Unsafe lane changes are some of the most common causes of vehicle accidents. An unsafe lane change occurs when a motorist switches from one traffic lane to another but collides with a car that is already in that lane. If a vehicle suddenly moves into your lane and causes you to crash or collide with other vehicles, contact a Sacramento car accident attorney immediately. Such negligence actions should be avoided and you’re entitled to compensation.
All of these unsafe lane change accidents can cause serious injuries for drivers and passengers. In some cases, an unsafe lane change can push vehicles into further lanes causing a much worse collision. Contact an attorney immediately if you’ve been involved in an accident.
Because California allows for lane splitting, motorcycles are prone to getting hit by a driver making an unsafe lane change. Lane splitting is when a motorcycle drives in the middle of two lanes, usually when traffic is heavy. Every driver on the road has a responsibility to be aware of all other motorists on the road, which includes motorcyclists. Unfortunately however, drivers sometimes fail to look over their shoulders to compensate for blind spots when trying to switch lanes, causing a collision with the motorcycle. When hit, the rider can sustain extremely serious injuries or even death. If a motorist suddenly switches lanes into your path, the motorist should be held liable for negligent operation. Contact a Sacramento California auto accident lawyer immediately.
In any motorist accident, there are certain steps you need to follow immediately. You must stay at the scene of the accident until all information is exchanged with every party involved and the authorities have granted permission for you to leave. If you’ve been in an accident:
Contact our Sacramento personal injury attorney to discuss your injuries. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients. You can reach us by phone at (916) 357-6767 or send us an email to schedule an appointment.