Determining fault in a left-turn accident isn’t always straightforward. People often conclude that the driver turning left is responsible because they didn’t yield until it was clean. However, most situations aren’t that cut and dried. Many factors go into a car accident, and any one of them can contribute blame.
Drivers coming in the opposite direction of the vehicle turning left are also responsible for following traffic laws—drivers running red lights or stop signs also cause left-turn accidents.
Sometimes the party at fault isn’t even present at the accident scene. If a car’s steering or brakes fail or the traffic light malfunctions, several people could be responsible for everything that led up to the failure and, ultimately, the crash.
Recovering from a car accident can be costly. Don’t assume to know who is responsible for an accident and never admit any blame. Contact a left-turn accident lawyer to help you figure out the party at fault. You could have a case to claim compensation from the guilty party for your recovery costs and more in the form of damages.