Accidents happen for many reasons in Austin, TX. However, failing to yield the right of way and left-turn accidents are some of Texas’s most common and severe car crashes. Typically, a left-turn accident involves a front-end collision by one vehicle and a side-impact crash for the other vehicle, which are known to increase the risk of catastrophic injuries.
Our Austin car accident lawyers at FVF Law have decades of experience handling personal injury claims. Our legal team has handled more than 1,100 cases since opening our law firm in 2014. We have helped people regain their lives after an accident by recovering fair compensation for their damages.
Texas traffic laws define the driver’s responsibility to yield the right of way in various situations. If a driver fails to follow traffic laws, they could be liable if their actions cause a traffic accident. However, insurance companies fight left-turn accident claims, even when the fault for the crash is clearly apparent.
Hiring an experienced Austin personal injury attorney to handle your car accident case gives you an advantage over people representing themselves. You have the resources, skills, and experience of a top-rated personal injury law firm on your side. Our lawyers limit their legal practice to personal injury, so we have substantial experience in this area of law.
When you hire our award-winning car accident attorneys, you can expect us to:
Proving fault for left-turn accidents in Austin can be complicated. Our legal team at FVF Law understands what is involved and how to pursue these claims.
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Texas Transportation Code §545.142 requires a driver to yield the right of way to vehicles approaching from the opposite direction when turning left at an intersection, private road, alley, or driveway. The law also requires drivers to approach the turn from the available lane furthest to the left and turn into a lane that is lawfully available for traveling in the direction the vehicle is moving.
Even though drivers are required to yield the right of way in many different situations, failing to do so continues to be one of the most common causes of car crashes in Texas. In 2022, more than 99,300 accidents were caused by failing to yield the right of way.
In addition to failing to yield the right of way, other causes of left-turn accidents in Austin include:
Our experienced Austin left-turn accident attorneys diligently search for evidence proving fault for a left-turn crash. We’ll then carefully analyze all evidence to build a strong case against the other driver.
Left-turn crashes can cause serious injuries. Because of how the crash occurs, these accidents often involve both a head-on collision and/or side-impact crash. Both of these types of accidents increase the risk of serious injuries.
Common injuries caused by a left-turn accident include:
Always seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries. Delays in medical care after an accident could make conditions worse. It could also cause problems with your personal injury claim.
The damages caused by a left-turn crash can be substantial. In addition to the pain and suffering you experience, you may also incur significant financial losses. Therefore, Texas personal injury laws provide for economic and non-economic damages, including:
In addition to the above damages, you could receive damages for losses associated with impairments and disabilities. Those damages could include diminished earning capacity, ongoing medical expenses, and reduced quality of life.
You deserve to be compensated for your losses. However, your time to file a claim is limited to the Texas statute of limitations. Call FVF Law today to speak with an attorney for free.
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Did a careless driver turn left in front of your vehicle, causing an accident? If so, we want to help you hold that person legally responsible for your damages. Call FVF Law at (512) 982-9328 to schedule a free case review with one of our Austin left-turn accident attorneys.
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