Left turn accidents are a very common type of intersection accident and they are some of the deadliest because they are a setup for a T-bone collision. The driver who is making the left-hand turn is most often at fault, so typically presumed to be to blame for the accident. If you were hurt while making a left turn, you’ll have to work extra hard to prove that the other driver was at fault, but it can be done, with the help of an experienced auto accident attorney.
Common Causes of Left Turn Accidents
Some of the common mistakes causes of left turn accidents include:
- Misjudgment of the other driver’s speed
- Miscalculating the distance cross the intersection
- Obstructed view
- Driving into blind spots
- Failure to signal
- Failure to observe right-of-way
If You Were Hurt as the Driver Making a Left Turn
Although drivers turning left are most often at fault, that’s not always the case. If the other driver was to blame, you will need to prove it. An experienced car accident attorney like Laurie Robbins can help you gather the necessary evidence. We often work with expert witnesses such as accident reconstruction experts to demonstrate to the jury that you were not to blame for your accident. Evidence may come from traffic cameras, other cameras such as surveillance or weather cameras, witness testimony, video taken by witnesses and cell phone records.
Examples of reasons the driver turning left may not be at fault include:
- Other driver was speeding
- Other driver was distracted
- Other driver was intoxicated
- Other driver ran a red light
- You were forced to stop in the intersection, crossways of traffic, unexpectedly
If you have been injured in a left turn accident in Georgia, please call Robbins Law, PC, at 800-772-5555 or email us and schedule your free consultation right away before the evidence is lost or destroyed.