BOSTON CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER CASE
Car Accident – Left Hand Turn – $250,000
Reported in the Lawyers Weekly
The plaintiff was a passenger in a car driven by her daughter. She was proceeding on a main street when an electrical contractor’s truck made a left turn in front of them, resulting in a collision.
As a result of the accident, the victim suffered a displaced fracture of the distal right femur. In addition, she suffered an oblique fracture through the medial femoral condyle with a displacement of the fragment posteriorly. The fracture line extended into the knee joint and there was associated Lipohemarthrosis. The plaintiff’s right wrist was also injured with a right radial styloid fracture. She required surgical intervention in the form of an open reduction internal fixation of right femur.
The plaintiff was required to stay in a rehabilitation facility for almost three weeks and had $78,000 in medical bills. The defendant’s initial offer was only $50,000.00.
As a result, the case went to mediation and eventually settled for $250,000.00. There were two at-fault entities and each contributed $125,000.00. This was extremely difficult given the fact that the plaintiff testified during her deposition that her daughter did nothing wrong and was not negligent. As a result of this, the defense attorney moved for summary judgment (an effort to dismiss the case).
This motion was heard by the judge assigned and our attorneys were able to successfully avoid the dismissal. Our firm argues that the plaintiff’s testimony is not dispositive on the issue of negligence.
Left Hand Turn Car Accidents in Boston
While there are many causes of Boston’s car accidents, left-hand turns tend to be one of the most common, and dangerous. In fact, numerous studies have found that left-hand turns account for more than 60% of car accidents.
A left-hand turn accident is any type of car accident that occurs when the driver is making a left-hand turn. This type of accident may come from a driver running a red light or a stop sign and hitting the driver, or from the driver making the left-turn proceeding after a red light, or ignoring a blinking red light.
Left-hand turns also tend to be more dangerous because drivers often accelerate before turning left, not all drivers use their turn signals when turning, and drivers may run red lights to avoid being stopped for a long period of time. Some roads may also have reduced visibility on left-hand turn lane intersections.
Who Is at Fault In a Left-Hand Turn Car Accident?
Many people assume that the driver making the left-hand turn is automatically at fault when an accident occurs. While this can be the case sometimes, it is not always. In fact, there are many factors to consider, such as the local laws, and what the intersection looks like. When someone is involved in a left-hand turn car accident, they may need a lawyer to evaluate the details of the case to determine who is at fault.
Of course, other factors can affect liability in a left-hand turn car accident. Factors like driving under the influence or distracted driving can also make a left-hand turn more dangerous.
Were You Involved in a Left-Hand Turn Lane Car Accident?
If you were involved in a left-hand turn lane car accident, contact one of our car accident lawyers today. We have the knowledge and experience needed to uncover the details of the accident.