Right Turn Accidents

Common Injuries, Damages, Compensation & Legal Support

Proving Fault in Right Turn Accidents: A Guide for Victims to Get Compensation & Legal Support

You may have been in an accident involving a right-turn or you might have seen one. You know what a terrifying and devasting experience it can be. Right turn accidents are car crashes that occur when the driver of a vehicle makes a turn to the right at an intersection and then collides with another moving straight ahead or to their left. A side-impact collision or T-bone accident can occur. Both parties can suffer serious injuries.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows that intersection crashes involving right turns account for 15% of all accidents in the US. This translates to over 2,000 deaths and 200,000 injuries each year. The majority of right-turn accidents are caused by driver negligence. For example, running red lights and not yielding the right of way. Turning illegally. Changing lanes without permission, etc. Other factors, such as road defects, weather conditions or vehicle malfunctions may also play a role.

If you have been injured in a right turn accident, the following article provides answers to many of your questions about what steps should be taken next: how to recover from injuries sustained, establish liability in the incident and seek compensation; as well as legal support. Here, you can discover:

How Legal Yogi can help you with your right turn accident case

How to seek compensation for right turn accidents

How to determine fault and liability in a right turn accident

How to deal with insurance companies after a right turn accident

How to hire a qualified lawyer for a right turn accident case

How to prevent right turn accidents and stay safe on the road

What are the common injuries and damages caused by right turn accidents

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Common Injuries Caused by Right Turn Accidents

Right turn accidents have serious repercussions that include injuries to both drivers and passengers of both vehicles involved. Due to their angle and force of collisions, right turn accidents often result in severe and even life-threatening injuries for all parties involved, including:

If the condition is severe, it may require hospitalization and medication. You may also experience psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety.

Limb and extremity injuries: Broken bones, sprains and strains are all examples of limb and extremity injuries. They also include amputations and crash injuries. The injuries you suffer can affect your strength, flexibility and range of motion. These injuries may cause swelling, pain and bruising. It may be necessary to have surgery or rehab. You might also need prosthetics.

Neck and spine injuries: can affect mobility, sensations, reflexes, and coordination. They may also cause chronic pain, stiffness and inflammation, as well as nerve damage. These conditions impact on the respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive systems, urinary and reproductive organs. They include paralysis, whiplash and spinal cord injury (SCI).

Chest and abdominal injuries: Include rib fractures, lung contusions, internal bleeding, organ damage and diaphragm rupture. Chest and abdominal injuries can disrupt breathing, circulation, digestion and metabolism, as well as cause infections, shock or organ failure.

Head and brain injuries: include traumatic injuries, concussions and skull fractures. This can negatively impact cognitive functions such as memory, hearing, vision, balance, and mood. It also increases your risk of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

Common Damages Caused by Right Turn Accidents

Another serious consequence of right turn accidents is the damages that they can cause to your property and finances. Because of the severity of the collision, right turn accidents can result in substantial losses that can affect your economic situation and your future prospects. These losses include:

Economic damages

are tangible, easily quantifiable losses, like medical costs, loss of income, or property damage. The actual costs you have or will incur are used to calculate economic damages. For example, if your accident resulted in $5,000 in lost wages due to an accident involving a right-turn and $10,000 in medical expenses as a result then the total amount you would have suffered in economic damages is $15,000.

Non-economic damages

Cannot easily be measured; for instance, pain and suffering, emotional distress and lost enjoyment of life. Non-economic damages depend on the severity and impact of injuries on physical, mental, and emotional well-being; thus they vary depending on each case. For example, if chronic pain, depression and anxiety were experienced because of a right turn accident, then your non-economic damages will vary according to each scenario.

Punitive damages

Awarded when someone’s conduct constitutes gross negligence or intentional misconduct, rather than simple economic and noneconomic damages. They serve to punish wrongdoers and deter repeat offenses – for instance if your right turn accident was caused by someone driving drunk, speeding, or texting, punitive damages may also apply in addition to economic and noneconomic compensation.

