Experienced Lawyers for Accidents Resulting When Another Driver Failed to Yield
Accidents resulting because another driver failed to yield can happen when you least expect them. Whether in the middle of an intersection or at a right-hand turn, these accidents are some of the most serious, often leaving victims with devastating injuries.
While such collisions can occur for any number of reasons, these accidents are almost always the result a driver failing to obey the posted traffic laws governing yielding and the right of way. If you believe you are the victim of a failure to yield car crash, you deserve fair compensation for the injuries and losses you have suffered due to another person’s recklessness. What you need is a skilled car accident attorney to help you obtain justice. What you need is an Advocate on your side!
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Failure to yield collisions are one of the most dangerous types of accidents. If you have suffered an injury from such a serious crash, you will likely find the injury claim you file will become more complicated with each passing day. Proving liability, gathering your comprehensive medical bills, and negotiating with insurance adjusters is simply too much to handle on your own. You will almost certainly need a skilled accident attorney to help you obtain top dollar for your case.
What you need most is an Advocate attorney on your side. The Advocates Injury Attorneys have experience:
establishing fault for your accident
negotiating fair settlement for your losses
and defending your right to maximum compensation
Our law firm takes pride in helping our clients make the best recovery possible after they’ve been injured due to another’s negligence.
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Causes of Failure to Yield Crashes
Failure to yield crashes happen for one reason and one reason alone: a driver did not give the right of way to an approaching vehicle. These accidents may be the result of ignorance of the at-fault driver, but they happen for a host of other reasons, as well.
Here are several other factors which commonly lead to failure to yield collisions:
- Excessive speeding
- Distracted driving, such as texting while driving
- Aggressive operation of a vehicle
- Driving while intoxicated or impaired
- Making an improper right turn
- Driver fatigue
Proper Failure to Yield Rules
Knowing when to yield and when to hit the gas is easily one of the trickiest parts of driving. Not all drivers are the same. Some are too polite and patient, yielding to you even if it’s their right of way. Others, however, are far more aggressive and will jump at the chance to get ahead of your vehicle if you so much as pause for a split second.
If you follow these tips, though, you should be prepared for most any yielding situation on the road. You should yield in each of the following situations:
- When a pedestrian is inside of a marked crosswalk
- When an approaching vehicle is merging onto a road or highway from a traffic exit
- When you are at a red traffic light
- When a vehicle is turning from an intersecting street after a full stop
- At a two-way stop sign if you are the last to stop
- At a four-way stop sign according to the order in which you stopped
- When another car is merging into a roundabout
If you follow the above rules, you should avoid being the at-fault party in a failure to yield collision.
Common Failure to Yield Collision Locations
Without a doubt, intersections are the most common location where failure to yield crashes take place. These accidents are known to occur in other locations, as well, and from a multitude of scenarios.
Below are a few situations which lead to accidents caused by a failure to yield:
- A two-way or a four-way stop sign
- When a driver rolls through a red light
- Failure to obey a Yield sign
- A driver not yielding at a crosswalk
- A vehicle making a right-hand turn too early
- The driver’s view is obstructed
- A driver strikes a pedestrian while making a right-hand turn
- A vehicle makes a left-hand turn too early through incoming traffic
- The driver fails to check their blind spots
- A driver merges into traffic too soon
Washington State does not take failure to yield infractions lightly. Violators risk stiff penalties and even risk the suspension of their license. They will also be responsible for compensating any victims for their physical injuries, financial losses, and the disruption of their life and well-being. If you have suffered damages from a failure to yield accident, you will need the legal expertise of a personal injury lawyer to help you recover.
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