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3 Reasons Automatic Liability in a Philadelphia Left-hand Accident May Be Denied


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12/23/2011
Daniel J. O'Brien
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Determining liability in an accident can sometimes be a challenge. There may be difficulty in proving who was at fault and if the accident could have been avoided. This is when you may need to seek help from a Philadelphia auto accident attorney.

Automatic liability may apply to certain situations, such as obvious rear-end collisions or a left-hand accident. Drivers must keep a safe enough distance between them and the driver in front of them, and drivers are also expected to yield to oncoming traffic. 

Here are 3 reasons why automatic liability in a Philadelphia accident may be denied: 

  • speeding;
  • violations of traffic signal or sign (such as running a red light or stop sign); and
  • an unexpected event causes the driver to slow down or stop. 

With the unexpected event, let’s say you were at the intersection of 12th and Spring Garden and were proceeding to make a left-hand turn after seeing it was clear. If a pedestrian suddenly darts out, forcing you to stop, you may not be at fault if an oncoming vehicle hits you. 

To learn if there may be other exceptions to the left-hand accident rule, you may need to consult with a Philadelphia auto accident attorney. An attorney will evaluate the details of your case thoroughly to help determine liability and if you should proceed with the filing of a claim. 

Help after Being Injured in a Left-hand Accident

If you have been severely injured in an accident turning left, you shouldn’t have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person’s negligence. Contact a Philadelphia auto accident attorney today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case – 1-877-944-8396.



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