Experienced NJ Car Accident Lawyers Fight to Get Compensation for Victims of Left Turn Accidents in Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean Counties
Driving is dangerous enough without having to worry about other drivers making improper left turns and crashing into you. One of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey is a left turn accident.
Drivers are expected to pay attention to the roadway, particularly when they approach an intersection, and yield the right of way to vehicles already in the intersection. When a negligent driver fails to yield the right of way while making a left-hand turn, they can be held legally responsible for any personal injuries you sustained in the collision.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Lombardi and Lombardi have handled countless motor vehicle accident cases throughout Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties, including New Brunswick, Piscataway, South Brunswick and Howell. Additionally, our legal team includes attorneys with former prosecution experience, so we understand the nuances of NJ traffic law as well as the intersection of criminal and civil areas of law in auto accident cases. Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, Lombardi and Lombardi can help you.
Serious Auto Accidents Are Caused When Drivers Fail to Yield While Making a Left-Hand Turn on NJ Roadways
NJ drivers are supposed to yield the right of way to vehicles that have already entered an intersection. Many drivers get confused, however, when both vehicles enter the intersection at the same time. The law in these situations is clear: the driver on the left must yield the right of way to the car on the right. When a driver making a left-hand turn disregards the law and fails to yield, the result is often a serious motor vehicle accident.
Whether your accident involved a head-on collision or a crash into the side of the other car (also known as a “T-bone accident”), you may have a legal right to pursue damages for your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages if you are forced to take time off from work during recovery, pain and suffering and property damage.
Types of Injuries Sustained in Left Turn Accidents
Left-hand turn signal accidents can result in severe injuries because both drivers believe they have the right of way and therefore fail to slow down or stop their cars until it’s too late. Some of the worst consequences of a left-hand turn accident include broken bones, muscle strains, nerve and tissue damage, head injuries, back injuries and permanent scarring. The most serious left turn accidents can cause catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord damage, vision and hearing loss, paralysis and even wrongful death. An experienced auto accident attorney can help you seek compensation to cover the costs of emergency room care, surgeries and doctors’ visits necessitated by your injuries. If you tragically lost a loved one in a car accident, an attorney can help you look into filing a wrongful death claim for death or survivor benefits.
Discuss Your Left-Hand Turn Accident Case with Knowledgeable Brick, Edison and Freehold, New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Lombardi and Lombardi have secured more than $400 million in verdicts and settlements for clients all across New Jersey. We can help you get the compensation you need to cover medical bills stemming from a left turn accident. Call us now to discuss your case or schedule a free consultation at one of our offices in Brick, Edison or Freehold, NJ.