Improper Lane Change Collisions

Improper lane change collisions are one of the leading causes of accidents in South Florida. There are many factors that may contribute to a driver making the decision to change lanes when it is not safe to do so. Improper lane changing is especially dangerous while driving on a highway or busy roadway. When the speeds of the cars involved in any type of car accident increase, the resulting injuries and damages increase exponentially. A driver commits an improper lane change when they don’t check to see oncoming vehicles before switching lanes or when a driver merges onto another lane without giving vehicles in that lane enough time to react and avoid a collision or crash. Typically, liability or responsibility for the collision will be placed on the driver of the vehicle who committed the improper or illegal lane switch. This is because improperly changing lanes is a traffic law violation in the state of Florida. A car accident attorney can help you conduct an investigation to find out the cause of the collision. Additionally, a car accident attorney can help you determine if there are additional parties that may be responsible for the accident. For instance, the government may share some partial responsibility for an accident caused a poorly designed roadway or highway or a defective roadway. Another example that comes up quite often is an improper lane change collision caused by a driver who was trying to avoid another car from colliding into it. If the other driver is at fault, his/her insurance company will have to pay your damages. In Florida, all drivers are required to handle their vehicles in a careful and prudent manner. This of course applies when making lane changes and requires drivers to stay in their lane until a safe opportunity to switch presents itself. Failure to do so would be considered a traffic violation and may result in a traffic ticket.

Usual Causes of Improper Lane Change Accidents
Improper lane change collisions are usually the result of:
• Speeding
• Drunk driving
• Inattentiveness
• Texting and talking on the phone
• Other forms of distracted driving, such as adjusting the radio, using a GPS, eating, and grooming
Speak with a Car Accident Attorney

The actions that you take at the scene of a car crash and the timeframe shortly afterwards are the most important in determining the course your personal injury case will take. Whether you have been injured in a car crash, slip and fall accident, as a result of medical malpractice, or in any other way, it is important during the very earliest stages take great care in everything you say and do. Each state has a set of traffic rules which apply to automobiles motorcycles bicycles and pedestrians and tell people how they are supposed to drive and provide guidelines for determine fault. Sometimes it is obvious that one driver violated a traffic rule which caused the accident. For example, one driver may run a stop sign and crash into another driver or improperly change lanes and cause a collision. If you or someone you love was injured when another driver changed lanes improperly, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Regrettably, the process of obtaining monetary damages can be complicated, so you should speak with a car accident attorney as soon as possible about your next steps. A car accident attorney can provide solid advice as to how to deal with our own insurance company and the insurance company for the other driver. At Suarez & Montero, we offer free consultations! Our team is focused on helping you recover. If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury, and you need compensation to obtain proper medical treatment, we may be able to help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. The attorneys at Suarez & Montero can meet with you to discuss further.

We help clients throughout South Florida including those in the following areas:

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester.

Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Weston; and Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach.

Jaime Suarez

An experienced legal personal injury defense professional in Miami, who is dedicated to helping accident victims with personal injury cases involving automobile accidents, brain and spinal cord injuries, slip and fall accidents, prescription errors, wrongful death, and accidents at work.