Phoenix, AZ Unsafe Lane Change Accident Lawyer

According to our traffic rules, drivers may change lanes to pass another motorist or in preparation to turn or exit the highway. But while lane changes are necessary, they should always be completed with safety in mind. Unsafe lane changes are the cause of thousands of car accidents and injuries every year, and they’re generally preventable!

If you or a loved one has been harmed in a lane change accident, the car accident lawyers at Phillips Legal Group can help you file a personal injury claim for your injuries and losses. We can handle every aspect of your case while you focus on healing or caring for your injured family member.

Contact us today for a free consultation to review your case. There are no upfront costs or attorneys fees charged unless we recover compensation for you. Call us, start a live chat on this page, or complete the evaluation form to get started today. 

Causes of Unsafe Lane Change Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines lane change accidents as collisions that occur when one vehicle veers into the lane of another vehicle traveling in the same parallel direction. 

Traffic laws prohibit drivers from making unsafe lane changes in a variety of situations. Motorists who fail to obey these traffic laws put the safety of themselves and others at risk. They may be held legally liable if their actions cause injuries or property damage to another person. 

Common causes of lane change accidents include:

  • Failing to signal 
  • Speeding
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Changing lanes where the road lines are solid
  • Driving while distracted
  • Drifting into the adjacent lane
  • Cutting a driver off when changing lanes
  • Driving between lanes for an extended period of time (lane splitting)
  • Failing to check mirrors and blind spots 
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Weaving back and forth through traffic