Who is At Fault in a Right-Turn Car Accident?

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Right-Turn Car Accident Lawyer in California

Right-Turn Car Accident Lawyer in California

Aug 3, 2021

Every day on California’s many roads and highways, various types of car accidents occur. From rear-end collisions to rollover accidents to broadside (or T-bone) crashes, any type of motor vehicle accident can be dangerous and cause serious injuries. When a car accident occurs in California, the pure comparative negligence (or comparative fault) law is applied.

This means that a portion of the responsibility for the crash is assigned to each involved driver. While one driver may incur 100% and another driver may incur 0%, in many cases each driver shares some portion of liability. Accordingly, any financial damages awarded for various losses – such as hospital or medical bills, pain and suffering, or lost wages – will be determined based on that percentage of liability.

Below we will look at a specific type of motor vehicle collision: right-turn car accidents. These accidents commonly occur in busy metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, and we’ll review how fault is determined in such crashes as well as how to file a personal injury claim to recover the financial compensation you need to make a complete recovery.

What is a Right-Turn Car Accident?

A right-turn car accident involves a driver experiencing a collision when in the act of making a right turn. This can occur as a result of the driver misjudging the space between their vehicle and the vehicle(s) directly in front of them. In some locations, like at La Brea and Franklin in Los Angeles, roads with multi-laned right turn curves can result in accidents when drivers misjudge other vehicles either directly in front or to the side of them. In many cases, a driver is traveling too fast when making a right turn, and ends up rear-ending the vehicle in front of them.

If you’ve been injured in a right-turn car accident, our helpful guide offering the Top 10 Steps to take after a motor vehicle collision provides some important information. Ensuring that you receive proper medical care, document the accident scene with photographs and videos (whenever possible), and contact an experienced attorney before admitting any fault to the other party or an insurance company can be especially advantageous to your claim.

Our experienced attorneys can help you pursue a financial award for your personal injury case. Contact us online or by phone for a free consultation today.

Who is At Fault in a Right-Turn Car Accident?

With California being a pure comparative fault state, it’s more common than not that both (or multiple, in the case of a multi-car crash) drivers will share a portion of the responsibility for a right-turn car accident. That said, it is possible that if the driver did not have the right of way and ended up rear-ending another vehicle or striking a pedestrian, that driver could found to be 100% at fault for the accident.

This is one of many reasons why it’s so important that California car accident victims:

  • Never admit fault or make an on-the-record statement before speaking with a qualified personal injury lawyer
  • Hire and obtain the representation of such a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in successfully handling car accident cases

When you contact the experienced team of car accident attorneys at Dordulian Law Group (DLG), we will listen to the facts of your case, launch a thorough investigation that is led by our in-house Chief Investigator – Moses Castillo – who recently retired after a nearly 30-year detective career with the LAPD, and provide you with information regarding all of your available legal options. If you have a claim for financial compensation as a result of an injury, we will find it and then fight to ensure a maximum damages award is recovered.

Led by a former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, Sam Dordulian, DLG offers injured car accident victims the peace of mind they need when navigating the often difficult car accident claims process. Throughout the years we’ve successfully recovered more than $100,000,000 in settlements and verdicts for injured clients like you, and maintained a 98% success rate in the process. With Dordulian and his team in your corner, you can be confident that your claim is in the absolute best hands – an experienced, proven, and dedicated Car Accident Division that always fights for maximum financial compensation.

As a Deputy District Attorney for L.A. County, Dordulian secured over 100 jury trial victories. With Dordulian’s courtroom savvy, injured car accident victims who choose DLG don’t ever have to worry that we’ll accept a lowball or unfair settlement offer from the insurance company. Unlike settlement mill firms, we prepare every car accident claim for trial – and if necessary, we’ll fight for the maximum financial compensation you deserve in the courtroom.

What Types of Damages are Recoverable After a Right-Turn Car Accident?

At DLG, we’ll fight to ensure you recover every available ounce of financial compensation you deserve for your car accident injury. When a right-turn car accident occurs and the other party is primarily at fault, you as the injured victim may be eligible for various types of economic and non-economic damages.

Some common damages recovered in right-turn car accidents include:

Economic Damages:

  • Hospital or medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation or physical therapy bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity

Non-Economic Damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Psychological distress

Proving liability in a car accident claim – particularly when it comes to inexact and difficult to quantify non-economic damages like pain and suffering – requires the skill of a proven and experienced personal injury lawyer like Sam Dordulian. Choosing the best California car accident attorney to handle your claim can be the difference between recovering a substantial sum of money and losing out on considerable damages that may be difficult to prove under the law.

But with DLG, our experience and proven results combine to give injured victims the peace of mind they need so they can focus on what’s most important – their physical recovery and overall well-being. Let us handle the stressful and often trying details – haggling with the insurance company, fighting to get medical expenses covered, etc. – while you focus on your health and well-bring.

Some of DLG’s added advantages include:

  • Over $100,000,000 recovered in settlements and verdicts
  • A 98% success rate
  • Former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County
  • Over 100 jury trial victories
  • In-house Chief Investigator and retired LAPD detective
  • Over 25 years of combined experience
  • Former insurance industry attorneys fighting for our clients

If you experienced a car accident incident, don’t wait to file a claim. Contact our expert attorneys online or by phone for a free consultation today.

How Do I File a Claim After a Right-Turn Car Crash?

How Do I File a Claim After a Right-Turn Car Crash?

Filing a personal injury civil claim is easy with DLG. Simply contact us online or by phone at 818-322-4056 to arrange a free consultation and begin the process towards securing the justice and financial compensation you deserve. Our team of skilled attorneys, experienced investigators, and dedicated case managers are available 24/7 to help answer any questions you have and serve as your dedicated legal advocates throughout the claims process.

And with DLG, our No Win/No Fee Guarantee means you never have to worry about:

  • Upfront fees
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Hidden or unexpected charges

Injured car accident victims who choose DLG never pay a penny until we recover maximum financial compensation on their behalf. Our contingency fee agreement means we’re invested in helping to recover the maximum damages award you deserve for your right-turn car accident. We’ll use our years of experience and past success to devise a precise legal strategy that aims to obtain justice and help you make a complete recovery – physically, emotionally, and financially.

Contact California’s leading car accident lawyers today to learn more about what it means for injured victims who receive the DLG Advantage.

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