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Washington Law Regarding Attempting to Make a Left Turn

When attempting to make a left turn into an intersection or driveway, Washington law requires the left turning driver to yield to oncoming traffic that is in the intersection or close enough to be an immediate hazard. Failures to yield at a left turn is a common cause of car collisions and can lead to significant injuries and residual damage. Determining who is at fault in such a car accident, based on this law, would appear to be a simple task. However, as with many laws, what appears to be a simple requirement can quickly become a point of contention in left-hand turn cases. In accidents involving left turns, disputes can arise as to what constitutes close enough to an intersection to be an immediate hazard and whether the other driver has any comparative fault. Arguments can also be made about what “yield the right-of-way” means.

RCW 46.61.185: Vehicle turning left.

The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard.

Car Crash Attorney in Spokane

Given these variables in what at first glance is a straightforward legal requirement, if you are in a car accident involving a left turn, you need an experienced and knowledgeable  personal injury lawyer in Spokane on your side. The attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact the law office of personal injury attorney Mat Parke today for a free consultation. This is your opportunity to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case for free. Call (509) 482-7274 to get started on receiving a fair settlement from your personal injury case.

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Dog Bite Laws in Coeur d’Alene

Call Now For A Free Consultation 509-482-7274 Dog Bite Laws in Coeur d’Alene The following are the legal dog bite laws in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Please check the following link to city ordinances for any updates or changes to the laws:( 6, Animals) Administration Purpose The purpose of this title is to encourage responsible animal…

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Dog Bite Statute in Washington

Call Now For A Free Consultation 509-482-7274 Dog Bite Statute in Washington Can the victim of a dog bite sue the dog owner in the state of Washington? Know the personal injury liability rules and defenses regarding dog bites in the dog bite statute for the state of Washington below. Dog Bite Statue in Washington…

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