Yielding the right of way is one of the most important safeguards drivers take to protect themselves and other motorists on the roadway. However, car accidents occur due to failure to yield, or stop, every year and lead to severe injuries.
At times, pursuant to the Vehicle & Traffic laws that govern driving in New York State, yielding the right of way is required. Under certain circumstances, failure to yield is a punishable traffic offense and it can be a contributing factor to a motor vehicle accident. People who are injured due to another driver failing to yield have the option to file claims against the driver for compensation to cover injuries and related costs.
When you are injured in a car accident, and the other driver improperly failed to yield the right of way, consider contacting a Brentwood failure to yield accident lawyer.
Call the office of Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400 for a free consultation to discuss your claim and learn your legal rights.
Failing to Yield Leads to Car Accidents
Failing to yield the right of way happens when one driver does not stop or yield at an intersection or stoplight. Therefore, the driver passing through the intersection collides with the driver who failed to yield.
Failure to yield accidents are unique in that the accident victim may strike the car of the driver who failed to yield. However, this does not mean that the driver who struck the vehicle that failed to yield is at fault for the accident. In fact, the exact opposite is true. In a “failure to yield,” accident, the driver who did not yield, despite ultimately having been struck by the other vehicle, is the at-fault vehicle.
If you were in a motor vehicle accident in which the other driver did not stop or yield when they should have, you are able to file a claim for compensation to cover damages.
For a free legal consultation with a failure to yield accidents lawyer serving Brentwood, call 516-932-0400
Types of Injuries in Failure to Yield Accidents
Any number of injuries result from failure to yield accidents. Whether you experience minor or serious injuries, if they resulted from the accident, you will be able to claim those injuries as damages.
Some types of injuries that are caused by failure to yield car accidents include:
- Bone fractures
- Trauma to the head / Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Chest or shoulder injuries
- Permanent disability
- Wrongful death
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What to Know About Failure to Yield Claims
Failure to yield claims fall under the personal injury category. Before filing a personal injury claim, it helps to understand the process and any major factors that will affect your claim. A failure to yield accident lawyer will explain these factors so that you have a clear understanding of all the dynamics of the situation and so that you are in the best position possible to make a wise decision about your various options.
New York Yield Signs Statute
According to New York Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) § 1142, all drivers must stop at stop signs and yield to the best of their ability when approaching yield signs. Failing to properly yield the right of way is illegal and will result in fines, license points, or other penalties.
In your failure to yield accident, the driver will be held liable if they did not stop or yield to traffic signs directing them to do so. This is consistent with the requirement that liability in any car accident depends on whether the driver that caused the accident was negligent.
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Consideration of Negligence in New York
All car accident claims for personal injury involve the concept of negligence. As defined by the Legal Information Institute (LII), a person is considered negligent if they failed to exercise the proper duty of care toward another.
If you were in a vehicle accident and the other vehicle’s driver failed to stop or yield at an intersection with traffic signage, they were likely negligent. If that negligence was the direct cause of your serious injuries, the negligent driver should be held liable for the damages you suffer as a result. A Brentwood failure to yield accident lawyer will examine the details of your car accident to determine whether negligence was involved and if the other driver will be considered liable for your injuries by New York courts. Please keep in mind, if you retain us, we are your advocates. We will work to build the strongest possible case in your favor. Our goal is to present an irrefutable case showing the other driver was negligent, that such negligence caused your serious injuries and that you have sustained significant damages as a result. Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400 to speak to a member of our staff to learn more.
Liability in Failure to Yield Accidents
Personal injury claims are daunting if you are unfamiliar with the filing process. Because of this, it is most prudent to work with a lawyer who will help ease your concerns and spearhead the process of filing a claim on your behalf.
How A Brentwood Failure to Yield Accident Lawyer Will Help
The office of Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., is home to a number of lawyers who will provide legal guidance, support, and assistance throughout your claim. A few of the important ways we will help with filing your claim include:
- Providing regular updates: Whether you want to be highly involved in your claim or simply want to be informed of what is happening along the way, our lawyers will ensure that you stay up to date throughout the process.
- Determining if the other driver is liable: As mentioned, proving liability is a crucial part of your claim. A lawyer from our office will examine the facts of the accident to determine if the other driver will be held liable for your injuries.
- Conducting all communication on your behalf: Speaking to adversarial, in fact, sometimes downright hostile, insurance representatives or defense lawyers is often a taxing process. Our lawyers handle all communication to shield you from these interactions and to help ensure nothing interferes with the claim process advancing in a technically correct and timely manner.
- Gathering details to support your claim: In order for claims to lead to compensation, there must be sufficient evidence that explains the facts. Our lawyers understand which details are important to building your claim and will work to collect these details promptly.
- Estimating the potential value for your claim: Once you learn that you have the option to file a claim, your next concern is likely how much compensation you will be awarded. A lawyer from our office will review your claim and provide a detailed estimate based on all factors involved.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. After a Failure to Yield Accident
You have the option to pursue compensation following a failure to yield accident. Consider calling on a Brentwood failure to yield accident lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., for help with this process. Reach out to our office today at (516) 932-0400 to learn how to get started.