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Is a car making a left-hand turn always liable for a crash in South Carolina?

In most cases when a car is making a left-hand turn they are liable in the case of a crash in South Carolina. However, there are some exceptions to this. The complexity of a traffic accident involving serious injuries is why a West Ashley car accident lawyer should be consulted. They can examine the facts of the case to help determine liability and gather evidence that will support your case.

Determining Liability in a Left-Turn Accident

Liability in a left-turn accident will depend on the circumstances surrounding the incident. Drivers who are making a left-hand turn are expected to do so only when it is safe. 

However, some of the circumstances where a driver in a left-turn accident may not be held liable include:

  • other driver is going beyond the posted speed limit;
  • other driver goes through a red light; and/or
  • while safely turning left, an unexpected event occurs that causes the driver to suddenly stop or slow down.


The third type of left-turn accident may be more difficult to prove than the first two. However, if someone else's negligence led to a left-turn accident that resulted in injuries, you should immediately consult with an experienced West Ashley car accident lawyer.

A West Ashley car accident lawyer knows how to sift through the facts to get to the real cause of your left-turn accident. They will collect any photographs taken of the accident scene or your damaged vehicle, along with police reports and any other documentation that will help build a substantial case.

Seeking the Help of a West Ashley Car Accident Lawyer

The South Carolina car accident attorney team at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm is available to help accident victims cope with the legal implications of a serious injury. Our firm's focus on personal injury cases includes injury from auto accidents including pedestrian and bicycle injuries, work-related injuries and Workers' Compensation claims, and injuries resulting from dangerous prescription drugs.

Before you file a South Carolina car accident claim, request a free copy of our South Carolina injury book. When you're ready to get started on settling your accident claim, contact a West Ashley car accident lawyer for a free information packet and consultation, 1-888-690-0211.

Shelly M. Leeke
South Carolina Injury Lawyer