Lane Changing Accidents in NC and VA

Lane changing is allowed on most state and federal roads. It’s often allowed to let one car pass or to let one car enter a slower lane. It can be necessary to let one car be in position to make a turn at an intersection or to get off the highway onto an exit ramp.

However, there are right ways and wrong ways to change lanes. When drivers change lanes the wrong way an accident can occur, causing severe injuries and even death. When a motorcycle rider is involved (often a car making a lane change will fail to look for a motorcycle), the results can be catastrophic.

Some of the improper ways to change lanes are:

  • Failing to signal a lane change or signaling improperly
  • Weaving in and out of lanes to get ahead
  • Failing to stay in your lane but instead straddling two lanes
  • Changing more than one lane at a time (going from the left lane across the middle lane to the right lane or vice-versa)
  • Cutting off another driver while making a lane change
  • Passing where passing is not permitted
  • Passing and then moving back into the original lane at improper speeds causing rear-end collisions

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A car accident caused by a failure to properly change lanes can have devastating results, and at Joe Miller Law, Ltd., we believe that you should not be forced to cover the costs of such an accident if it resulted from another party’s negligence. Learn more about what our legal team can do to help you by calling us today at (888) 694-1671.