Helping The Victims Of Right Turn Accidents
Like most states, Colorado permits drivers to turn right after stopping at a red light or stop sign. The driver is responsible for determining that no cross traffic, pedestrians or bicyclists are in the roadway before turning.
When the driver causes an accident because he or she failed to stop or because he or she proceeded after stopping without seeing other vehicles, individuals injured in the resulting accident may be eligible to seek compensation for their injuries and other losses.
Consult experienced lawyer James L. Finegan to learn more. Mr. Finegan is dedicated, responsive and willing to go the distance when advocating for injured clients. He has the resources needed to investigate the right turn accident and will consult with accident reconstructionists, physicians, road design specialists and other experts to develop the case. Reviewing police reports and evaluating the insurance coverage of everyone involved in the accident are part of Mr. Finegan’s standard procedures when investigating accidents such as these.
Causes Of Right Turn Accidents
Drivers cause right turn accidents for a variety of reasons, including:
- Using a cellphone
- Failing to check oncoming traffic
- Failing to check the rearview mirror to determine whether a bicyclist or motorcyclist may be in the turn lane
- Making a right turn on red even when specifically prohibited
- Failing to come to a complete stop
- Turning without signaling
Drivers could be liable for damages and losses after these types of negligent driving acts. In addition, right turn accidents could be the result of obstructions such as tree branches and illegally parked trucks and cars. Missing or defaced signs and defective traffic lights may also contribute to right turn accidents. Attorney James L. Finegan will find out the truth of the incident and move forward with the strongest case possible.
Drivers, Victims And Injuries
Right turn accidents are caused by drivers of cars, trucks, vans and construction equipment. Victims are usually auto drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists or motorcyclists. Although these accidents usually occur at relatively low speeds, injuries can be significant. In particular, head injuries from being knocked down are common in cases involving pedestrians and cyclists, and they often cause significant cognitive deficits that may continue for many months or years.
You Have Options
To learn about your options after an accident caused by an improperly performed right turn, call 303-586-2961 or toll-free at 877-834-4609 to speak with attorney James L. Finegan, who has more than 30 years of personal injury experience. The firm represents injured clients in metro Denver and throughout Jefferson County from its office in Lakewood.