When drivers ignore traffic regulations by making an improper turn or U-turn at an intersection, serious car accidents can result. Many times, improper turns happen due to simple carelessness, such as when a driver fails to check for signs or forgets to use his or her turn signals. Examples of improper turns include:
Illinois, like most states, requires drivers to approach from the right-hand lane or edge of the roadway for a right turn and stay closest to the left-hand lane for a left turn (625 ILCS 5/11-801). Traffic rules regarding turns exist to help prevent unwanted collisions. However, we all know that not every driver follows the rules.
Improper turns are among the top 25 causes of car crashes. When a driver breaks a traffic rule and causes a crash by making an improper turn, victims of the crash may be able to sue the negligent driver for personal injury damages. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer can discuss your options for pursuing a claim. (312) 236-2900.
As an Illinois driver, there are precautionary measures you can take to try to avoid an accident.
Unfortunately, no matter how safely you drive, there is still a chance you may be hit by a negligent driver. If you suffered a serious car accident because someone else made an improper turn, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses.
Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. is a Chicago personal injury law firm experienced in representing victims of car accidents. In the past, we have helped clients obtain compensation for a number of accident-related expenses, such as hospital bills, medical treatment, x-rays, prescription pain medication, physical therapy, and car repair payments.
Our knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers can evaluate your prospective claim and help you decide the best course of action. We offer a one-on-one case assessment free of charge and charge no fees unless we win your case.
Don’t let a car accident derail your life. Call Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. today at to discuss your case during a free consultation. (312) 236-2900.
Don’t miss this article: Top 25 Causes of Car Accidents and What You Can Do To Prevent Them. For this month of October, the Illinois attorneys at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. will be developing a blog series breaking down these leading causes of car crashes.