A representative of Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can discuss what specific deadlines pertain to your case when you call in for a free consultation.
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Get Started with a Lawyer
An Andrew improper lane changes lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to take over your case as soon as you hire us. We understand the physical and financial stress you may be going through, which is why we offer representation on a contingency fee basis.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers invites you to call (337) 777-7777 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our team.