Failure-to-yield accidents occur when a vehicle driver does not yield the right of way to another vehicle, person, or bicyclist that should have the right of way. One example might be that when a car comes to a stop sign at an intersection, it must yield the right of way to the cars crossing on the street with no stop sign. That is called yielding the right of way. The same principle of yielding the right of way applies to persons walking in front of your car, people crossing a street, or a bicyclist in the bike lane in front of you.
Failure to yield accidents occur far too often in Chicago in recent years, and that can cause pedestrian deaths on Chicago streets. Impatient drivers may cause failure to yield accidents, but other causes are involved as well. Failure to yield accidents can cause terrible car damages and life-threatening injuries to a bicyclist or pedestrian.
If you have been hit by a car that did not yield the right of way and was clearly in the wrong, then you can consider a Chicago failure to yield accident lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC. Our attorneys have managed cases involving failure to yield accidents involving various kinds of vehicles. Call us today for a no-fee consultation to tell us about your accident. You can reach us at 800-959-1444.
The city of Chicago has gotten more determined about protecting the safety of its pedestrians at city crosswalks. Police officers are posing as pedestrians at crosswalks to check car drivers in that area. If an oncoming driver does not yield or stop for the police officer walking on the crosswalk, another police car up the street can flag down the car and issue a citation.
Failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk could result in fines ranging from $50 to $500, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT). The city plans to monitor crosswalks near retail shopping districts, senior homes, schools, and playgrounds.
For a free legal consultation with a failure to yield accidents lawyer serving Chicago, call 800-598-7557
Types of Failure to Yield Situations
Drivers must yield the right of way to other vehicles and persons to avoid accidents, according to 625 ILCS 5/11-1205. Unfortunately, accidents still happen, and some of them are a result of impatient or distracted driving practices. If the car is in motion, a driver should not be texting, reading, or talking on the mobile device. Simply put, our mobile phones are causing accidents on the roads which can be easily avoided.
Our legal team can work with you on collecting evidence to support your losses and negligence on the part of the driver. No one should have to suffer from a pedestrian accident due to negligence. You have the right to seek legal counsel from the very beginning of the legal process, as well.
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Determining Fault in a Failure To Yield Accident
When two cars collide because one of the vehicles did not yield to the other, it can be difficult to determine liability for the collision. It could have been the driver headed straight, who sped through a right turn at red and did not see a car pulling out of a corner gas station, or the other driver may have simply pulled out in front of them without looking first to see if the coast was clear.
Knowing which vehicle had the right of way at the exact time of the collision is an important part of a successful lawsuit for a failure to yield accident claim. In some accidents, police officers have to reflect differing views on what caused the accidents. These arguments by each driver will appear in the report, and sometimes they could sway one insurance company over another to make a payout to one of the parties.
Our legal team can work with you to uncover evidence to support your story. This evidence can be found from footage of city cameras posted at intersections, testimony given by any eyewitnesses to the crash or collision, and even visuals from red-light cameras that may show a failure to yield the right of way.
Illinois Statute of Limitations on Car Accidents
Those injured in car accidents in Illinois have two years to file a lawsuit. Statute of limitations 735 ILCS 5/13-202 dictates the limited period of time that victims of accidents have to file a lawsuit claiming personal injury. If you were hurt in a car accident caused by another driver’s failure to yield, be sure that you meet this deadline.
Your lawyer can help you. Ben Crump Law, PLLC can handle all aspects of your case for you, including handling your paperwork and filing your lawsuit in the appropriate court. Get a free consultation and begin your case by calling 800-959-1444.
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Accepting a Settlement
Some accidents have circumstances where an insurance company may position you or a loved one as having some responsibility for the accident. If this occurs, you may not be offered any kind of cash settlement from the other driver’s insurance company because of your partial fault in the matter.
Also, if you choose to accept a small settlement in the absence of a lawsuit filing, you will forfeit your right to seek future compensation in the months ahead. That is the time when symptoms from injuries incurred in the accident may start to appear. Serious injuries may materialize months after an accident, and without a lawsuit, you may have no legal recourse.
You can choose to file a lawsuit with a Chicago failure to yield accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC. We can help you seek financial compensation for your personal injuries, including loss of income, emotional and physical trauma, and for other parts of a liability lawsuit in which we can make a claim.
Call us at 800-959-1444 to speak to us about your accident before accepting a cash payout from an insurance company.