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Handling Estate Battles With Grace

Hi, I am Ina Aldawen. Upon losing my mother at a young age, I was thrust into the world of estate lawyers in an instant. Although the process could have been a nightmare, I was lucky to end up with an accomplished and kind lawyer. The lawyer taught me all I needed to know about handling my mother's estate properly. I escaped the situation unscathed and with my relationships intact. Although I hope to never have to deal with that situation again, I at least know enough to get through it without too much stress. I built this site to share this knowledge with you in an attempt to help the world deal with estate situations better. Losing a loved one should never include a legal battle over belongings and funds. Unfortunately, it often does, so it's best to stay prepared. Come by often to learn more.

Examples Of Unsafe Lane Changes That Cause Accidents

You must prove how the defendant caused the accident to get the compensation you deserve. Below are some ways to prove that a driver executed an unsafe lane change and caused an accident.

Failing to Signal

The law requires drivers to notify other road users before changing lanes. You notify others by using your turn signal. That way, other motorists can give you ample time to execute your maneuver safely. Therefore, a motorist who fails to use their turn signal is liable for the accident their failure to signal might cause.

Consider a case where you signal your intention to overtake a truck and commence your overtaking maneuver. However, the truck driver notices a stalled car ahead and swerves to your lane without signaling, crashing into your car. You have a viable accident claim against the truck driver if you can prove the events.

Failing to Confirm That the Road Is Clear

Signaling before changing lanes is not enough; you also need to look around to confirm that your maneuver won't endanger anyone. Specifically, you should confirm that:

  • You have a clear view of the road ahead, and there is no oncoming car
  • No car is about to overtake you

Otherwise, you might hit other motorists already in or near the lane space you are about to occupy.

Take a case where you are the only car in your lane while the oncoming lane has a convoy of cars. Just as you are about to drive past the convoy, one of them signals their intention to overtake the others and moves to your lane before you can pass. If the driver causes an accident, they should compensate your damages even though they signaled before changing lanes.

Ignoring Traffic Signs

The government uses road signs to prohibit certain maneuvers at dangerous road sections. For example, some road sections have no-overtaking road signs even though they are wide enough or have multiple lanes. No-overtaking signs are common for:

  • On-road bends
  • Hilly areas
  • Road dips

You should never overtake on such road sections, even if you think the road is clear.

Say a delivery person is running late with a customer's order and decides to ignore the no-overtaking sign at a bend. The delivery van rounds the bend and crashes into your car because they don't have time and space to get back to their lane. You can use the delivery person's illegal maneuver (overtaking where there is a no-overtaking sign) to hold them liable for your damages.

Reach out to a car accident lawyer for more information.