When another driver fails to yield, they fail in their duty to slow down, stop, pay attention, and allow the right of way. Although the Code of Massachusetts Regulations 211 § 134 Appendix A lists failure to yield as a minor traffic violation, failure to yield accidents can be serious and even deadly.
If you were injured in an accident due to another’s failure to yield, or if a loved one died in such an accident, you may want to consider hiring a Boston failure to yield accident lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC. Call (800) 683-5111 to speak with a team member today.
Examples of Failure to Yield
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), failure to yield was the fourth leading cause of traffic fatalities in 2018. A driver in Massachusetts is considered to have failed to yield if they did any of the following:
- Disobeyed a stop sign
- Disobeyed a traffic light
- Proceeded out of turn at a four-way stop
- Did not allow the right of way at a T-stop or three-way intersection
- Did not allow the right of way to a pedestrian within a marked crosswalk
- Did not allow the right of way to a bicyclist
- Did not pull over when able for an emergency vehicle
- Failed to slow down and look both ways at an unmarked intersection
- Did not allow the right of way while making a left turn
A driver may fail to yield for many reasons. They may be in a hurry because they are late for work or an appointment. They may have a train or plane to catch. They may be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. They may be a new and inexperienced driver. They may just be careless. Regardless of the reason for failing to yield, the driver may be held liable if an accident occurred due to their negligence.
For a free legal consultation with a failure to yield accidents lawyer serving Boston, call (800)-598-7557
Reasons to Hire a Lawyer
You most likely have suffered numerous losses due to the accident, including:
- Car repairs or replacement
- Towing costs
- Rental car costs
- Doctor bills
- Hospitalization or surgeries
- Paralysis or disfigurement
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
If a loved one died in the accident, you have suffered more damages, both economic and noneconomic. Although a lawyer cannot erase the memory of what happened, they can help you seek recovery for your financial losses so that you can concentrate on healing.
When you decide to hire a Boston failure to yield accident lawyer, you are hiring someone who can fight for your rights by doing the legwork for you. They can locate and interview witnesses, talk to the police and look at their reports, speak with doctors and look over medical records, deal with the insurance companies, and visit the accident scene. They can learn if traffic monitoring devices or other video cameras are located in the area that may provide additional evidence.
Once they learn all of the facts in your case and have gathered all of the evidence, they can determine liability. They also can figure out how much compensation you may be awarded, by considering economic and noneconomic factors as well as future pain and suffering. If the other driver was intoxicated while driving, they may file additional charges or claims.
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Lawyers Assist, Inform, and Advise
A lawyer can assist you with any decisions you need to make by keeping you informed during each step in the litigation process. They can advise you about what you should and should not do. For example, they can make it clear that you should not speak with an insurance adjuster. They can handle negotiations with the insurance companies.
Speaking with them yourself may jeopardize your chance of receiving compensation. If you hire a lawyer, you do not have to worry about this step. They can handle all of the communication for you.
Your lawyer has handled a lot of these types of cases before and will not shy away from a tough case. If a fair settlement does not result from negotiations with the insurance company, your lawyer can bring your case to trial. A jury or judge may award you fair compensation instead.
The length of time you have to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in Massachusetts is three years, under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 260 § 2A and Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 229 § 2.
Litigation can be lengthy, so you do not want to delay. The sooner you decide to hire a lawyer, the sooner they can get to work for you. If you wait longer than the allowed time frame within which to file a lawsuit, you risk losing your right to take any legal action at all.
Help Is Only a Phone Call Away
For your free consultation, call the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC at (800) 683-5111. A Boston failure to yield accident lawyer is ready to begin helping you today. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to worry about being able to afford an attorney. Our fees come from any settlement or award won in your case.
Once you decide to hire us and take the first step by calling, you can focus on your physical well-being and spending time with your family. You will have a partner alongside you handling all of the details of your case, and you can begin living your life again without the added stress of handling a claim or lawsuit.