June 21, 2020

Hit by a Driver Making an Unsafe Lane Change

Drivers making unsafe lane changes are one of the most common causes of car accidents on our roadways. Our Los Angeles unsafe lane change accident lawyer knows just how dangerous and devastating these types of collisions can be in California.  This is particularly true on fast-moving highways and interstates.

An unsafe lane change is when a driver switches from one lane to another while another car is occupying that space.

These can happen due to the following:

  • a driver failing to signal
  • a driver failing to see an approaching car in the alternate lane
  • unsafe passing
  • two drivers who are parallel who don’t see each other
  • a driver who fails to check for blind spots
  • a driver who is merging unsafely into traffic
  • simultaneous merging
  • driver distraction
  • driver fatigue
  • driver impairment, and
  • other negligent conduct.

These lane changes may also have a chain effect when surrounding vehicles are pushed into adjacent lanes to avoid a collision. Unsafe lane changes specifically affect motorcyclists with California laws allowing for lane-splitting.

In lane change accidents, sometimes the fault is clear but often it is not. Proving fault can be complicated in these situations. This makes lane change accidents particularly complicated. Although fault can be shared in lane change accidents (comparative fault), an injury victim may still be entitled to compensation for injuries.

When you have been injured due to another driver’s unsafe lane change, it is important to understand your rights by calling an experienced Los Angeles unsafe lane change accident lawyer. For more information and a FREE case review, contact us today at (888) 588-1777.  We are ready and willing to help.