Failure to Yield
Helping seriously injured victims of failure to yield car accidents throughout Florida, including, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, Naples, the Palm Beaches and the Florida Keys.Florida Failure to Yield Car Accident Lawyer
One of the most common types of Florida car accident happens when one driver fails to yield the right of way to another. Proving fault in these accidents may be difficult, particularly when each driver has a different version of how a crash occurred. This is why seriously injured victims of failure to yield car accidents, should consult with Florida car accident lawyer Joseph Lipsky, who has twenty-five years of experience helping injured accident victims chart the best course to maximize financial recovery. We have helped our seriously injured clients recover tens of millions of dollars in compensation for their personal injuries.
Florida law essentially states that the operator of a car approaching an intersection must yield the right of way to another vehicle which is already on the other roadway. Most drivers think this means the approaching vehicle must stop and wait for there to be no oncoming traffic before they begin to cross a roadway. This belief is not entirely accurate, as those drivers are actually allowed to enter another roadway so long as they do not interfere with vehicles traveling on the main roadway. It is this “judgement call” that comes into question in most Miami, Florida failure to yield car accidents.
Many Fort Lauderdale failure to yield car accident happen when one vehicle either does not stop or rolls through a stop sign, pulling out into the path of a vehicle driving with the right of way. These Florida crashes happen when:
- A driver enters an intersection controlled by a stop or yield sign
- Another vehicle on a “main” street is approaching the stopped vehicle
- The main road is too close to allow the stopped driver to continue
- Despite the closeness, the stopped driver enters the main road
Because Florida is a comparative negligence state, the entering driver and his insurance company may claim the driver driving on a main road caused the car accident by speeding, improperly changing from an inside to an outside lane, or that the stopped driver’s view of the intersection was blocked by a tree or sign.
Another common failure to yield accident happens when one driver makes a left turn, to enter a parking lot or turn onto another road, in front of oncoming traffic; and the turning driver does not wait for a safe space to turn, causing the approaching vehicle to slam into the passenger side of the turning vehicle. Due to the nature of this type of Palm Beach failure to yield car accidents, the injuries suffered by the occupants of the approaching vehicle are similar to those suffered in head-on collisions. Those serious injuries include:
- head injuries
- facial lacerations
- neck and back injuries
Other frequently occurring Plantation failure to yield car accidents happen at so-called T intersections, that is, where two streets have a stop sign and one does not. In these situations, the motorists with stop signs must yield to the vehicles on the road not controlled by a stop sign, regardless of the order in which each motorist reaches the intersection. Due to the number of vehicles usually involved in these Miami failure to yield car accidents, the liability issues require an experienced personal injury lawyer.
As the insurance companies will be actively investigating failure to yield accidents, by getting witness statements, gathering on-scene evidence of skid marks and vehicle damage, it is imperative that injured victims of these crashes seek immediate representation with Mr. Lipsky, in order to fully protect their interests so as to obtain the greatest financial recovery to help pay lost wages, medical bills and for the pain and suffering with which those accident victims must live.
If you or a family member were injured in a Florida failure to yield car accident because of someone else’s fault, we urge you to contact us ONLINE OR CALL us at:
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