Being a safe driver requires effort and attention to detail. When drivers are negligent or distracted while changing lanes, the consequences can be disastrous.
However, proving which driver is at fault can be difficult with this type of collision. Both cars are in motion, and these crashes can happen very quickly. Because determining liability may be complex, it is wise to discuss your claim with a knowledgeable attorney who has experience recovering compensation for crash victims.
Most lane-change accidents are caused by the negligence of the driver who was attempting the lane change. For example, the at-fault driver may have changed lanes without first:
Other situations where a driver may be liable for a lane-change accident may include:
Under California Vehicle Code 22107, drivers are prohibited from making unsafe lane changes. This means drivers can only change lanes when it is safe to do so and only after signaling. This code applies to both changing lanes and when drivers change direction, moving left or right from a direct course.
Drivers who fail to signal before making a lane change could receive a fine and a point on their driving record.
Accurately determining fault in a lane-change collision is complex. Your law firm will investigate the accident scene, the vehicles involved and gather important evidence needed to prove fault in a lane-change crash. Some examples of this evidence may include:
When needed, the Arnold Law Firm hires an accident reconstructionist to help rebuild the scene of the accident and create a detailed report about how the accident occurred.
If you or someone you care for was injured in a collision, we recommend discussing your situation in a free consultation with a reputable attorney from the Arnold Law Firm.
There are no fees to pay upfront and no hidden costs involved. Our attorneys work on contingency, which means we do not get paid unless you do. All your information is confidential and there is no obligation to retain our services, so there is no risk in speaking with one of our legal professionals.
Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Call (916) 777-7777 to learn more.
I really love that law firm. They were on their job. They took care of me very well, and I highly recommend that law firm for any of your doings. I just wanna thank Josh and his crew for helping me all that they have. Done for me and my family.
Thank you to the Staff at Arnold Law Firm! This was my 3rd time using their services for different needs. Each time has been a smooth, honest and professional experience. They have provided me with guidance & consulting services to reach a positive outcome. Each time I have been pleasantly surprised! Thank you Arnold Law Firm! 🤗A very special Thank You to Sal, Dominic & Jeff! 🤗🤗🤗
They always keep me up to date on my case. I also felt it was done in a timely manner!
Arnold Law firm provided me with an amazing experience. They were super communicative and assisted me with any needs or questions that I had during my journey to recovery and through financial hardship due to my car accident. I was hit by an uninsured motorist and would have been completely overwhelmed by all of the bills, paperwork, insurance nuances, and legal action needed. Jesus Garcia was an absolute pleasure to work with and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Met with a lawyer who is taking care of my wife's potential lawsuit. He was nice and his assistant is really on top of things.I'd recommend them if you need representation. No upfront costs and reasonable expectations when suit is settled.