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Left Turn Car Accident Attorney
Lawyers For Left-Turn Auto Accidents In Friendswood, League City, and Webster. One of the most common ways a car accident can occur is when a driver is making a left-hand turn across oncoming traffic. Under the law, a driver has a duty to yield to on coming traffic. However, many drivers might be impatient or not see the other driver when making a left turn. As a result, a car accident has just occurred. Left turn accidents are particularly dangerous if they are cutting across several lanes that might have an obstructed. With a lot of roadway traffic, if the driver is distracted, misjudges the turn, or just not paying attention, severe injuries to oncoming drivers or motorcyclists is likely to occur. These accidents typically involve a high rate of speed as the oncoming driver does not have time to stop.
Texas State Law Relating to Left Turning Vehicles
To turn left at an intersection or into an alley or private road or driveway, an operator shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle that is approaching from the opposite direction and that is in the intersection or in such proximity to the intersection as to be an immediate hazard.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Frequency of Left-Turn Accidents
Many of these recognition errors (44%) had “inadequate surveillance” as the main factor that caused the auto accident. This would occur when the driver did not make sure it was safe to turn by checking for other vehicles.
Decision errors can be explained by either a driver misjudging the other person’s actions, turning with an obstructed view, or performing an illegal maneuver.
The most common reasons for left-hand turn accidents occurring were due to the driver’s judgment.
Seek Representation if You Have Been Involved In a Left Hand Turn Accident
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