When a driver fails to yield, they have not slowed down, stopped, paid careful attention to their surroundings, and allowed others the right of way. They have endangered themselves and others by risking an accident. Failure to yield accidents can cause great damage, including serious injuries and even death.
If you or a loved one were in an accident due to a driver’s failure to yield, a Minneapolis failure to yield accident lawyer may be able to help. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC at (800) 598-7557.
Failure to Yield is Disobeying the Law
Traffic laws exist to preserve the driver’s safety as well as others around them. When a Minnesota driver fails to yield, they are disobeying the law. Sometimes failing to yield can cause a serious accident. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), failure to yield was the fourth leading cause of traffic fatalities in 2018. A driver failed to yield if they did any of the following:
- Disobeyed a stop sign
- Disobeyed a traffic light
- Did not allow the right of way while making a left turn
- Failed to slow down and look both ways at an unmarked intersection
- Proceeded out of turn at a four-way stop
- Did not allow the right of way at a T-stop or three-way intersection
- Did not allow the right of way to a pedestrian within a marked crosswalk
- Did not allow the right of way to a bicyclist
- Did not pull over for an emergency vehicle
A driver may fail to yield for many reasons. They may be in a hurry because they are late for work or an appointment or have a plane to catch. They may not have been paying attention and missed the stoplight, stop sign, or yield sign. They may be intoxicated or impaired in another manner. They may be a new and inexperienced driver who does not fully understand the rules of the road. Regardless of the reason, the driver may be held liable if an accident occurred due to their negligence.
For a free legal consultation with a failure to yield accidents lawyer serving Minneapolis, call (800) 598-7557
Damages Resulting from a Failure to Yield Accident
Many damages may result from a failure to yield accident. These may include the following:
- Doctor visits
- Hospital stays or surgeries
- Rehabilitation or therapy
- Car repairs or replacement
- Towing charges
- Rental car costs
- Temporary loss of income
- Permanent job loss
- Pain and suffering
If a loved one died in the accident, you might also have the following damages:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of loved one’s income
- Loss of consortium
- Depression and grief
You have already suffered due to someone else’s negligence. You should not have to suffer further by paying for damages that were not your fault. The driver who caused the accident should be held responsible and pay for your damages. A Minneapolis failure to yield accident lawyer may be able to help.
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A Lawyer is an Invaluable Asset to Have on Your Side
It is difficult to place a value on peace of mind. Peace of mind is what you will have when you decide to hire a lawyer. A lawyer will be on your side, fighting for justice and compensation for you. They will lessen the burden you are feeling by handling all of the details of your case. They will represent you and pursue all options until an outcome is reached that you are satisfied with.
A lawyer and their team will listen to the details of your case and explain your options. They will tell you what you should and should not do to help. They will collect evidence by interviewing witnesses, looking at police reports, and visiting the scene of the accident. They will look at medical records and speak with medical experts. They will attempt to recover compensation for you by proving liability.
In order to prove liability, a lawyer has to show three things:
- Duty of care: A driver has a duty to drive responsibly to avoid harming others.
- Negligence: If a driver is negligent, they have breached their duty of care. They have acted in a manner that most other drivers would not have under similar circumstances.
- Cause: The injuries must have been directly caused by the negligence or breach of duty of care.
Once a lawyer establishes liability, they will put a dollar amount on your damages and try to recover your costs by speaking with the insurance company or going to court. They will advise you to never speak with an insurance company or adjuster yourself because you do not want to jeopardize your chance of recovering compensation. They have negotiated with insurance companies countless times with success, and they will do it again for you.
Get Peace of Mind Today
A Minneapolis failure to yield accident lawyer is waiting to take on your case. Do not delay, because Minnesota Statutes § 541.07 states that you have only two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury claim, and Minnesota Statutes § 573.02 states that most wrongful death actions must be filed within three years of the date of the death. Once the time has elapsed, you may be barred from ever filing a claim.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC at (800) 598-7557 today. Our legal team is ready to serve you. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not have to worry about paying anything up front or out of pocket. Our fee comes from any settlement we obtain for you.