If another driver failed to yield and caused your Savannah, Georgia, accident, you have the right to pursue damages. A Savannah failure to yield accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you with your liability insurance claim or a lawsuit against the driver whose negligence caused your collision.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers provides no-cost case reviews for car accident victims in Savannah. We can explain if we believe you qualify to take civil action against the at-fault motorist, and the types of actions we may be able to navigate on your behalf. Call us now at (404) 888-8888 to get started with your case evaluation.
Recoverable Damages in Your Savannah Traffic Accident Case
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to secure compensation for eligible car accident victims in Savannah in one of two ways:
- Negotiating a fair settlement with the liable driver’s auto insurance carrier
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit and asking a judge and jury in a court to award damages based on the facts of your case
Either of these methods may allow us to recover a financial payout for current and future damages. Depending on the specifics of your case, these may include:
- Treatment and care of your related medical needs
- Lost wages and other income for time missed at work
- Reduced earning capacity
- Repair or replacement of your car
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
Wrongful Death Damages
We also accept cases and seek compensation for qualifying family members who lost a loved one in a Savannah traffic accident, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2. If another driver’s negligence caused an accident that killed your loved one, we may be able to help your family pursue wrongful death damages such as funeral expenses, loss of income, and more.
For a free legal consultation with a failure to yield accidents lawyer serving Savannah, call (404) 888-8888
Failure to Yield Can Lead to Serious and Fatal Accident Injuries
Failure to yield accidents can be serious. They often involve side-impact collisions, which are especially dangerous because of the lack of protection on the broadside of vehicles and the proximity to the impact site and the occupants of the car. In fact, the Insurance Information Institute reports that around seven percent of fatal car accidents in the U.S. in 2018 were caused by a failure to yield.
O.C.G.A. § 40-6-71 requires drivers to yield to oncoming traffic when turning left, even when there is a green light at the intersection. Drivers must also yield when turning right on red and in some other traffic situations. Failure to do so can lead to accidents and injuries in all of these circumstances.
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Pursuing Compensation for a Failure to Yield Accident
When a driver fails to yield to other traffic and causes an accident, they may face a traffic citation with a fine. In addition, they may be legally responsible for the injuries and property damages sustained by others involved in the accident. If the at-fault driver has the required insurance coverage in Georgia, their liability insurance policy should pay out to cover these damages up to policy limits.
However, if the insurance company refuses a fair payout or if there are other issues with the insurance claim, accident victims have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit for their damages.
A Savannah failure to yield accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can represent accident victims who suffered injuries and losses in failure to yield accidents. We can demand a just payment from the driver’s insurance carrier or take the case to trial and present our evidence to a judge.
If you believe another driver’s negligence caused your injuries, call (404) 888-8888 to discuss your case for free with a member of the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team.
Working With Bader Scott Injury Lawyers on Your Case
A Savannah failure to yield accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can go to work developing your case and a strategy to pursue a fair settlement as soon as you sign on for representation.
It is not uncommon in these cases for the other driver’s insurance carrier to claim you contributed to the accident in some way to attempt to reduce your payout. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can fight this allegation with evidence of the full extent of the responsible party’s fault and liability.
Other ways the insurance company could endanger your rights or try to reduce your payout may include:
- Trying to get you to admit fault
- Using your statements to blame you for your injuries
- Claiming your injuries are not a result of the accident
These tactics and others like them are why we handle all communication for our clients.
Keep in mind that there is a limited time to file a lawsuit. Per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, a general two-year statute of limitations pertains to personal injury lawsuits in Georgia. If we allow this deadline to pass in your case, you could lose your right to recover compensation via a lawsuit.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can manage all legal deadlines and paperwork in your case when we represent you.
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A Savannah failure to yield accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can represent you if you qualify to pursue legal action in your traffic accident case. Our contingency-fee payment structure means you only pay us for our labor if and when we receive a settlement offer or court award. We never ask for payment out of your pocket.
Let a member of our team evaluate your case for free. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.