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Unsafe Lane Change Accidents

Sometimes the smallest mistakes on the road can lead to some of the worst car accidents. This is particularly true when drivers make unsafe lane changes. There are many behaviors that can lead to unsafe lane changes, including failing to check a blind spot or use a turn signals. Regardless of what caused the accident, when these crashes occur, it can cause surrounding vehicles to lose control and result in extremely serious injuries. A San Francisco car accident lawyer can help accident victims claim compensation for their injuries.

What Causes of Unsafe Lane Change Accidents?

Any time a motorist moves into a lane too quickly, it can result in a lane change accident if another vehicle is already in the lane. Although many people may think these crashes only happen when a driver is trying to move from one lane to another, these accidents are also fairly common on highway entrance and exit ramps. No matter where they happen, there are some common causes of lane change accidents in San Francisco. Most of these causes are due to a driver’s negligence, including:

  • Failure to use turn signal while changing lanes
  • Failure to check blind spots to see vehicles in adjacent lanes
  • Incorrectly judging the speed of a vehicle in a nearby lane
  • Changing lanes in the middle of an intersection
  • Distracted driving
  • Road rage
  • Two vehicles margining into the same lane at the same time

Lane change accidents do not always only involve two vehicles. Sometimes when two vehicles collide in a lane change accident, it causes at least one to move out of the lane and crash into a third or subsequent vehicles. If you have been involved in any kind of lane change accident, even as a third party, a car accident attorney in San Francisco can help you pursue compensation for your injuries.

Injuries Resulting From Unsafe Lane Change Accidents

Unsafe lane change accidents often cause the vehicles involved to roll over. When they do, drivers can lose control of their vehicles. For this reason, even when the vehicles are not traveling at great speeds, these crashes can cause serious injuries. The most common include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Multiple broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Crushing injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Paralysis
  • Death

These injuries require extensive treatment and leave accident victims with costly medical bills. Those injured also usually have no way to pay their medical bills, as they typically cannot return to work right away. A San Francisco car accident lawyer can help accident victims claim compensation for their injuries. When family members have tragically lost someone due to an unsafe lane change accident, they can also file a wrongful death claim to recover their losses such as the loss of comfort and support of their loved one.

Need Help with Your Claim?

If you have been in an unsafe lane change accident, or have lost a loved one, you need the help of a car accident attorney in San Francisco. At Willoughby Brod, LLP, we know how devastating these crashes are, and that they leave victims immobile and in extreme pain. We also know there is compensation available, and we want to help you get it. To recover the full amount of compensation you deserve, call us today at (800) 427-7020 to schedule a free consultation so we can get started on your case.

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