Car Accident Attorneys | Lane Change Car Accidents
Eisenberg Law’s Car Accident Attorneys Explain Liability In Lane Changing Cases Once we come to our senses after an accident and ensure everyone is safe, our thoughts might turn to insurance claims and liability. In the case of lane changing accidents, liability might be determined by the speed of the vehicles involved in the accident, whether turn signals were used, and whether the driver checked the blind spot.
How Car Accident Attorneys Prove Liability In Lane-Change AccidentsFault or liability in a car accident is typically tied to driver negligence or violations of the state’s motor vehicle laws. Negligence claims in car accidents, including lane-changing accidents, must take into account four elements: Duty, Breach, Causation, and Damages. Car accident attorneys must prove these elements in order to win a car accident liability case for their clients.
- Duty: Did the other driver owe you a duty of care to drive responsibly?
- Breach: Did the other driver fail to meet this duty, by changing lanes too abruptly or without looking?
- Causation: Were you injured as the result of the other driver’s lane change, and were your injuries the fault of the car accident or caused by something else?
- Damages: Can you provide documentation of your injuries, through medical records, medical expenses, or evidence of emotional distress?