Improper Turn Accident Attorneys

Driver turning the wheel of a car

Serving New Jersey & New York

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in an improper turn accident due to the negligence of another driver, you are no doubt overwhelmed. You need more than rest and medical attention; you need the strong legal representation of a strong personal injury attorney. If you are in New Jersey, Nagel Rice, LLP is the place to call. Over the past 40 years, our legal team has compiled an impressive history of successful outcomes. As advocates for the rights of accident victims, we have won more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients.

We offer FREE initial consultations and will charge you no attorney’s fees until we win your case through a negotiated settlement or a positive verdict. Contact Nagel Rice today. As soon as you become our client, we will take over all the heavy lifting so you can take the time you need to relax and recover.

Types of Improper Turns

Improper turn accidents of any kind can have terrible consequences, often leading to significant property damage and catastrophic or fatal injuries. Each type of improper turn presents its own set of frightening risks:

Illegal U-Turns

When a driver makes an illegal U-turn, they are taking a terrible risk with their own safety, the safety of their passengers, and the safety of other drivers and pedestrians who are caught off guard and may be blindsided.

Failing to Yield Left Turns

When a driver making a left turn fails to wait for a green arrow or to yield to oncoming traffic (which has the right of way), it can easily lead to a collision.

Improper Right Turns

Drivers may collide with other vehicles or pedestrians if they make a right turn without properly checking for clearance or ignoring red lights. Because right turns are permitted in some locations in New York but not in others, improper right turns are sometimes caused by confusion as well as negligence, though of course “ignorance of the law is no excuse.”

Turns from the Wrong Lane

When reckless drivers turn from the wrong lane, they frequently collide with other vehicles traveling legally. Such turns are usually made by drivers who are unprepared for the exit and trying to avoid the inconvenience of extending their travel time — never a smart decision.

Disobeying Traffic Signs or Signals

Failing to obey stop signs, yield signs, or traffic lights while turning is liable to lead to accidents with severe injuries.

Misjudging the Speed or Distance of Oncoming Traffic

This error, more common in new drivers, can lead to miscalculated turns. Leaving too little time to complete a turn in either direction can, and too often does, result in side-impact or head-on collisions.  

Why Left-hand Turns and Side Impacts Are Especially Dangerous

Left-hand turns are particularly hazardous due to the crossing of an oncoming traffic lane, which significantly increases the risk of a collision. These accidents are dangerous because they often lead to side-impact crashes, which can be especially severe due to the limited protection offered by many side car doors that do not have airbags.

Services Our New Jersey Car Accident Attorneys Provide

At Nagel Rice, our attorneys take the following steps to prove negligence on the part of the driver who caused you harm by:

  • Gathering evidence, including police reports, medical records, surveillance footage, and eyewitness accounts to establish the other driver’s fault. 
  • Determining liability.
  • Filing claims in a timely fashion.
  • Consulting with medical and accident reconstruction experts whose testimony will bolster your case.
  • Negotiating with opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters to settle your case out of court, if possible.
  • Forcefully representing you at trial if necessary to bring you maximum compensation.

Above all, in addition to being highly competent, our lawyers are compassionate people who will provide you with moral as well as legal support.

Injuries Suffered in Improper Turns 

Victims of improper turn accidents may suffer from a wide range of injuries, from bruises and bone fractures to life-threatening conditions. Severe injuries incurred in improper turn accidents may include:

Because the severity of these injuries and the long-term costs of recovery or permanent impairment that may result can be exorbitant, obtaining sufficient compensation for your losses is crucial. That’s why having one of our capable attorneys on your side is so important.

Damages Our Attorneys Will Fight to Win

We will leave no stone unturned when it comes to fighting for damages to cover your losses. We will develop the best strategy for your particular case to bring you the resources you need for:  

  • Medical costs
  • Lost income and earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life 
  • Wrongful death

We will calculate carefully to make sure we seek appropriate compensation, not only for your present expenses, but to provide security going forward as you overcome future challenges associated with your injuries.

After an Improper Turn Accident, Turn to Nagel Rice

If you’ve been involved in an improper turn accident, don’t face the painful aftermath alone. Contact our offices today and let our experienced, talented attorneys fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Nagel Rice LLP helps its clients with claims throughout New Jersey including Bergen County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Passaic County, and Sussex County. We also represent clients in New York.