Little Rock Left Turn Accidents
There are traffic laws in Pulaski County to keep motorists and pedestrians safe. Many of these traffic ordinances deal with situations where there may not be a sign around, such as a stop sign, to tell you what to do. One such law, for example, requires a driver planning to turn left to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic. Unfortunately, many drivers do not abide by such set rules and instead make improper left turns, which usually end in people suffering significant injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a left turn accident caused by another driver, you should contact the Little Rock car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today to see how we may be able to help you. Depending on the details of your case, our firm may be able to help you recover economic and non-economic damages for your injuries and losses. With more than 30 attorneys and over 120 support staff members, we are a large regional personal injury law firm that has been serving car crash victims in the South for more than 30 years.Improper Left Turns Can Turn Into Collisions
To illustrate a left turn collision, let’s say that you are driving on Baseline Road in Little Rock, Arkansas, one day, and heading toward you from the opposite direction on Baseline Road is another driver. The other driver is in a hurry and needs to turn left onto Hilaro Springs Road at the intersection ahead of him. He speeds up in an attempt to catch the light while it’s a green arrow, so he can make his turn. Before he can make it to the intersection, the stoplight loses the green arrow and is now just a green circle. The moment you start driving through the intersection is when the other driver attempts to make his fast, sharp turn onto Hilaro Springs Road. As a result, you end up T-boning his car because he pulled out in front of your vehicle, and you sustain whiplash, sharp lower back pain, and head trauma.
When you are pursuing compensation for your injuries and losses after a motor vehicle collision caused by an improper left turn, the other driver’s negligence must be established. Proving that the defendant owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached that duty, and caused you to suffer injuries will establish the other driver’s negligence. You can start proving your claim by interviewing eyewitnesses at the scene of the left turn accident and photographing your injuries and the wreckage at the scene. Retaining a car accident attorney in the Little Rock area can provide you with guidance and assistance as you substantiate your claim.
Compensatory damages can be awarded to you based on the severity and nature of your losses and injuries. Compensatory damages can also be broken down into two distinct types of damages: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages can be awarded for monetary losses deriving from the collision, such as lost wages and medical bills. Conversely, non-economic damages may be awarded for abstract losses, including loss of consortium, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement.Injured? Let One of Our Attorneys Fight for Your Rightful Damages
Left turn accidents can result in tragedy for victims and their families. Without warning, this type of collision can drastically change a person’s life in the blink of an eye. The personal injury lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz advocate for people injured in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Meridian, and in other communities across Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact our office by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a car crash attorney. After speaking with us, you will understand why NST is the way to go.