MAY 28, 2012 BY SAMUEL FISHMAN
Many of the most serious injuries that we see at the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman occur as the result of drivers making left hand turns without sufficient clearance. Often, these accidents will occur when a driver is rushing in an attempt to make a left hand turn before a traffic light turns red. Regardless of the reason, when a driver makes a left hand turn in front of another vehicle which is so close as to constitute a hazard, the driver making the left hand turn has violated Pennsylvania law. If you have been injured by a driver making an improper left hand turn, then you should contact the personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman today.
Under 75 Pa.C.S. § 3322 (2012), the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes state that:The driver of a vehicle intending to turn left within an intersection or into an alley, private road or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is so close as to constitute a hazard.
Our office has significant experience at obtaining significant monetary awards for clients who have been injured as the result of a driver making an improper left hand turn. Our attorneys will often seek to have the defendant declared negligent “per se”, or negligent as a matter of law. This will help focus your case down so that the jury or fact finder can focus on what really matters: your injuries, pain, and suffering.
Furthermore, it is important that any person who is injured as the result of a motor vehicle accident take the steps necessary to protect their right to be appropriately compensated for the injuries, pain, and suffering that they have endured. Under Pennsylvania law, a two year statute of limitations prevents an adult from bringing a lawsuit more than two years following the date of an accident. It takes significant time to prepare a personal injury case for trial and, therefore, it is important that all injured parties take the appropriate steps to protect their rights. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman stand ready to help protect your rights and help you obtain a sizable monetary settlement for your injuries, pain, and suffering.
No matter what type of vehicle you were driving, our attorneys will fight on your behalf to ensure that you receive full compensation. Our office has in depth experience with all types of accidents including car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, bus, train, and many more.
When you contact us today, we will set up your FREE consultation and explain how our office will help you obtain full compensation for your injuries. Also, we maintain a strict no fee guarantee under which you will never pay a single out of pocket fee until we recover money for you! There is no reason to delay! Contact the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman today so that we can protect your rights and start working to obtain full compensation for your injuries!