Drivers in Corpus Christi must honor the right of way. They could cause an accident if they fail to stop at yield signs or make any other action that qualifies as a failure to yield.
Accidents often happen without warning, and it may be difficult for you to know for certain whether a driver’s failure to yield caused yours. You may speak with a Corpus Christi failure to yield accident lawyer’s team. They will explain whether you may be the victim of a driver who failed to yield. You or a loved one who is a victim could be entitled to collect compensation.
Call Ben Crump, PLLC today at (800) 598-7557 for details about how you will not have to pay anything upfront for our representation.
Failing to Yield Is a Dangerous Move
There are many situations where a driver may need to yield as they travel the roads of Corpus Christi. Some situations in which a driver may need to yield to others include:
- When a driver encounters a yield sign and another vehicle is oncoming
- When a driver encounters a red light
- When a driver encounters a stop sign
- When a driver is turning and does not have the right of way
- When a driver is entering a roundabout and does not have the right of way
- When a driver could injure a pedestrian or bicyclist by continuing to move forward or turn
Yielding may generally mean giving another motorist, pedestrian, or bicyclist the right of way. Drivers do not have the right to operate their vehicle as they want—there are rules that they must follow, and yielding to others’ right of way is one of those rules.
A driver may have injured you or your loved one because they did not yield as the law required. Your loved one may have passed away because of a driver’s failure. There are a few possible reasons why an at-fault driver may have failed to yield. None of these reasons are excuses for them harming you or your loved one.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) explains that a driver begins breaking the law when alcohol affects their driving. Unfortunately, drunk driving in Texas is a serious problem.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that drunk driving is more common in Texas than the national average. Drunk driving deaths are higher in Texas than the national average as well. A drunk driver may be less attentive and more careless, and therefore less likely to yield.
Drivers sometimes disobey the rules of the road knowingly. They may do so because:
- They are in a bad mood
- They are overconfident
- They are inexperienced
- They do not believe there will be consequences for their dangerous actions
Aggressive drivers may try to cut in front of oncoming drivers when they should instead yield. This can cause an accident.
Drivers in Corpus Christi are legally required to be alert when they drive. This generally means they must avoid drug-related impairment. Prescription drugs and street drugs may both negatively affect one’s driving and may have played a role in your or your loved one’s accident.
A drugged driver may be drowsy, overly-stimulated, or affected in another way that led them not to yield to you or your loved one. They may be financially responsible if this is the case.
A Corpus Christi failure to yield accident lawyer can take on your case and allow you to spend your time recovering. Call Ben Crump, PLLC today to learn how to get your case started.
For a free legal consultation with a failure to yield accidents lawyer serving Corpus Christi, call 800-598-7557
You May Deserve Awards for Your Accident
Car accidents can have a significant impact on your life. A driver who failed to yield may have taken you by complete surprise and may have caused you to suffer injuries that you are still recovering from. They may have caused your loved one to pass away. You may deserve awards in either instance.
When a lawyer reviews your case, one of their concerns will be how your accident has affected you for the worse. They will determine every loss that you have suffered, as well as losses that you could suffer in the future.
Consider some of the short-term losses that you or your loved one may have experienced or are still experiencing:
- The pain of an injury
- The pain from treating an injury
- Mental anguish
- Time missed from work, as well as lost income
- The cost of short-term (and emergency) medical care
As time passes, you may find that your losses are far from over. You may find out that:
- Certain injury symptoms are permanent
- You are permanently disabled
- You cannot do the same job that you held before your accident
- Your medical costs will be greater than you first thought
It is important to keep track of all of your losses. A lawyer will do this, and they will also give each loss a value so that they can negotiate a settlement based on the total cost of your losses.
A lawyer will lead your legal case or insurance claim. They will not shy away from a tough case and want to prevent you from experiencing any more harm related to your accident.
As your lawyer handles your case, you can work on your recovery, the process of grieving if you have lost a loved one, and any other duties that require your attention.
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Many considerations factor in a failure to yield accident. You may need to decide how you want to seek compensation and how much compensation you deserve. A lawyer will do this for you, as the typical car accident victim may not have experience with these sorts of matters.
It costs you nothing to call the team for a Corpus Christi failure to yield accident lawyer, and you can get in touch today. Call Ben Crump, PLLC today at (800) 598-7557 to complete your free consultation.