While changing lanes may seem like a fairly routine thing to do, this simple action can lead to serious accidents. Whether a person is changing lanes at lower speeds on a regular road or higher speeds on a highway, there can be serious injuries and property damage if a crash occurs. According to the Kentucky Department of Transportation, there were more than 158,000 total car accidents reported during the latest reporting year across the state. While there are no exact statistics on how many of those incidents involved lane changing accidents, we do know that this type of crash injures many people each year.
There could be various parties at fault for lane changing accident. This can include:
All drivers owe a duty of care to others on the roadway around them. If they are negligent and breach their duty of care, they could cause harm to others. The goal of an injured party will be to show that they were harmed due to a negligent driver’s breach of duty.
Just like any other car accident, anybody involved could sustain serious injuries. The Kentucky DOT says that there were 33,914 total car accident injuries in the latest reporting year across the state. While many car accident injuries are minor, it is not uncommon to see the following injuries after a lane changing crash:
Each of these injuries will require the victim to seek medical attention. In some cases, a lane changing crash in Kentucky can lead to a victim missing work and losing valuable income. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, speak with a Lexington car accident lawyer today during a free consultation.
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