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Lane changes on interstates can be dangerous

Driving on the interstate is something that many people do on a regular basis. This is oftentimes the fastest way to get from one place to another. These roads that have higher speed limits usually have multiple lanes moving in each direction. This poses a safety risk that isn't present on other roads -- drivers trying to change lanes.

When a driver changes lanes, especially when there are three or more lanes in one direction, there is a chance that a crash will occur. Think about what might happen if a driver from the left lane and the driver in the right lane both try to move into the center lane at the same time. This could be a very serious accident simply because of the speeds involved. Even if one driver cuts back to his or her original lane, there is still a chance of an accident occurring.

When you are involved in a lane change accident, there might be injuries. Determining who was at fault for the accident can prove difficult, but it is necessary if you are going to try to seek compensation to try to cover the financial damages you suffered because of the accident.

There are a few factors that must be considered in these cases. One of these is whether the other driver was driving lawfully. Did he or she use a turn signal? Did he or she change lanes without looking to see if it was safe to do so? These questions and ones that are similar might help you to determine whether you have a claim for compensation or not.

Source: FindLaw, "Lane-Changing Car Accident Liability," Christopher Coble, Esq., accessed June 23, 2017

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