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How to Seek Compensation for Right Turn Accidents

If you have been injured or damaged in a right turn accident, seeking compensation from those responsible could be available to you. But getting it can be complex – here are some steps and factors you should consider when seeking right turn accident compensation:

Reporting the accident

Following a right turn accident, it is crucial that you notify both police and insurance immediately of all pertinent details, such as date, time, place, parties involved, witnesses present, injuries sustained and damages sustained. Doing this will enable you to document all aspects of the event as soon as possible and protect both legal rights as well as claims procedures.

Hiring a lawyer

As the fourth step after a right turn accident, hiring a lawyer to represent your interests and manage legal aspects is crucial. Your attorney can help protect your rights, investigate your case, gather evidence and calculate damages before demanding compensation from insurance providers if needed and taking your case through trial if needed. A good lawyer will advise on an ideal course of action and guide you through a complex legal process with ease.

Gathering evidence

Collecting evidence is the third step to support your claim. Documents such as photos, video or witness testimony may be required. You may also want to add medical records, police reports and receipts.

Seeking medical attention

Your first priority should be seeking medical attention and documenting its diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. This will allow you to assess the extent and severity of injuries sustained; their effect on health and wellbeing; as well as help you prove them against insurance companies or courts.

Determining fault and liability

One of the key factors affecting your compensation amount is establishing fault and liability between all involved in an accident. Fault and Liability refers to the person who is at fault for an accident, and their responsibility to cover any injuries that result from it. You can determine fault and liability using many sources, including traffic laws, road rules, evidence at the accident site, witness testimony, and expert opinion. According to the state or jurisdiction where an accident occurred, fault and liability can be shared between parties or contested. Some states use comparative negligence systems, where each party’s contribution to an accident is reduced by their individual share of responsibility; others use contributory negligence systems in which if even minimally responsible parties cannot collect damages from others. Other jurisdictions use no-fault systems instead – each party pays their own insurance company directly regardless of who caused it.

How to calculate the Payout in a right turn accident

In order to calculate your payout for a right-turn accident, add all the non-economic and economic damages you’ve suffered. Economic damages include tangible losses you can measure, like medical costs, loss of income, and property damage. Non-economic losses are intangibles that cannot be easily measured, like pain and suffering or emotional distress.

You can only claim economic damages if you are able to prove that your injury has caused you actual losses and expenses. To prove this, you will need to submit receipts or invoices as well as pay stubs and tax returns. If your injury has caused you physical, emotional or mental harm, non-economic damage can be claimed. You may be required to submit medical records, witness testimony, photographs, videos and other proof to prove non-economic damage.

To illustrate how these factors can affect your payout in a right turn accident, let’s look at some real-life examples, numbers, and calculations:

Example 1

While driving straight on a green light, another driver abruptly makes a right turn in front of you without yielding. You and the other victims are injured in a T-bone collision caused by a car that collides with yours. This results in broken arms, concussions and whiplash. Your medical bills are $20,000, lost income is $10,000 and property damage is $5,000. Total economic damages are $35,000. Due to your injuries, you are experiencing pain and emotional distress estimated at 50% more – total non-economic damages amounting to $50k are estimated. Your total damages exceed $85,000 and the other driver was found completely responsible for causing the collision by violating traffic rules and failing to give way. Living in a state that adheres to comparative negligence systems, you file a claim with their insurance provider for this amount; their insurer agrees to cover it fully.

Example 2

Your car is driving straight on a green light when another driver suddenly makes a right turn in front of you without yielding to traffic flow, forcing a collision. You and your passenger were both injured in the T-bone accident caused by your car. Both of you suffered a concussion, whiplash and a broken wrist. Your medical expenses total $20,000, lost income is $10,000 and property damage totals $5,000; total economic damages total $35,000. You also suffer from pain, emotional distress and suffering as a result of your injury. Non-economic damages are estimated to be $50,000. Your total damages amount to $85,000. The other driver was determined to be 80% at fault for causing this accident by breaking traffic rules and failing to yield to the right of way. However, you were found 20% responsible by speeding slightly above the limit. Living in a state that uses the comparative negligence system, you file an $85,000 claim against another driver’s insurance company for damages of $85,001 and receive an offer to cover 80% of these damages based on your percentage of fault. This amount represents $68,000 of total damages reduced by your percentage.

