Left turn accidents are typically caused by negligent drivers who choose to make a left turn and have failed to indicate correctly and in good time, so other drivers do not know the intentions of the driver and an accident takes place.
If you have been involved in a left turn accident and you know for certain it was not your fault, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim that will give you the financial compensation that you need while you are recovering from the left turn accident. You may be accused of being at least partly to blame for a left turn accident, so it is important to obtain evidence that you were not at fault before filing a claim for compensation.
Disputing Fault in a Left Turn Accident
Typically, the at-fault driver’s insurer is the party most likely to dispute your role in a left turn accident. Insurers rarely wish to admit that their client is really the one to blame for any kind of accident. This is because a personal injury claim filed may have to be paid out to the victim of the left turn accident. In many states, the amount of compensation you can claim can be significantly reduced in a shared fault decision.
If you are the victim of the left turn accident you will need adequate evidence to prove that you were not to blame for the accident. This will help to ensure that you have a great chance of winning a PI claim. From the very start of filing a PI claim you should not admit that you could be partially to blame for the left hand accident, but instead should build a strong case which will help to support your case.
Proving Negligence of the Other Driver
Evidence that you were not to blame for the left turn accident could include any of the following:
- written reports from eye witnesses who saw the left hand accident;
- photographic proof taken at the left turn accident scene showing the vehicles’ positions when the left turn accident took place;
- the written police report compiled at the left hand accident scene showing that the at-fault driver was the cause of the left hand accident
- video footage of the left hand accident taken by a surveillance camera; these are commonly installed at busy intersections;
- cell phone records showing the at-fault driver was distracted when the left hand accident took place so you could not have been blamed at all for the accident.
Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been involved in a left hand accident, a personal injury lawyer can help determine who is at fault in the left hand accident. The state’s statute of limitations can severely limit the period in which you can file a personal injury claim. You should contact a personal injury lawyer before filing a claim. Most PI lawyers will defer legal fees until a case is won on your behalf.
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