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Left-hand Accident in Philadelphia Leading to Automatic Liability


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12/21/2011
Daniel J. O'Brien
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When you’ve been seriously injured in an accident and you believe the other driver was negligent, you should seek legal counsel. A Philadelphia auto accident attorney will evaluate your case to determine if you have a legitimate claim.

There are some accidents that could lead to automatic liability of the other driver. These are the types of accidents where in the majority of cases, it’s difficult to argue the other driver wasn’t at fault.

One type of accident in which automatic liability may apply is a rear-end collision. In general, the person who hits you from behind is found at fault because he or she is expected to drive a safe enough distance behind that if it’s necessary to slow down or stop, then the driver is prepared.

The other type is an accident turning left. Automatic liability is usually found with drivers making the left-hand turn because they’re expected to yield to oncoming traffic.

Of course, there are always exceptions. For instance, let’s say you were at the intersection of Red Lion Road and Roosevelt Boulevard and you proceeded to move forward, but a child darted out in front of you. If the driver behind hits you, they may not be found at fault because an unexpected event took place.

There may also be other exceptions to the left-hand accident rule. For help in determining liability in an accident, you should speak with a Philadelphia auto accident attorney as soon as possible. 

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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