Unsafe Lane Changes and Motor Vehicle Accidents

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It’s quite frustrating when you’re out driving on the highway and a driver, not checking their blind spot, nearly runs into you while trying to make a lane change. You wonder how this person ever received their driver’s license, since highway driving is part of the G2 exam! However, bad drivers do exist, and, despite their careless driving behaviour, you need to be aware of them on the roads.


Causes of Sudden Lane Changes


Beyond careless and unsafe driving practices on the roads, there are other reasons why cars need to make sudden lane changes, and some of these are necessary. Here are a few reasons:


  • Debris is blocking the road (tires, potholes, animals, oil spills, etc.);
  • A medical emergency occurred; or
  • You are approaching an emergency vehicle.


These scenarios are unpredictable and can cause serious motor vehicle accidents, but there is always a vehicle at fault due to the Fault Determination Rules in Ontario.


Serious Injuries as the Result of a Car Accident


Usually when an unsafe lane change is made, it causes a chain reaction for the other drivers behind the initial incident. This instigates rollover accidents, front-end accidents, side-impact car accidents, and rear-end collisions. The injuries can be life-threatening in these situations, and it is important to seek medical attention immediately.


Hiring a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer


A Toronto personal injury lawyer will ensure that you receive compensation for your injuries or damages after a motor vehicle accident occurs. If another driver is at-fault in the accident due to an unsafe lane change, or another scenario, a lawyer will help you with your case and fight for your cause. Book a free consultation with a Toronto personal injury lawyer today, and ask us any questions about your case.