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Failure to Properly Yield When Making a Left Turn

Failure to Properly Yield When Making a Left TurnA driver who failed to properly yield when making a left turn caused a serious motorcycle accident on US20 according to the Idaho State Police.  The motorcyclist attempted to avoid the collision by swerving but ultimately only caused himself to be ejected from the bike and struck the passenger vehicle. Both drivers needed to be transported to a nearby medical center for evaluation of injuries. Traffic was blocked for nearly two hours as crews worked to clear the motorcycle accident.

Failure to Properly Yield When Making a Left Turn

When a driver is making a left turn and collides with a vehicle going straight, the vehicle turning is almost always found at-fault for the accident. In all states, the law states a driver making a left turn must wait for either a green arrow or for traffic to clear before completing the left turn. By making a turn in front of oncoming traffic, the driver is taking a risk. Failing to yield before making a left-hand turn makes the driver responsible if an accident occurs.

Exceptions to Left Turn Rule

If a driver going straight ran a red light or failed to yield to signs or light signals, then the driver turning left will not be found at fault for the accident. However, it may be difficult for the driver turning to prove they had the right of way without witness statements. Without proof that a person ran a red light, it is almost impossible to make sure the correct driver is found at fault.

Another exception to the left turn rule is if the driver going straight is traveling excessively fast. If instance, if the person turning deemed it safe to turn without realizing an oncoming vehicle was driving excessively fast. This would also be very difficult to prove. However, this could possibly be proven with witness statements.

Motorcycle Collisions

Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries. A motorcyclist has nothing to soften the blow of a collision; therefore, injuries obtained in a motorcycle accident can be more extensive than if the driver were in a car.

To make matters worse, motorcycle insurance is not usually as comprehensive as automobile insurance and might not include medical payment coverage. Our motorcycle accident attorneys are experienced in dealing with accidents with high medical bills and serious injuries. We uncover all available liability insurance and negotiate reductions in medical expenses with hospitals and surgeons to get you a fair settlement.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Boise, Idaho

The Boise motorcycle accident attorneys and lawyers at Parke Gordon Law Firm understand what it takes to get clients the compensation they deserve. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help you obtain a fair settlement for the injuries you sustained in a motorcycle accident. We will help you deal with insurance companies, medical bills, lost wages, and property damages resulting from a motorcycle accident. The attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm are aggressive, experienced and trusted by Boise personal injury clients. We’ll fight to get you every penny you deserve. Call our Boise law office at (208) 322-7274 for a free consultation.

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