It is important for drivers to understand when they have the right of way and when they should yield to other drivers. When a motorist fails to yield the right of way as required, it can result in a collision, seriously injuring the driver, the passengers in another vehicle, or a pedestrian.
If you were hurt in a collision because another motorist did not yield the right of way, you may have been treated in a hospital for whiplash, a concussion, broken bones, and other injuries. You may have to see a chiropractor or a physical therapist for the next several months and suffer from chronic pain.
A Colorado Springs failure to yield accident lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC, may be able to help you file a personal injury lawsuit. Taking legal action can help you pursue a financial award to compensate you for your losses. Call our office at (800) 598-7557 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a team member.
How Failure to Yield Can Lead to an Accident
If a driver does not obey a yield sign and allows other cars to pass before proceeding, or if a motorist does not let another driver pass before attempting to make a left-hand turn, that impatience can lead to a collision. If a driver merges onto a highway and cuts off another vehicle, the car that was already traveling on the highway may hit the back of the vehicle that merged into traffic suddenly.
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How a Colorado Springs Failure to Yield Accident Lawyer Can Help You
If a motorist hit your vehicle under these circumstances or a driver failed to yield the right of way to you as required in a different situation, the other person could be held liable for the collision. Suppose the other driver did not admit fault, or the responding police officer could not determine what happened. In that case, we could investigate to gather more information and figure out how to proceed.
Our staff can interview you, your passengers, and anyone who happened who saw the crash. We can also find out if a traffic camera at an intersection or a surveillance camera at a home or business recorded the collision.
If we determine the other driver failed to yield the right of way and was liable for the accident, Ben Crump Law, PLLC, may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against that person. You may be entitled to a financial award to compensate you for your medical expenses, lost income, lost or reduced earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
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If You Contributed to the Crash
We may discover that you and the other driver who was involved in the collision share liability. For instance, the other person may have failed to grant you the right of way when he or she should have. You may have been speeding, however, or you may have been distracted by your cell phone. If you had obeyed traffic laws, the accident might not have occurred.
Under those circumstances, you may still be entitled to a financial award. Colorado’s comparative negligence law, Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) § 3-21-111, allows a plaintiff who shares liability for an accident to receive compensation, as long as the plaintiff’s amount of liability is not greater than that of the defendant. Your percentage of fault can reduce a financial award that you would have been entitled to.
Work with a Colorado Springs Failure to Yield Accident Lawyer
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, has represented clients all over the United States who were injured by someone else’s negligence. We may be able to negotiate a settlement to help you recover what you are due. Although we can negotiate to reach an agreement with the opposing side to avoid going to trial, we will take a case to court if we believe that it is necessary to obtain a level of compensation that we consider fair to our client.
People who have been seriously injured in car accidents sometimes do not hire an attorney and pursue awards because they think they could not afford to pay legal fees. That concern is understandable. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, operates on a contingency model. That means that our firm does not charge clients who seek assistance with a personal injury case any money or out-of-pocket costs upfront. We cover costs ourselves, and our firm gets paid only if we recover a financial award for a client.
We know that recovering from your accident is likely your focus right now. However, if you are considering taking legal action, you have a limited time to do so. You have only three years to file a personal injury lawsuit in a case related to a car accident, according to CRS § 13-80-101. You may think you have plenty of time left, but investigating a motor vehicle collision can be a complex undertaking.
In many cases, two drivers give conflicting accounts, and there are no independent witnesses or videos to corroborate either person’s version of events. If we cannot immediately determine what happened, our team may have to investigate and seek help from independent experts, such as an accident reconstruction specialist. This process can take time, so we advise that you start work on your case as soon as possible.
Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at (800) 598-7557 to schedule a free consultation. We are ready to work on your case, so call today.