Lane Change Accident
Our client was traveling on Route I-95 heading to work at 5 am when he decided to change lanes to get away from a tractor trailer that was too close behind him. He looked to the left and there were no vehicles so he moved into the left lane but suddenly was struck from behind by a car that was going far in excess of the speed limit. Our client and the other driver pulled off the road after the collision and the state police arrived. The at-fault driver tried to convince the police officer that our client had SUDDENLY changed lanes and pulled out in front of him causing the accident.
We were able to establish that our client had already fully made his move to the left lane before the collision as the impact was directly to the middle of the back of his car. The police confirmed disregarded the at-fault driver's assertion that our client caused the accident. The at-fault driver's insurance adjuster took their insured's word for it and tried to pose the same argument but we prevailed. Our client suffered severe, life-changing exacerbation of an injury to the cervical spine he had suffered two years prior. His vehicle was declared a total loss even though the police report stated he only had moderate damage. He needed three sets of cervical injections, months of physical therapy and chiropractic care but eventually made a good recovery. We demanded and and eventually received the full policy limits from the at-fault driver's insurance policy.
Practice area(s): Car / Auto Accident
Court: Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County, PA