You can never control how other drivers behave while they are on the road. Even with roadway rules in place, some drivers will choose to ignore the laws designed to keep us all safe behind the wheel. Yielding, for example, is required by California state law, and yet you may still find yourself in a failure to yield accident.
The good news is that you will not have to walk away from a failure to yield accident alone. A Los Angeles failure to yield accident lawyer can discuss a legal case with you and help you determine what legal rights you have available to you after an accident.
California’s statute of limitations, Code of Civil Procedure §335.1, states that drivers who have been in certain types of collisions have two years after the date of the accident to file a case with a civil court. The team with Ben Crump Law, PLLC will represent you in and out of court to help you navigate the complexities of a failure to yield accident. Furthermore, you will not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket costs unless and until you receive awards from your case.
If you would like to discuss the details of your failure to yield accident with a member of our team call 800-959-1444 today for a free consultation.
Establishing Failure to Yield
Failure to yield accidents most often involve one driver violating another driver’s right of way. These accidents tend to occur at intersections where a driver is not aware of the rules of the road or misinterprets the behavior of other drivers. It is not just cars that can get into failure to yield accidents, either. Motorcycle accidents often involve failure to yield. Pedestrians, too, can issue failure to yield cases if, while using a crosswalk, a driver put them or those people surrounding them in immediate, negligent danger.
To establish a case, both Ben Crump Law, PLLC and the Los Angeles court system will need to assess the accident you were involved in. Regardless of intent or vehicles involved, the state of California will still award fault to the driver who initiated the accident, with percentages divided between the parties involved. Whether you are determined to be at lesser fault or full fault for the accident, the team with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can walk you through your rights and determine whether or not compensation may be available to you via the liable party’s minimum insurance coverage.
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Work with A Los Angeles Failure to Yield Accident Lawyer
Failure to yield accident cases tend to overlap with cases of driver negligence. Even so, our team will not turn away a challenging case. When you work with the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC you can focus on recovering from a failure to yield accident while we establish the viability of your case by:
Determining Your Responsibilities and Liability
Fault in the state of California does not establish one party involved in an accident as liable after an accident. Instead, according to California Civil Jury Instructions CACI 405, all drivers involved in a failure to yield accident may be responsible for a fraction of the accident that occurred. This means that you may be liable for some of the post-accident costs, even if you were not the party who initiated the accident.
Our team will assess your accident with you and help you better understand your role in a failure to yield accident, as well as the roles of other parties.
Laying the Foundation for Your Case
Together, we will build a case regarding your failure to yield accident. Our legal team will assess:
- Fault and liability
- Accident reports filed by police officers on the scene
- Insurance claims filed by all parties involved in the accident
- Medical bills and records, if applicable
- Video or audio footage from the accident
Upon reviewing this information, Ben Crump Law, PLLC can better understand the nature of your accident and determine how best to present the losses you may have endured in a court of law.
Outlining Your Potential Awards
Depending on the nature of your case, you may have a variety of avenues for potential compensation. These include:
- Medical expenses traceable to the accident
- Future medical procedures traceable to the accident
- Physical therapy
- Lost wage traceable to the accident
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Managing Communication in and out of Court
It is possible to handle a failure to yield case in civil court or outside of it. While you can do so without a lawyer present, the other parties involved in the accident may gloss over damages that you may be eligible to receive.
The attorneys at Ben Crump Law, PLLC can serve you in court or out of it, all while ensuring that you are briefed on your rights and potential avenues for compensation. We can step in and manage communication with other parties involved in the accident, all the while allowing you to focus on your recovery.
Eliminating Your Financial Concerns
A Los Angeles failure to yield accident lawyer knows that the stress of an accident demands much of your attention. It is with that in mind that Ben Crump Law, PLLC works on a contingency fee basis. You will not have to worry about paying for our services until and unless you receive compensation from your failure to yield accident case.
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Discuss Your Potential Compensation with a Failure to Yield Accident Lawyer Serving Los Angeles
Failure to yield accident cases can be difficult to figure out, but the attorneys at Ben Crump Law, PLLC never shy away from tough cases. Our team can assess the state of your case and help you determine whether or not you may receive compensation for your involvement in one of these accidents.
If you want to explore your options, reach out to one of our team members: 800-959-1444. Together, we can explore your legal options.