Failure to yield accidents can cause serious harm, including fatal injuries. The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that a failure to yield is among the leading causes of fatal accidents in the United States, with over 3,500 motorists killed in failure to yield accidents in 2018.
Everyone on the road has a duty of obeying safe driving rules and taking reasonable steps to prevent harm to others, including yielding to other drivers when required to do so. A failure to yield when required by law can lead to charges, penalties, and liability to victims for any resulting car accident injuries.
If you were involved in an accident that was caused by another driver’s failure to yield in Sandy Springs and are wondering about your legal options, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at 404.888.8888. A member of our team is standing by to offer you a free, no-obligation consultation on your case.
A Sandy Springs failure to yield accident lawyer from our firm may be able to help you gather evidence, estimate your losses, and file a claim for compensation if you have grounds for one. We also handle wrongful death cases if your loved one passed away in a failure to yield accident.
Types of Failure to Yield Accidents
At intersections, traffic stops, and other places on the road, a fixed set of rules is used to determine who is allowed to go first and who is required to stop. The driver that is allowed to go first has the right of way.
If an accident occurs when a driver fails to yield and give other road users their right of way, the accident is called a failure to yield accident.
There are many ways a failure to yield accident can occur. These include:
If a driver who wants to make a left turn fails to yield so that oncoming traffic can first cross an intersection, an accident can occur.
Right Turns on a Red Light
If you want to make a right turn at an intersection on a red light, you may do so, unless there are signs stating otherwise. However, before making the turn, you must yield the right of way to any pedestrians in the crosswalk and any oncoming vehicles. A failure to do so can lead to an accident.
Traffic Control Signs and Signals
Traffic control signs and signals such as traffic lights, blinking warning lights, stop signs, and yield signs can all indicate a need to stop or yield to others. Approach these signs and signals with caution. If you are required to come to a complete stop—either at a red traffic light, a stop sign, or at a blinking red light—but fail to do so, you may strike or be struck by another vehicle.
Yielding to Bicyclists and Pedestrians
In many cases, drivers are required to yield the right of way to bicyclists and pedestrians in a crosswalk. Not doing so can lead to serious bodily injuries and even death.
Driveways and Parking Lots
When exiting a parking lot or your driveway, you may be required to yield the right of way to other road users such as vehicles, pedestrians, or bicyclists who are already on the road.
Roundabouts and Three- or Four-Way Stop Signs
Vehicles that arrive first at multi-way stop signs typically have the right of way. At roundabouts, you usually must yield the right of way to vehicles to the left that are already in the roundabout. Drivers should only merge into the roundabout when it is safe to do so.
You must yield if required to do so by signs or traffic signals before merging into highway traffic or another traffic lane.
A Sandy Springs failure to yield accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you with accidents related to these or other circumstances involving driver negligence.
For a free consultation on your case with a Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team member, call (404) 888-8888 today.
For a free legal consultation with a failure to yield accidents lawyer serving Sandy Springs, call (404) 888-8888
Causes and Liability in Failure to Yield Accidents
Common causes of failure to yield accidents include speeding, reckless driving, and intoxicated driving.
Distracted driving, texting while driving, and driver inexperience or unfamiliarity with the road are also common causes of failure to yield accidents. Drowsy driving and unclear signage can also cause or contribute to a failure to yield crash.
In many cases, the liable party is the driver who had an obligation to yield but failed to do this, creating an accident. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can investigate your accident, identify the liable party, and gather evidence of their liability when we represent you.
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A Sandy Springs failure to yield accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to take over all legal work in your case when we represent you. We help clients file insurance claims, negotiate settlements, or file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits.
Potentially recoverable damages in a personal injury case include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. In a wrongful death case, the recoverable damages may include funeral costs, pre-death medical costs, and more.
To receive a free case review with a member of our team, please call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888. We offer representation on a contingency-fee basis, meaning our clients do not pay us attorney fees unless and until we help them recover compensation in a settlement offer or court award.