One of the most dangerous maneuvers that a driver may make while operating a car is making a left hand turn.
New York, New York (PRWEB) January 14, 2014
TLC reality star Honey Boo Boo (aka Alana Thompson) and her famous family were involved in an auto accident, reported NBC News (1.8.14). Attorney at Law David Perecman understands that the responsibility for the accident is in dispute.
Family patriarch Sugar Bear was driving the family’s car when it collided with a pickup truck at an intersection. The "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" stars' vehicle was making a left turn at the light. The truck was going straight.
“One of the most dangerous maneuvers that a driver may make while operating a car is making a left hand turn,” said Perecman. “Generally, the vehicle that is making a left turn is almost always found responsible for causing an auto accident with a vehicle coming from the other direction and going straight.”
“However, there are always exceptions to the general rule. It depends on a case by case basis,” he added.
According to the police report, said NBC News, both drivers had the green light, but Sugar Bear said that the truck’s lights were off, so he didn't see it coming. The truck driver said his lights were on an automatic setting. Authorities were unable to determine whether the truck’s lights were on or off at the time of the accident. When they arrived on the scene, the vehicles were parked.
In the car with Sugar Bear were Alana, Mama June, and sisters Pumpkin and Chubbs. No serious injuries were reported, NBC News said.
In most cases, the person who caused the accident will be held responsible for paying for all of the damages that happened because of the accident. If there is any dispute over who is at fault, it's important to hire an experienced auto accident lawyer to investigate the accident scene. A lawyer can help collect and examine evidence, including traffic camera footage and witness testimony.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reported that crashes at intersections cause roughly 50 percent of serious injuries, and 21 percent of all fatalities. Some of the most common intersection crashes involve left turns.
If you, or a loved one, have been hurt in a car accident involving a car making a left turn, you need an experienced auto accident lawyer who can investigate the facts of the accident and work to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact the auto accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
The NBC News story cited is “ Honey Boo Boo and Family Involved in Serious Car Crash.”
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For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases of vehicular accidents in New York. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.
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**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
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