A Vehicle Turned Left In Front Of Me Now They Are Saying I’m At Fault.

A Vehicle Turned Left In Front Of Me Now They Are Saying I’m At Fault.

This is a comment that I am starting to hear from many potential clients involved in a left turn accident.  A Vehicle Turned Left In Front Of Me, Now They Are Saying I’m At Fault.  When a driver is making a left turn at a light controlled intersection, that driver has a duty to all other drivers not to commence that turn unless it is safe.  Now there are situations where the person not turning, may bear some responsibility, for example trying to beat the yellow light, so they speed up to try and make it.  In that situation it makes sense, both parties are responsible to some extent.   But lately, it appears that most insurance companies are automatically placing a percentage of fault on the driver with the right of way.  For example if Susie is driving on main street, enters the intersection of Y street as the light turns yellow, and Bobby turns left in front of her.  Susie slams on her brakes, but can’t stop.  Susie is injured, her car is damaged, and now Bobby and his insurance company are telling her the accident is 20% her fault.  Which means that they are only willing to pay Susie 80% of her car damage and pay her 80% of her injury claims.  Susie should not take on Bobby and his insurance company alone.  She needs an experienced personal injury lawyer to help her fight for what is fair and reasonable compensation for injuries and property damage Bobby caused.  So if you are Susie or know a Susie do not go it alone against Bobby and the insurance company, contact Thomas Law for a free consultation.