Example 3

At a green light, another driver abruptly makes a right turn in front of you without yielding. Your vehicle collides with the passenger side car causing a T-bone collision which leaves you with broken arm, concussion and whiplash injuries. Your medical bills total $20,000, lost income is $10,000 and property damage $5,000; that makes your total economic damages $35,000. In addition, injuries have caused pain, suffering and emotional distress estimated to total $50k as non-economic damages. Your total damages total $85,000; the other driver was found 80% responsible for violating traffic rules and failing to yield the right of way; you, however, were found 20% culpable due to speeding slightly above the limit. Your state follows a contributory negligence system and you filed an $85,000 claim against another driver’s insurance company; they dispute it by saying you cannot collect anything because part of the responsibility lies with yourself.

How to Deal with Insurance Companies after a Right Turn Accident

One of the more daunting aspects of seeking compensation for right turn accidents is negotiating with insurance companies. Insurance providers are businesses, looking for ways to minimize payouts in order to maximize profits; as such, they may attempt to deny or reduce your claim using various methods, including:

Denying or disputing your claim: Insurance adjusters may attempt to reject or challenge your claim on various grounds, including that the accident wasn’t covered by your policy, you did not abide by its terms and conditions, failed to file your claim within its required timeframe, or didn’t provide enough evidence or proof for your case. They may use any loopholes or technicalities within policy language or law as means of disputing it further; in order to avoid these tactics it’s wise to review your policy thoroughly to understand your rights and obligations and seek legal advice should there be any problems or disputes with insurers or their agents.

Delaying or stalling your claim:  Insurance adjusters may attempt to delay or stall the claims process by requesting unnecessary documentation, asking repetitive or irrelevant questions and offering excuses as excuses for not responding or paying your claim. You may be pressured into settling quickly, cheaply and without realizing your full damages and injuries or that the statute of limitation has expired. To combat this tactic it is important to remain persistent and to consult with an attorney before accepting any terms of settlement.

Your social media posts or activities could also be used against you to undercut your claim, and demonstrate that you may not be as hurt or distressed as claimed.

To prevent these tactics from the insurance company, be careful what you say or do after an accident and consult a lawyer before speaking with them directly.

Blaming you for the accident or disputing your injuries and damages: Insurance adjusters often try to blame you for accidents or dispute your injuries and damages by finding any evidence or argument that can shift some or all of the blame onto you or cast doubt upon their extent or impact. They also may use any statements or actions you took post-accident against you, such as admitting fault or offering an apology as leverage against them.

Submitting recorded statements or signing documents without legal advice; accepting lowball offers.

For effective negotiations with insurance companies, it is crucial that you be informed, prepared, and assertive. Furthermore, having legal representation by your side is invaluable in protecting your interests and negotiating on your behalf.


Reviewing your policy and explaining your coverage and benefits


Advising you on what to say or do after the accident


Gathering and presenting evidence to support your claim


Calculating compensation that reflects your true losses


Negotiating with the insurance company for a fair  settlement


Filing a lawsuit if the insurance company refuses to pay you fairly

How to Hire a Qualified Lawyer for a Right Turn Accident Case

As soon as a right turn accident has taken place, one of the most crucial decisions you must make is hiring an experienced attorney to represent your case. An attorney can play an invaluable role in shaping its outcome by providing legal advice, representation and support services.

Protecting your rights and interests throughout the legal process

Investigating your case and gathering evidence to prove fault and liability

Calculating your damages and demanding compensation that reflects your true losses

Negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf and taking your case to trial if necessary

However, not all lawyers are equal; to ensure you find one who meets your specific needs and expectations. Here are some things you should keep an eye out for when hiring a right-turn accident attorney:

Credentials: Before hiring any attorney, you should review their educational background, licensing status, professional affiliations and awards & recognitions; as their disciplinary record and client reviews. Ideally, you want a lawyer with an exceptional academic foundation as well as a valid license to practice law in your state/jurisdiction, membership in reputable legal organizations and an excellent reputation among both peers and clients – avoiding those with complaints against them, sanctions or malpractice claims filed against them.

