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Whittel & Melton, LLC
Pinellas County, Florida Automobile Accident Attorneys
Assisting Car Wreck Victims and Families Statewide
2515 1st Avenue, North
St. Petersburg, Florida
727-847-2299

“Car Accident and Auto Crash Injury Victims have many things in common. We see some of the same issues come up in many cases. Unfortunately, what we see most is the emotional toll an accident case can have on someone and sometimes the entire immediate family. It is very difficult to have your health or mobility taken from you, and to make matters worse, often folks are faced with difficult and unsympathetic car insurance representatives immediately after an accident. We understand that and although we can’t make you feel better, we can work to get you in to see doctors who can make you feel better, and more importantly we will handle any and all conversations with insurance companies.”
- Jason M. Melton, Pinellas Count Personal Injury Auto Accident Attorney

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St. Petersburg, FL Unsafe Lane Change Accidents

Driving in St. Petersburg traffic can be nerve-racking and even frightening at times. As a driver, you know that you must make numerous decisions when traveling, such as when to turn right, when to speed up or slow down, when to stop and when it is appropriate to execute a lane change. When other drivers fail to drive responsibly and do not fully weigh the potential for danger in all their road decisions, you and your passengers could be at risk for serious and catastrophic accidents and injuries.

Unfortunately, not all drivers operate their vehicles safely, which poses a threat to everyone else on the road. When drivers of vehicles perform unsafe lane changes or other risky maneuvers, they can cause devastating accidents that can change your life forever. An unsafe lane change can be as simple as not checking to see if a car is in the next lane or failing to signal as you change lanes. Unsafe lane changes are one of the top causes of car accidents that can have destructive aftermaths.

At Whittel & Melton, LLC we are more than capable of handling complicated accidents involving unsafe lane changes. We provide strategic planning and support, compassionate guidance and supply the answers and results you and your loved ones need during challenging times. Call us today at 727-847-2299 for an initial consultation with our trusted attorneys or fill out a confidential form online.

Extensive Knowledge of Accident Causes

Unsafe lane changes can take place due to a number of causes, but it typically boils down to driver distractions. These accidents are usually caused by using a cell phone, texting, not checking blind spots before maneuvering into another lane, rushing through traffic, eating while driving, not paying attention and speeding. When unsafe lane changes happen at highway speeds or from a larger vehicle such as a truck or SUV, the outcome can be deadly due to the sheer weight of the vehicle as well as the increased chances of a multi-vehicle collision. When another driver makes an improper lane change, everyone one the road is at risk. Even attempting to dodge a careless driver can prove disastrous by causing a spinout accident, striking another vehicle or getting run off the road. If you or someone you know was involved in any type of accident as a result of an unsafe lane change by another driver, you are entitled to take action. Our attorneys and staff are well-versed in lane change accidents involving:

Investigating Unsafe Lane Change Accidents

Accidents due to lane changes are usually complex, which means it can be difficult to recreate the scene of the accident to represent accurately where each vehicle and victim was located at the time of the incident. If you are the victim of an unsafe lane change accident, it is important to consult with a highly qualified legal team immediately so that an investigation can be initiated promptly. At Whittel & Melton, LLC, we act swiftly to preserve all evidence that could be necessary to your case. We will work with experts, police and city representatives, gather accident reports, retrieve medical documentation and collect expert opinions and guidance to ensure that your case is solid.

We represent Pinellas County, Florida injury and death matters from all road accidents, wrecks and catastrophic crash cases for clients from Belleair, Clearwater, Dunedin, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Kenneth City, Largo, Madeira Beach, North Redington Beach, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Pinellas Park, Safety Harbor, Seminole, South Pasedena, St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs and Treasure Island.

How to Merge Safely

While other drivers may be reckless, you can always best protect yourself and others by following these safety guidelines on how to properly change lanes in any type of traffic scenario:

  • Only change one lane at a time
  • Be sure to always use your blinkers and turn signals
  • Do not speed up to change lanes
  • Do not cut others while changing lanes
  • Never change lanes in an intersection or as you are vastly approaching an intersection. It is best to wait until you are through the light and then change lanes.

Remember, unsafe lane shifts are completely avoidable. If a driver injured you or your loved ones while improperly merging lanes anywhere in Pinellas County or throughout the state of Florida, contact Whittel & Melton at 727-847-2299 or dial us toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529) or tell us about your claim online. Do not delay in arranging a free consultation with our experienced car accident attorneys. We are well aware of how the insurance companies operate, so put our knowledge at your disposal.

St. Petersburg, Florida Automobile Accident Attorneys
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Assisting Car Wreck Victims and Families Statewide
2515 1st Avenue, North
St. Petersburg, Florida
727-847-2299

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