If you are changing lanes and there is a collision, the driver changing their lane is most likely at fault for the car accident. This is because the driver already in the lane has the right of way over the driver changing lanes. The exception to this is where both drivers are changing lanes simultaneously. In that case, both drivers will be at fault for the accident and will individually take care of their own property damage and person injury.
Driving Tip: Turing on your turn signal before you change lanes is crucial to informing other drivers of your plans. The downside of using your turn signal is that some aggressive drivers speed up and block you from changing lanes. Please take your time and look before you change lanes, also don’t forget to check your blind spots.
If you have been injured in an accident and need legal representation Omena Law Firm is here to help you. Please call us at 301-363-1604.