If a driver made an improper lane change and caused you to sustain painful injuries, you might be entitled to receive compensation from them for your damages. A Forest City improper lane change accident lawyer can help you build a personal injury claim or lawsuit and pursue compensation for you.
If you have questions about pursuing compensation in a personal injury claim or lawsuit, feel free to speak with a team member from our law firm. Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, provides free case evaluations to help prospective clients understand their legal options. Contact us today to learn if your car accident and resulting injuries entitle you to take civil action. Call (828) 286-3866 now.
An Improper Lane Change Can Result in Severe Injuries
Signaling when changing lanes is not only required, but it is also a necessary signal to alert other motorists about a driver’s intentions. If a driver fails to signal or obey other standard traffic laws, it can lead to serious and even deadly consequences.
According to the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV), more than 63,000 crashes occurred throughout North Carolina in 2018 due to improper lane departures. Of those crashes, more than 30,000 resulted in injuries, and 754 resulted in fatalities.
If a driver improperly changes lanes and seriously injures you as a result of their negligence, the impact of the crash could take a physical, financial, and emotional toll on your life afterward. The injuries you experienced may require surgeries, involve disfigurement, or prevent you from returning to a career you enjoyed. In some cases, a traffic accident can result in death.
If this happened to you, you can hire a Forest City improper lane change accident lawyer to help you during this stressful time. Your lawyer may handle your case’s paperwork, investigation, and negotiations. Contact Farmer & Morris, PLLC, now for a free case evaluation at (828) 286-3866.
How Improper Lane Changes Happen
Maintaining control of a vehicle requires focus and skill. When a driver engages in activities that impair these two abilities, the results may become hazardous to road users nearby.
Dangerous driver behaviors include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Aggressive driving
When a driver inhibits their driving, whether by substances or negligence, they might leave their lane without warning or realizing and cause an accident.
The Dangers of Aggressive Driving
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, aggressive driving can include the following behaviors:
- Blocking a driver from entering their lane
- Passing a vehicle, only to cut in front of it and slow down purposefully
If the driver who caused your accident injuries lost control of their vehicle due to an improper lane change, contact us. Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, may be able to help you fight to hold them accountable for your damages.
Rising Medical Costs Demands Fair Compensation
According to Investopedia, medical costs continue to climb due to current government policies and health care industry changes. As such, if you sustained a serious injury from a traffic accident that requires extensive medical care, you may be wondering how to pay for your medical expenses.
There is no way to predict the outcome of your claim and lawsuit. However, your lawyer may be able to fight for you to receive compensation for the following damages:
- Current and future medical costs
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Do Not Speak with Insurance Adjusters without Legal Representation
Speaking with an insurance adjuster without legal representation places you at risk for accepting less than you might be entitled to collect. Insurance adjusters may contact you after your accident to offer you a settlement. However, this initial offer might not factor in the total extent of your losses or losses you might have in the future because of your injuries.
Accepting a settlement offer on your own settles your claim. This prevents you from pursuing legal action later, should your condition worsen. Your case will be closed once you decide to accept a settlement offer.
Having a lawyer may allow you to calculate an accurate value for your claim or lawsuit so that you do not accept a settlement offer that will not cover your damages fairly.
Types of Evidence That May Help Your Case
The types of evidence that may help your case may include the official police report, photographs of the accident scene and your injuries, medical evidence regarding your injuries, and more.
Any information regarding how to contact witnesses may also be helpful for your lawyer. If several people stopped to assist you and witnessed the accident, check your smartphone and your belongings for their contact information.
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, Is Here to Help You
The days and weeks following a serious car accident can be overwhelming and confusing. Hiring a Forest City improper lane change accident lawyer to help with your case may release some of your stress so that you can focus on your recovery.
A sudden and improper lane change by another driver might leave you with little to no time to react. If you experienced life-changing injuries or lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a careless driver, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for the damages and losses you incurred.
State laws are strict regarding time limits for filing your case. At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we can ensure your case meets all court requirements and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. If we must take your case to trial, filing your case on time is imperative for pursuing compensation.
Do not miss your chance at potentially receiving compensation for your losses. Contact us today for a free case evaluation at (828) 286-3866.