Left Turn Car Accidents Tend to Result in Serious Injuries
While recovering compensation in any type of car accident can be a challenging process, it can be particularly difficult to obtain the money you deserve when you are involved in a left turn accident. Since these types of accidents often result in debilitating injuries, insurance companies are notorious for raising all kinds of issues and challenges when the accident claim involves a left hand turn.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a left turn car accident, it is important to speak with an attorney who is qualified to handle your case as soon as possible. Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law is a Phoenix area personal injury law firm with extensive experience handling all types of auto accident cases. We know that winning left turn cases can be tough because insurance adjusters will often claim that the driver going straight ran a red light or sped up to make it through the intersection while the light was still yellow.
The Evidence Needs to Be Gathered Quickly
When you work with our firm, we will undertake a complete investigation of your accident to prove who was at fault. We will quickly gather statements from credible witnesses confirming that you did not run a red light and that the defendant driver turned left, failing to yield the right-of-way when your light was green. We are highly experienced in handling left turn auto accident cases and know what it takes to get our clients a successful recovery when these types of car accidents occur.
Arizona Motor Vehicle Laws are Complex
In the state of Arizona, the motor vehicle laws dealing with left hand turns are complicated. Section 28-772 of the Arizona Revised Statutes addresses vehicles turning left at an intersection. This statute requires a driver who is turning left to yield the right-of-way to a motorist approaching from the opposite direction and in the intersection or so near to it to create an “immediate hazard.” This statute can be confusing, and defendants often try to twist the language to avoid responsibility when a left hand turn accident happens.
The attorneys at our firm are very familiar with this statute and all of the other driving rules and traffic regulations in the state of Arizona. If you have been hurt in a collision, we will carefully investigate and analyze your accident to make sure that these laws are being correctly applied in your case.
Even if you were the driver making the left hand turn, certain instances might entitle you to recovery for your injuries and other losses you have sustained. The general presumption is that the left turn vehicle is at fault, but we may be able to prove this wrong by showing that you had the right-of-way because the other motorist clearly ran the red light. In these types of situations, we will look carefully at all evidence in the case, including whether the collision occurred in the front, middle or rear of the vehicle, or was an “early or late hit” to establish the other driver’s fault and liability. Immediate investigation and picture taking can mean the difference between recovering or being taken advantage of by the insurance company.
Call a Kingman Car Accident Lawyer Today
Left turn car accidents are among some of the most serious types of motor vehicle accidents. Whether the driver wasn’t paying attention or thought they could make the turn in time, when a left hand turn collision occurs, the injuries and damages are likely to be very severe. If you or someone you care about has been hurt in this kind of auto accident, we encourage you to call a Kingman car accident lawyer at Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law P.L.L.C. immediately. Our firm offers free case evaluations and we will answer your call 24/7. Call us today at 928-716-1331.