If you have been involved in a left-turn accident, the team at Cambre & Associates will be able to help you through your entire claims process, whether it ends at negotiations, or proceeds to a full lawsuit. Determining blame in a left-turn accident can be fairly straightforward in many cases, meaning that we should be able to establish responsibility for the accident early on, and move on to getting you the money that you deserve for your injuries.
Schedule your initial consultation immediately to get started towards a positive resolution. We will discuss your injuries, the accident, and give you insight into how we will operate as your Atlanta car accident attorneys. Your case is important to us, and making sure that our clients receive the compensation that they are rightfully entitled to is our top priority. Read more about left-turn accidents, and contact us now to get started.
Fault In Left-Turn Accidents
In almost every case, the driver who was taking a left turn will be found at fault for the ensuing accident. This is because drivers who are passing straight through an intersection has the right-of-way, and the driver taking the left turn has the responsibility of making sure that there is no oncoming traffic before they execute their turn. While waiting to make the turn, they must stay in their lane so that they do not block oncoming traffic.
In some cases, you may be struck by an oncoming driver while you are taking a left turn and the other driver is at fault. In these rare instances, it may be because the driver failed to yield or stop when they were required to, or if there was a malfunction in the stop light that led to the confusion. In these cases, we will be able to explain the situation to a judge, seek damages from the department responsible for the lights, or discuss fault with the insurance company during our negotiations.
Damages In a Left-Turn Accident
Georgia uses Comparative Negligence Laws, which assign a percentage of responsibility to each driver in a car accident. However, in a left-turn accident, it is likely that we will be able to prove that the left-turning driver was entirely at fault, except in rare occasions where it is clearly the fault of the other driver. If comparative negligence were to be assigned to each driver, then your final settlement amount would equal the percentage that the other driver was found to be at fault. For example, if you were awarded $100,000 but the other driver was only 90% at fault, then you would be given an award of $90,000.
We will seek damages for the following factors in your accident, regardless of whether there is any comparative fault, or if the other driver was entirely at fault. Our main focus is to prove the damages that you are owed, and will argue for your lack of negligence if it is required.
Economic damages cover the actual expenses and costs of your accident, including things like medical bills, lost wages, and recovery costs. We will submit all proof of these costs, including any expected future medical expenses, disability or future missed work, as well as any PTO that you had to use to cover days missed from your injuries.
Non-economic damages account for the “intangibles” in your accident such as your pain and suffering, possible depression as a result of your injuries, loss of enjoyment, and a decreased quality of life after the accident. While there are no actual invoices for your non-economic damages, they are just as important in your case.
Contact Us Today
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin the process of getting you the damages you deserve. There is a statute of limitations in Georgia that will legally bar you from seeking compensation for more than two years after your accident. If you are concerned that you will have ongoing medical costs and issues to deal with, do not let that be a reason to wait. We will account for any possible future problems in your case to make sure that you are able to get a resolution as soon as possible.