In 2010, there were 128,384 vehicles crashes in the state, according to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. One of the leading causes of Alabama motor vehicle accidents is unsafe lane changing. In 2010 alone, more than 5,000 accidents were caused by improper lane changes.
Some common examples on unsafe lane changes include:
- Not using a turn signal when changing lanes
- Changing lanes at a high speed
- Changing lanes at red light, stop sign or at an intersection
If you or a loved was injured in a car accident due to another driver making an improper lane change, you may have grounds for legal action. Contact an attorney at Citrin Law Firm today to learn about the legal rights available to accident victims.
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Causes of Unsafe Lane Changing
Most improper lane changes are caused by drivers that are in hurry or who are simply not paying attention. Some other contributing factors to unsafe lane changes include:
- Using a cell phone while driving
- Driver fatigue
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence
- Driver negligence
- Eating while behind the wheel
- Not checking for blind spots before changing lanes
An unsafe lane change can result in a devastating accident. Oftentimes, other motorists will have to swerve out of the way, sometimes spinning out of control to avoid the negligent motorist.
If you were injured a Mobile auto accident due to a negligent driver, complete the contact form on the right-hand side of this page.
Common Injuries Caused by Improper Lane Changing Accidents
Vehicle occupants can sustain severe and life-threatening injuries in a lane change accident. Some of the most common injuries suffered in a lane change collision include:
- Facial injuries
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Rib and torso injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
At times, an unsafe lane changing accident can result in fatal injuries. If your loved one killed an Alabama auto accident at no-fault of their own, you may be eligible to a wrongful death lawsuit.
To learn more about wrongful death claims, fill out the contact form on this page.
Contact a Mobile Car Accident Lawyer
Lane change accidents can be complex cases to handle, due to the multiple parties involved and the set of facts. At Citrin Law Firm, we urge all individuals involved in lane change accidents to seek legal counsel following the crash. A knowledgeable attorney can review the crash and determine the cause of an accident. In addition, an attorney will be able to collect vital evidence and interview key witnesses to build the strongest case for your claim.
At Citrin Law Firm, we have offer free legal consultations to all accident victims. Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured individuals. That’s why we operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t pay us a fee unless we obtain a favorable outcome for your claim.
We are currently available to assist injury victims in Mobile, Baldwin County and the surrounding communities with their legal claims.
To have your lane change accident evaluated, complete the contact form on this page.