If another motorist failed to yield and caused your Roswell, Georgia, traffic accident, you may be entitled to a financial recovery based on your accident case. This may cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
For help understanding your case and pursuing compensation, enlist the services of a Roswell failure to yield accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. We can represent your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit on your behalf while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Before Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can go to work for you, we need to have a good understanding of the basic facts of your case. We offer free case reviews and consultations for Roswell car accident victims. Call us now at (678)-562-5595 to get started.
Recoverable Damages in a Roswell Traffic Accident Case
When we represent a Roswell car accident victim, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers has two goals:
- To hold the negligent driver responsible for causing the accident; and
- To recover compensation so that our client does not have to shoulder the financial burden of an accident they did not cause.
To this end, we collect evidence and documentation of our client’s accident-related expenses and losses as we take action to recover a settlement or take the case to trial. Depending on the specifics of the case, this evidence may prove recoverable damages such as:
- Medical treatment, care costs, and all related expenses
- Lost income, lost benefits, and diminished earning ability
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous related expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic damages
We can also pursue wrongful death damages for family members who qualify under O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2. If your loved one passed away because of a Roswell failure to yield accident, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you understand what damages may be available in a wrongful death lawsuit during your free case evaluation.
For a free legal consultation with a failure to yield accidents lawyer serving Roswell, call (404) 888-8888
Failure to Yield Accidents Are Often Left Turn Accidents
Failure to yield or to give the right of way to a vehicle who legally has it can cause accidents in a few ways. These are generally intersection accidents, and many occur when a driver is making a left turn. Under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-71, drivers turning left across oncoming traffic must allow others going straight to continue. This is what we know as yielding the “right of way.” One of the few exceptions to this is when the vehicle turning left has a green turn arrow.
Other situations that may be considered a failure to yield include:
- When a driver has a yield sign
- When a driver is pulling out of an alley, driveway, or parking lot
- When a driver is turning left out of a private driver or alley
The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that about seven percent of all U.S. traffic fatalities in 2018 occurred as a result of failure to yield accidents.
Modified Comparative Negligence
In some cases, the insurance company or legal team representing the driver who failed to yield may try to blame the collision on the victim or claim there is shared fault, known as modified comparative negligence. If this occurs in your case, we can work to prove the full extent of the other driver’s fault.
Per Georgia law, victims can recover compensation in an accident case as long as they are not more than 49 percent to blame, but their payout may be reduced by their amount of fault.
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Building a Roswell Failure to Yield Accident Case
If we represent you in your case, a Roswell failure to yield accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can go to work as soon as possible, collecting evidence and showing how the driver who failed to yield caused your collision, injuries, and losses. Proving negligence in these types of cases generally requires us to show:
- The driver had a duty to yield the right of way to you.
- The driver failed to yield.
- This led to an intersection collision or other traffic accident.
- You sustained injuries and financial losses.
The evidence necessary to prove these four factors can vary from case to case but may include:
- The accident report from law enforcement officers who responded to the scene
- A survey of the accident scene
- Statements from eyewitnesses
- Video or photos from the accident
- Accident reconstruction and expert testimony
- Medical expert testimony
- Other information documenting your injuries
- Bills, receipts, and other proof of your damages
Get started today with a free consultation with a member of our team when you call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (678)-562-5595.
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Deadlines in a Georgia Car Accident Case
Generally, car accident victims in Georgia only have two years to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. This is codified under O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. Trying to file a personal injury lawsuit after this date may result in your lawsuit being dismissed.
Some circumstances could change the deadlines in your case. To learn more about the time limits that pertain to your ability to sue, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today.
Speak with a Member of Our Team About Your Accident Today
A Roswell failure to yield accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to represent you based on a contingency-fee basis if we believe you have a case to hold the at-fault driver responsible for your injuries and losses.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (678)-562-5595 for a complimentary case evaluation and consultation with a member of our team. We can discuss your accident, injuries, and legal rights with you.