Common Causes | Unsafe Lane Change
Accidents due to unsafe lane changes happen when a truck driver begins to change lanes without signaling or by signaling after they began the lane change. Collisions due to unsafe lane changes can also be caused when a car is forced to brake in order to make room- in reality there was not actually room for the truck to make a lane change. This kind of unsafe driving behavior can cause accident resulting in injury or death of other drivers. Accidents due to unsafe lane changes are completely avoidable when drivers practice safe and courteous driving habits. It only takes a moment to check your for other cars, signal when the lane is clear and move safely to another lane. Taking these simple steps can prevent a devastating accident and possible save someones life.
Tips for Safe Lane Changes:
- Always use blinkers
- Only change one lane at a time
- Do not speed up to change lanes
- Do not cut off other drivers to change lanes
- Do not change lanes in an intersection
- Never change lanes over a solid line - only dashed lines
In all large truck cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of a large truck accident, call the Truck Accident Lawyers Group, Inc. now at (877) 736-4222 or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.