Lane-Change Accidents


We all recognize that driving is an immense responsibility and that there is real risk involved. You’re most vulnerable of all, however, when you are changing lanes – and/or when the motorists around you are changing lanes. If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a lane-change accident, look to 388CEDA for the comprehensive medical services we offer, and if you also need an experienced car accident attorney, we can recommend one upon your request.

Lane Changes

When you leave your lane, you leave your little pocket of road, and it puts you in a more vulnerable position until you establish a new place on the road. Changing lanes safely requires increased care, and when motorists fail to live up to this safety demand, lane change accidents become more likely.

For example, when a motorist merely glances back before zipping out of his or her lane, anyone coming up on the driver or anyone traveling in his or her blind spot could be in trouble. Changing lanes randomly and chaotically – without carefully checking that it’s safe to proceed and signaling one’s attention to change lanes – can upset the flow of traffic and make lane-change accidents a probability.

Sideswipe Accidents

While an unsafe lane change can lead to nearly any kind of accident, one of the most common is the sideswipe accident. When your vehicle is swiped from the side by another vehicle moving at highway speeds, the impact can do immense damage, including thrusting you into oncoming traffic. If the vehicle that swipes you is much larger than your vehicle and/or is moving at exceptional speed, you can expect the accident to be that much more dangerous.


Lane-Change Accidents and Driver Negligence

  • Distraction – Distracted drivers are less likely to engage in all the safety requirements necessary to change lanes safely, including checking their blind spots.
  • Impairment – Impaired drivers tend to be impulsive, which can prove exceptionally dangerous when it comes to changing lanes.
  • Excess Speed – When traveling at excess speed, drivers have less time and less room on the road to make safe choices and to implement them, including in situations involving lane changes.
  • Exhaustion – Exhausted drivers are much like impaired drivers, and they can lack the powers of concentration necessary to make safe lane changes.
  • Aggression – Aggressive drivers put any good sense they may have on hold, and because zipping in and out of traffic is a hallmark of aggressive drivers, they are especially prone to causing sideswipe accidents.

Seek the Medical Care You Need

If you’ve been injured in a sideswipe accident, obtaining the medical care that you need is critical to your ability to regain your health and well-being to the best of your ability. At 388CEDA, we offer comprehensive medical care that includes all of the following:

  • Modern interventional pain management techniques
  • Board-certified neurosurgeons and orthopedic physicians
  • Electronic imaging, including MRIs and computerized tomography
  • The convenience of telemedicine
  • Chiropractic care and other holistic approaches to health care

Because your medical and legal needs can be closely intertwined after a lane-change accident (or after any kind of traffic accident), we can also recommend an experienced car accident attorney upon your request that we do so.

The Insurance Company

While the insurance company involved in your accident (the at-fault driver’s insurance provider) is responsible for covering your losses, the company is driven by profits and is invested in settling for as little as possible get away with. Be on the lookout for the following telltale tactics:


  • Denying your claim outright in the hope that you will simply go away
  • Prolonging the claims process to the point that you want to give up in frustration
  • Offering you an early settlement amount that does not even begin to cover your full range of damages
  • Attempting to place the blame squarely on you (rather than on their at-fault client)
  • Attempting to minimize the severity of the damages you’ve suffered
Male Motorist Involved In Car Accident Taking Picture Of Damage For Insurance Claim

388CEDA May Be Able to Help You

If a driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a sideswipe accident, 388CEDA is on your side and offers a full range of modern medical services to help you on your path toward recovery. We can also, however, recommend an accomplished car accident attorney who can provide you with professional legal guidance if you ask us to do so. Your recovery is important, so please don’t wait to give us a call at 1-800-388-CEDA today.

*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with experienced attorneys.

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