Reputation: Before hiring any lawyer, you should first check their track record, success rate, testimonials from satisfied customers and referrals. Aim for hiring someone with proven success handling right turn accident cases similar to your own; one who receives positive feedback from past and current clients as well as references from happy customers who can give testimonials on your behalf; avoid those with negative reviews, unresolved disputes or low ratings as this could compromise your case further.

Experience: You need to check the lawyer’s area of specialization, years of practice, and familiarity with the local laws and courts. You want to hire a lawyer who specializes in right turn accident cases, and who has extensive experience in handling cases like yours. You also want to hire a lawyer who knows the laws and regulations that apply to your case, and who has established relationships with the judges, juries, and experts in your area. You also want to avoid a lawyer who is inexperienced, unfamiliar, or unprepared for your case.

Skills: When hiring a lawyer, it is essential that you carefully assess their communication, negotiation, trial and analytical abilities. Your ideal lawyer should communicate clearly, effectively and persuasively with yourself, the insurance company and the court as well as be capable of aggressively, fairly and successfully negotiating with them while taking your case through trial if necessary. Furthermore, an ideal candidate will analyze facts and evidence related to your case to create a strong legal strategy while avoiding lawyers who lack these capabilities – ones who may appear unclear in communication, negotiation or trial skills – when hiring their services will do just fine for all parties involved – but definitely avoid those that lack clarity, ineffectiveness or unprofessionalism when conducting negotiations or trials as this could cause further delay.

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How to Prevent Right Turn Accidents and Stay Safe on the Road

Though you are powerless over other driver’s actions, you can take steps to help avoid right turn accidents and stay safe on the road. Here are some helpful tips and advice on how to manage and prevent right turn collisions:

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Obey the traffic rules and signals: Before making a right turn at any intersection, always adhere to all traffic rules and signals in effect at that location. Stop at red lights or stop signs; give right of way to traffic traveling straight or left; check for clear intersection before proceeding; signal your intention to turn; double-check mirrors/blind spots before initiating turn; turn at safe speeds/angles etc.

Avoid driving when impaired, tired, or distracted: Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, fatigue or being distracted by phones, texts and navigation devices should always be avoided as these factors can impair judgment, reaction times, vision coordination and coordination as well as increase risk for right turn accidents. Therefore it is always wise to remain sober, alert and attentive while using hands-free devices or voice commands if necessary.

Check your vehicle regularly: When it comes to keeping safe and smooth right turns, these systems are essential in creating safe environments. As soon as any defects or malfunctions arise in these essential systems, fix them immediately, and maintain your vehicle according to manufacturer recommendations. You should also pay attention to weather and road conditions prior to driving and adjust accordingly.

Wear seat belts and use airbags: Always wear seat belts and use airbags correctly when driving or riding in a vehicle to safeguard yourself against serious injuries in the event of an accident, such as when taking right turns. In addition, child seats or head restraints may provide added protection in these scenarios.

How Legal Yogi Can Help You with Your Right Turn Accident Case

If you have been involved or affected by a right turn accident, legal help can help protect your rights and recover any associated losses. Unfortunately, finding a suitable attorney to represent your case can be both time consuming and challenging. That’s why you need Legal Yogi.

Legal Yogi is a leading lawyer agency in the USA that specializes in right turn accident cases. Legal Yogi has an experienced team of lawyers ready to take on any case from start to finish with professionalism and dedication. Take advantage of their free consultation service where they offer honest evaluation of your chances for victory in any given matter. Legal Yogi works on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay anything unless you win your case.

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Legal Yogi has assisted thousands of clients who have been injured or damaged in right turn accidents. Our track record speaks for itself when it comes to securing favorable settlements or verdicts for our clients, with many satisfied clients appreciating their quality service, personal attention, and positive results.

In the United States right turn crashes are some of the most common and dangerous car accidents, often resulting in serious injuries to all involved. If you were affected by a right turn accident, seeking compensation from those responsible may be possible; however, this process can be complex and lengthy. It involves several steps and factors that can affect your outcome.

That’s why you need to be prepared, informed, and assertive when seeking compensation for right turn accidents. An attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case by offering legal advice, representation and support services to help defend you.

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