Jackson, MS Left Turn Accidents
Some drivers miscalculate when turning left into oncoming traffic and end up getting hit. It takes just one tiny miscalculation. No matter where it occurs, an improper left turn can be the difference between life and death. It can happen at the intersection of Raymond Road and McDowell Road Extended or when you are turning left at the intersection of Bailey Avenue and Woodrow Wilson. The danger of oncoming traffic is serious. Miss. Code Ann. § 63-3-803 states that the driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard. If you were injured in a left turn accident, the Jackson car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can assert your rights and fight for the compensation that you deserve.Proving Negligence After a Left Turn Accident
As previously stated, left turn collisions can occur due to a driver making a miscalculation before making a left turn across oncoming traffic. Aggressive driving is another reason for left turn crashes. Some motorists just exhibit aggression when they drive in an attempt to intimidate other drivers or pressure other drivers to do what they want them to do. An example of this could be an aggressive driver violently turning left in front of slow-moving, imminent, oncoming traffic to force them to slam their brakes. Had this action resulted in the aggressive driver being crashed into by oncoming traffic, the aggressor would likely be held liable, especially since the oncoming traffic has the right of way.
Successfully recovering damages will most likely require the injured victim to establish the other driver’s negligence. In terms of the previous example, if you were a part of the oncoming traffic that collided with the aggressive driver, you could claim that the other driver had a duty to exercise caution and reason while driving, breached that duty by failing to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic, and caused your injuries. If you were to retain an experienced car accident lawyer in the Jackson, MS, area, you could have a better chance of maximizing your damages due to the attorney’s defense against any possible accusations of comparative fault from the defendant.
A knowledgeable lawyer can also inform you of all the damages to which you may be entitled under Mississippi law. For example, if the collision left you paralyzed from the neck down, unable to work, and unable to live without the assistance of an on-site nurse, you may be able to obtain economic damages to cover a wheelchair, medical equipment, ramps, the on-site nurse, future medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. For the intangible losses, you have non-economic damages, which may compensate you for pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.Contact a Skilled Jackson Lawyer About Your Auto Collision Claim
Being injured in a left turn collision can leave you and your loved ones with insurmountable medical bills and exorbitant losses. If a left turn accident has left you injured, the 30 attorneys and 120 staff members that comprise the NST team are ready to assist you with the same level of commitment we have shown to all the injured people we have represented over the last 25+ years. Our firm has proudly recovered over $1 billion in damages on behalf of those victims and their families. We represent injured people across Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Missouri, including in Jackson, Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact us by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a motor vehicle wreck attorney in the Jackson area.