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Recovering Damages in a New Jersey Left Hand Turn Car or Truck Accident

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Car accidents happen frequently in New Jersey.  At least one car accident is reported by the news media every day. One type of accident is a left-turn accident, i.e., the driver attempting to make a left does not yield to oncoming traffic and hits or t-bones a car heading straight from the opposite direction.

Earlier this month, Chester Township, NJ had a rash of car accidents in 1 week, and 2 of those accidents involved left-turn accidents.  The first accident involved a driver who was attempting to make a left turn onto Route 206 and hit another vehicle traveling southbound on Route 206.  The driver was charged with failure to yield to oncoming traffic. Both drivers were transported to a medical facility for treatment of injuries.  *Source: www.newjerseyhills.com

The second car accident also happened on Route 206 when the driver attempted to make a left turn onto Route 206 and his car struck another car.  The driver was issued a summons for failure to yield.  The driver at fault sustained injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment.  * Source: www.newjerseyhills.com

Pursuant to New Jersey traffic laws, drivers attempting to make left hand turns must yield to oncoming traffic. New Jersey Statutes Annotated Section 39:4-90 provides:

39:4-90. Right of way at intersections
The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right of way to a vehicle which has entered the intersection. When 2 vehicles enter an intersection at the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right of way to the driver of the vehicle on the right.

The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield to a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard, but the driver having so yielded, and having given a signal when and as required by law, may make the left turn; and other vehicles approaching the intersection from the opposite direction shall yield to the driver making the left turn.

Drivers attempting to make left hand turns who fail to yield to oncoming traffic will be liable for the injuries sustained by other drivers or passengers.  Lawsuits may be filed against negligent drivers, and injured New Jersey car accident victims may be able to recover the following damages:

•    past and future lost wages;
•    past and future medical expenses;
•    out of pocket expenses; and
•    pain and suffering.

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