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Navigating the Dangers of Improper Lane Changes

Improper or erratic lane changes are among the many behaviors indicative of aggressive driving, as noted by the Insurance Information Institute. However, not all instances of this behavior are driven by aggression. An improper lane change might involve switching lanes without signaling or activating your signal after initiating the lane change.

Regardless of the exact circumstances, improper lane changes are hazardous and can swiftly lead to accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries and pain due to a driver’s improper lane change, you can hold them accountable for their negligence. A Schaumburg improper lane change lawyer from Garda, Haught, Fischer & Bhosale LTD may be able to assist you.

Our law firm has successfully handled numerous car accident cases, and we take pride in our track record. We possess an in-depth understanding of the relevant laws, know how to avoid unnecessary delays, and are well-versed in gathering the evidence necessary to establish liability. Furthermore, we work exclusively on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay us only if we secure a favorable outcome for your claim. There are no upfront fees or out-of-pocket costs for you.

For a complimentary, risk-free evaluation of your case, contact us at (847) 944-9400 to speak with one of our experienced improper lane change attorneys.

Common Injuries Resulting from Car Accidents

The specific injuries you sustain can vary depending on the accident’s severity. However, certain types of injuries are commonly associated with car accidents, including:

Whiplash: Whiplash results from the rapid back-and-forth motion of the neck, often occurring in rear-end collisions, as explained by Mayo Clinic. While these injuries typically resolve within days or weeks, some individuals may experience persistent pain lasting for months or even years.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): Car accidents are the second leading cause of hospitalizations related to TBIs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Fractures: Due to the force generated by the impact of the collision, fractures are a frequent occurrence in car accidents. Healthline explains that the force’s strength typically determines the fracture’s severity.

Spinal cord injuries: Such injuries can significantly affect a victim’s sensation and mobility, often necessitating the use of wheelchairs or other assistive devices post-accident, as described by Healthline.

Whether you suffer from one of these injuries or another, a Schaumburg improper lane change lawyer can help you hold the negligent driver accountable for your injuries. Reach out to Garda, Haught, Fischer & Bhosale LTD today for a free case evaluation with one of our seasoned improper lane change attorneys.

Illinois Laws Affecting Your Claim

Two crucial laws in Illinois may impact your car accident claim: the state’s statute of limitations and negligence laws.

Statute of Limitations

Under Illinois Statute 735 ILCS 5, a plaintiff has two years to file a personal injury claim following an accident. Failing to file within this timeframe typically results in an inability to recover compensation. While two years may seem substantial, it can pass swiftly, especially during recovery. Memories may fade, and evidence could deteriorate over time. Commencing work on your claim promptly facilitates the collection of necessary evidence and ensures the ability to build a robust case for compensation.

Negligence Laws

Illinois operates under a modified comparative negligence system. If you are partially responsible for causing an accident, you can still recover compensation up to the 51% threshold. If your degree of liability exceeds 50%, you will be barred from recovering any losses. If you are determined to be less than 50% at fault, you can recover compensation, though the extent of your contribution to the accident will reduce your award.

For example, suppose another driver’s improper lane change primarily caused the accident. However, the defense demonstrates that you were distracted at the time and bear 20% of the fault. In that case, you can recover only 80% of the total compensation awarded.

Exploring Recoverable Damages After an Accident Caused by an Improper Lane Change

The recoverable damages you may pursue depend on your case’s unique circumstances, encompassing the severity of your injuries, financial losses, and the accident’s long-term impact.

Some potential recoverable damages include:

  • Hospitalization expenses
  • Medication costs
  • Medical devices or assistive devices
  • Physician consultations
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Future income loss if your earning capacity is diminished
  • Property damage
  • Out-of-pocket expenditures
  • Wrongful Death

In cases where a loved one sustained severe injuries in the accident and subsequently passed away due to complications, your family may have grounds for a wrongful death claim.

Recoverable damages in such cases may include:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of financial support and protection
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wages and benefits previously provided by the deceased

How an Improper Lane Changes Lawyer Can Assist

An experienced improper lane change attorney can provide invaluable assistance in various ways, including:

  • Offering legal counsel and addressing any inquiries you may have
  • Collecting evidence such as police reports and eyewitness statements
  • Calculating your case’s total value by reviewing medical records, bills, receipts, and employment records detailing wage losses incurred due to time away from work
  • Interacting with the defense on your behalf
  • Engaging in negotiations to secure a just settlement
  • Advocating for your rights during a trial if an amicable settlement proves unattainable

You retain the right to hold the negligent driver accountable for the injuries you are experiencing as a result of the accident. Our team of attorneys who specialize in improper lane change is committed to assisting you.

Contact Garda, Haught, Fischer & Bhosale LTD to speak with an experienced improper lane change attorney today at (847) 944-9400

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