Unsafe Lane Changes
Changing lanes without looking or without enough room to avoid affecting the flow of traffic is a common factor in accidents on Florida’s highways and in busy urban and suburban areas. Changing lanes unsafely is a form of driver negligence, and drivers who cause accidents by performing unsafe lane changes can be held fully responsible for victims’ injuries and losses.
As someone who has been seriously injured in an car accident, it is important to know your legal rights. You have the right to seek medical attention from a doctor of your choosing (and it is important that you see a doctor right away if you haven’t already), and you have the right to hire an attorney to deal with the insurance companies on your behalf.
Florida is somewhat unique in that it follows a “no-fault” auto insurance system. Under this system, your first source of compensation is your own personal injury protection (PIP) policy, and you can only seek compensation under the at-fault driver’s policy if you have suffered a serious and permanent injury. As a result, to make sure the insurance companies treat you fairly, and to make sure you collect maximum compensation for your injury-related losses, it is critical to have experienced legal representation.
Florida Auto Accident Lawyers in Tallahassee and West Palm Beach
Searcy Denney is a Florida personal injury law firm that helps auto accident victims secure just compensation. With offices in Tallahassee and West Palm Beach and a team of more than 30 attorneys, we handle auto accident cases throughout the state, and we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for crash victims and their families. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident resulting from an unsafe lane change, we can help you, and we encourage you to contact us promptly for a free initial consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Prescription costs and other out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of society, companionship, consortium and enjoyment of life
There is No Excuse for an Unsafe Lane Change
In Florida, all drivers have an obligation to operate their vehicles safely and to avoid putting others in harm’s way. This includes looking in all directions before merging or changing lanes. When drivers perform unsafe lane changes, they can sideswipe other vehicles or create situations where rear-end collisions become unavoidable, and these accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries with long term physical, emotional and financial consequences.
In addition to offering free initial consultations, we handle all auto accident cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means that it costs you nothing out of pocket to have our attorneys handle your claim, and you owe us nothing unless we secure a financial recovery. We can help you make informed decisions; and, if you decide to pursue a claim, we will fight vigorously to win the full financial compensation you deserve.
Get Started with a Free Initial Consultation
To speak with a Florida auto accident lawyer about your collision resulting from an unsafe lane change, please call (800) 780-8607 or request your free consultation online. We will schedule your appointment as soon as possible.