Many road traffic accidents occur as a result of turning in to or out of side roads. The process of turning into and out of a side road should be easy but risks and dangers arise because the drivers involved do not look carefully enough or do not judge the speeds and distances of other vehicles around, resulting in accidents.
As with all road traffic claims common sense lies at the heart of the rules governing when and how to turn and to who has right of way.
Have you ever been in a situation where you were correctly proceeding down the road when all of a sudden a vehicle pulls out from a side road and collides into your vehicle? The vehicle pulling out from the side road is clearly at fault – they made a total misjudgment and if you have been injured you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
When turning out of a minor road the general rule is that the onus is on the emerging driver to ensure that there is a safe gap in the traffic on the main road in both directions before pulling out. If the emerging driver pulls out when another vehicle is too close for comfort then, generally, he will be liable for the accident.
The same principle applies if a driver on the main road intends to turn into a minor road across oncoming traffic. It is for the driver to ensure that he can execute the maneuver safely and if he turns into the side road without considering the speed of the oncoming traffic and causes a collision then he will be at fault.
If this has happened to you and you are not at fault for the accident you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. You need to make sure you get the right legal representation and this is where we come in. We are expert personal injury solicitors who offer a genuine no win no fee agreement and 100% compensation – it does sound too good to be true but there are no hidden clauses; we say exactly what we mean. For free and friendly legal advice and get your claim started today.