Is a Car Making a Left Turn Always at Fault in a Florida Accident?

If you were injured in a car accident when someone made a left turn, the car that made the left turn will most likely be held liable. In left turn accidents, the fault is almost always placed on the person who made the left turn.

According to Florida traffic laws, a car making a left turn should yield to oncoming vehicles and only turn when it is safe. Therefore, a motor vehicle accident is often the fault of the driver making the left turn. The only times this rule may not apply are when:

  • the other driver was driving above the speed limit;
  • the other driver failed to stop at a red traffic signal; or
  • an unexpected event caused the car to stop during the left turn.

If you have been injured in a car accident because of an illegal left turn, you may be eligible for compensation in a personal injury claim. You may recover damages such as your medical expenses, any pain that you have suffered, and any wages that you may have lost because of your injuries and recovery.

Jim Dodson
A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.