Dangers of Not Using Turn Signals
As a driver, there are few things more frustrating than another driver not using their turn signals. Most of us are familiar with the feeling of waiting for a car to pass, only to have them turn right in front of you. All that time wasted when you could have turned thirty seconds earlier, but this is just a mild example of the consequences of another driver not using their turn signals. Often, the results are much more severe.
If you have been involved in an accident caused by another driver failing to use turn signals, you know how aggravating and infuriating it is. Using turn signals is so easy, it is hard to understand why anyone would neglect their responsibility of using them. By failing to do so, they are not only breaking the law but also putting others’ lives in danger. When car accidents of this type occur, most often the results include property damage, physical injury, mental anguish, expensive medical bills, and more, putting intense stress and burden on you, as the victim. You do not have to suffer through this alone. The attorneys at the Williams Hart understand the feelings you may be having after your accident, and we sympathize with your troubles. We are dedicated to helping you fight for justice and get the financial compensation you deserve.
Turn Signal Accidents
Drivers should use turn signals when turning or changing lanes. When they do not, a variety of accidents could occur. The most common accidents that occur because of failure to use turn signals include the following:
- A driver does not signal when turning or changing lanes, resulting in being rear-ended by the car behind them
- A driver does not signal when changing lanes, resulting in being sideswiped by a car in the other lane
- A driver does not signal when turning in front of a car, resulting in being t-boned by the other car
When drivers do not signal turns or lane changes, other drivers are not given warning or time to react to the change of direction. This is when accidents occur. In this type of accident, the driver who failed to signal is liable for the damages of the accident and needs to be held accountable for their actions.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident due to a careless driver failing to signal, contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. If you are considering filing a personal injury claim against the reckless driver, the attorneys at the Williams Hart can answer any questions you may have about the process. We are devoted to our clients, and take pride in representing you at every step of the legal process, minimizing the stress so you can focus on recovery. To learn more about our legal team, contact our office at (713) 352-7071 today.