Research has shown that improper lane changes are one of the leading causes of auto accidents. Once the accident occurs, it can lead to physical and emotional trauma, lost wages, and expensive medical bills. Having a trusted auto accident lawyer, such as Joe Horrox in Daytona Beach, FL can provide peace of mind. Our law firm works with skilled doctors to gather the necessary information to ensure clients receive adequate compensation for auto accidents resulting from improper lane changes.
What Is an Improper Lane Change?
An improper lane change refers to drivers that move into another lane without safely signaling or checking to see if a car, pedestrian, or cyclist is in the next lane. A minor mistake can cause significant damage, and even result in severe injury and death. Common examples of improper lane changes include:
- Failing to properly signal or use your blinker when changing lanes
- Changing lanes without checking your blind spots for cars, cyclists, or pedestrians in a nearby lane
- Driving in the middle of two lanes
- Driving while distracted (texting, eating, etc.)
- Falling asleep while driving
- Merging into the same lane as a nearby car
- Changing lanes in front of an approaching car
Improper Lane Changes and Injuries
Unsafe lane changes often occur at high speeds and can cause multiple vehicle accidents. The nearby vehicle often overcompensates and swerves wildly. When this happens, it can cause the car to spin out of control, collide with other vehicles or objects, cross medians, or rollover. When this occurs, it can lead to traumatic injuries, such as:
- Broken limbs
- Back and neck injuries
- Brain and spinal injuries
- Internal injuries
What to Do during an Accident
If you are part of an auto accident as a result of an improper or unsafe lane change, it’s important to call the police and get checked out by an EMT. We also recommend visiting the hospital and having x-rays taken. The police report will include the other driver’s information, insurance, and any other information necessary to open a claim.
Our lawyers work closely with a team of medical professionals who use the latest technology to determine the extent of your damage so we can adequately seek compensation. We are also knowledgeable in handling insurance claims so you receive maximum coverage.
For clients who are injured, Joe Horrox Law can collect the following damages from the responsible party:
- Medical expenses for the past, current, and future
- Long-term disability
- Emotional and physical trauma
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Contact Us Today
Joe Horrox is passionate about providing clients the compensation they deserve when faced with an auto accident. With over 30 years of experience, he will ensure you receive maximum compensation available. If you have recently been a part of an auto accident due to an improper lane change, contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation. You can reach us online or by calling 386-200-4283.