What is the Average Settlement Amount for Left Turn Accidents in Georgia?

Determining fault in a car accident involving a left turn can be complex and depends on the specific circumstances of the incident. However, some general principles apply in most cases.

Left-turn accidents are one of the most common types of car accidents in Georgia, and nationally nearly 61% of all crashes that happen at an intersection involve a left hand turn – we see quite a few of our clients seriously injured due to left-hand turn accidents, whether they’re driving a car, a passenger in a car, or a pedestrian.

Who Is At Fault If I’m Hit By A Left-Turning Driver in Georgia?

The driver making the left turn typically has a higher duty of care to ensure the maneuver is safe. This means they must yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians, use their turn signal, and check for hazards before proceeding. If the turning driver fails to take these precautions and causes an accident, they may be held liable for the damages.

However, the driver going straight or the pedestrian may also share in the fault if they were negligent. For instance, if the driver going straight was speeding or distracted, they may have contributed to the accident. Similarly, if the pedestrian was crossing the street against the light or not paying attention to traffic, they may also be partially at fault.

 

How Much Can I Recover After A Left Turn Accident in Georgia?

According to the improper left turn accident settlement examples listed on this page, the typical Georgia left turn accident settlement is anywhere from $100,000 to $530,000. Settlements depend greatly on the unique circumstances of each case, which is why there is no accurate average settlement amount for improper left turn accidents in Georgia. While our team at Kalka Law Group does excellent work on our clients’ cases, no results are guaranteed, and the results below should not be considered “typical” results.

 

Recent Examples of Georgia Left Turn Accident Settlements Near You Won by Kalka Law

$530,000 Left Turn Motorcycle Accident Settlement – Motorcyclist Suffers Multiple Fractures After Car Makes Improper Left Turn

Client was driving eastbound on Highway 293 when another vehicle made an improper left-hand turn in front of him, causing him to run into the passenger side of their car. He was immediately life-flighted to the hospital, where they discovered he had serious injuries, including multiple fractures in his right leg and both of his wrists. The next day he underwent surgery to fix the fracture in his leg, and one week later he had surgery again for the fractures in his wrists. He was moved to a rehabilitation center for a while after his procedures and has to complete extensive out-patient physical therapy. The Kalka Law Group showed fault on the part of the other driver and recovered $530,000 to cover his extensive medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and the fact that his life will be forever altered by his injuries.

$100,000 Improper Left Turn Cycling Accident Settlement – Negligent Driver Fails to Yield Making an Unprotected Left and Crashes into Oncoming Bicyclist

Attorney Anthony Kalka recovered $100,000 for his client, who suffered life-altering injuries after a negligent driver crashed his Chevy Tahoe into Mr. Kalka’s client while trying to make an unprotected left-hand turn. The client was rushed to the emergency room, where he required stitches and surgery for a fractured knee. As a result of the accident, the client suffered a loss in quality of life as he was no longer able to perform activities like bicycling, exercising and walking without support. Mr. Kalka used video and audio evidence to prove his client was in no way at fault for the incident, which awarded Mr. Kalka’s client a personal injury settlement that covered the cost of his medical bills, surgery and pain, and suffering.

$155,000 Improper Left Turn Auto Accident Settlement – Negligent Driver Makes Improper Left Turn On Peachtree Road

Client was driving south on Peachtree Road in Brookhaven, Georgia. The at-fault driver attempted to make a left turn and crossed over two lanes of traffic before striking our vehicle. The at-fault driver struck the side of our client’s vehicle and was cited for the accident. We were able to prove inattention and negligence and recover $155,000 after an initial lowball o