Who is Responsible in Left-Turn Motorcycle Accidents?
The majority of motorists—including motorcyclists—make left turns at four-way intersections every day. These turns can sometimes be dangerous, especially when turning without a protected green arrow. However, while most people assume that accidents involving a motorist turning left and another driving straight are always caused by the person turning left, this is not always the case.
If you or someone you know has been in an accident with another motorcycle or other motor vehicle, you may be eligible for financial compensation, even if it was a left-turn accident. To talk about your case and who was at fault, contact a dedicated Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 and schedule a free consultation.
Establishing Liability in Left-Turn Accidents
Even though determining fault in left-turn accidents may seem straightforward, it can actually be complicated if one or both motorists acted carelessly. The motorist driving straight may be considered liable in the following scenarios:
- He or she ran a red light or stop sign
- He or she was speeding while going through the intersection
- The driver turning left was unexpectedly slowed or stopped mid-turn and the driver going straight did not adjust
Before you accept the blame in a left-turn accident, talk to a knowledgeable Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorney regarding your case.
Motorcycle accidents can cause severe and sometimes life-altering injuries. In these situations, securing financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering can be imperative. For more information about your rights, contact a Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to schedule your free consultation.