Failure to yield accidents occur when a driver does not stop or slow down to give others the right of way. If a driver fails to yield when they are supposed to, they can endanger the lives of other drivers as well as those of pedestrians, cyclists, and others on the road.
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), failure to yield to other drivers causes many accidents and deaths. In 2018, failure to yield was cited as the cause of more than 3,500 fatal crashes in the United States. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reports that failure to yield accidents cost 395 lives in the state of Florida that year, with thousands more injured.
If you or a loved one were injured in a failure to yield accident as a driver, pedestrian, or another road user, a Daytona Beach failure to yield accident lawyer can review your case and explain your legal options. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 598-7557 to schedule a free consultation with our team.
Consequences of Failure to Yield Accidents
When someone enters your right of way, you may not have much—if any—time to react. To try to avoid the negligent driver, other drivers may brake hard, swerve into other lanes, lose control of their vehicle, or other dangerous scenarios. Failure to yield accidents can result in costly property damage as well as injuries and fatalities. These injuries may include:
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries
- Facial disfigurement
- Back injuries
- Fractured or shattered bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries and bleeding
Failure to yield can cause several types of accidents, including head-on collisions and side-impact crashes. Failing to yield to pedestrians or cyclists can result in disastrous consequences and catastrophic or fatal injuries.
If another driver caused an accident due to their failure to yield, the law is on your side. Per the 2019 Florida Statutes Chapter 316, road users must drive prudently and carefully so as not to endanger the life, limb, or property of another person.
If someone else seriously injured you or a loved one in a failure to yield accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Consult with a Daytona Beach failure to yield accident lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC to find out more.
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Causes of Failure to Yield Accidents
A driver will likely have to yield the right of way to other road users frequently, including yielding to other cars, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. When an accident occurs, it is typically the fault of the person who failed to yield.
Failure to yield accidents can happen in many different circumstances, such as:
- Making an improper left turn
- Not stopping at a stop sign
- Turning on red without checking for oncoming traffic
- Turning on red despite a “No Turn on Red” sign
- Failing to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk
- Failure to yield at a roundabout
- Pulling out onto the roadway from a driveway
- Merging onto a highway
- Failure to yield to emergency services
- Not yielding at malfunctioning traffic lights
Sometimes, a driver makes an honest mistake, especially in areas with heavy traffic and/or low visibility. However, if a driver fails to yield and was also driving under the influence, speeding, or driving carelessly in any other way, that driver acted negligently and recklessly. A Daytona Beach failure to yield accident lawyer may be able to help you hold them liable for any damages.
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Proving Negligence in Failure to Yield Accidents
If you can prove that someone caused your accident due to their failure to yield, you may be able to hold them responsible for your injuries. However, not all failure to yield accidents are necessarily clear-cut. For example, if an accident happened at a busy intersection with several cars involved, it can be tricky to prove who is responsible.
In fact, there may be several responsible parties involved in your accident, all with varying degrees of fault. A Daytona Beach failure to yield accident lawyer can help entangle even the most complicated accident circumstances to establish fault and negligence.
Generally, you can hold a negligent driver liable for damages if you can prove the following elements in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit:
- The at-fault driver owed the victim a duty of care.
- The driver breached that duty of care.
- The victim suffered harm due to the breach.
- The victim has suffered damages.
A Daytona Beach failure to yield accident lawyer will work to prove that a driver’s negligent actions caused your injuries and damages, so you can pursue compensation. The types of compensation you may be eligible to receive include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of quality of life. You could also potentially receive other damages.
Do Not Wait to Initiate Legal Action
According to 2019 Florida Statutes §95.11(3), if you are looking to recover compensation from a negligent driver in Daytona Beach, you generally need to file your lawsuit within four years. The sooner you initiate legal action, the sooner you could potentially receive compensation to help with medical treatments and other necessities to aid your recovery. Acting in a timely manner can also help you and your attorney gather and preserve the necessary evidence and witness statements.
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Ben Crump Law, PLLC Can Work for You
A Daytona Beach failure to yield accident lawyer can help you prove the negligence of the other driver and build your case against them. Ben Crump Law, PLLC provides legal representation to victims of failure to yield accidents and can help you fight for justice and a fair settlement. It is bad enough to suffer injuries in an accident that was not your fault—you should not have to suffer financial losses as well.
Our team can comprehensively assess your case and discuss any legal options with you. The services we can provide include:
- Gathering evidence to prove your case
- Providing expert witnesses
- Negotiating with the at-fault party and their insurance company
- Representing you in court
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 598-7557 to speak with a member of our team.