What You Need to Know About Fault for a Left-Turn Accident

If you have been involved in a left-turn car accident, it is likely that you have questions. Who was at fault? How can you prove it? Get answers to these and other questions by continuing to read. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you are in need of a free legal consultation with a personal injury attorney.

Who is at Fault for a Left-Turn Accident?

It depends. If the car turning left had a green left-turn arrow, then they had the right of way and are likely not at fault. However, if they were turning left at a stop sign or a green light, then they are more likely to be at fault. In order to determine fault for sure, you will need to carefully consider the evidence and build a case.

How Do I Prove Fault in a Left-Turn Accident?

There are many ways that fault can be proven. Immediately after the accident, take pictures, get information from eyewitnesses, and take other steps to preserve as much evidence as possible. You should also talk to a personal injury attorney  as soon as possible. The sooner you talk to us, the sooner we can get to work for you.

Once we have the basic information from you, we can begin to look at the evidence to build your case. This might include talking to witnesses, looking at the video of the accident, considering skid marks and other evidence at the scene, and working with an accident reconstruction expert who can help us prove what happened.

Can More Than One Party Be at Fault for a Left-Turn Accident?

Yes. It is possible for more than one party to be partly at fault for an accident. When this occurs, each party is liable for damages equal to the percentage of their fault. For example, if one party is found to be 50% at fault, then they are liable for 50% of the damages of the other party.

What Do I Do If I Am Involved in a Left-Turn Accident?

You will need to do the same thing you would do if you were involved in any other car accident. If you are injured, get immediate medical care. Take pictures at the scene if possible. Get information from all involved, including eyewitnesses. Get a copy of the police report.

You should also contact an experienced personal injury attorney. You are not in this alone, and you should not feel as though you must handle everything on your own. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation and let us help you move forward with your case.