A driver who caused an accident by failing to yield the right of way when they were legally required may be held accountable for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.
New York has a complex network of liability, negligence, and auto insurance laws. While these laws offer accident victims protection, a New York failure to yield accident lawyer can help you navigate them.
An attorney with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you recover damages. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis wherein you pay nothing up front, and we are paid from a portion of what we recover for you.
For a free case review, call a member of our team today at 800-959-1444.
We May Help with Failure to Yield Accidents
New York Vehicle and Traffic (VAT) Laws are designed to keep motorists, pedestrians, and others safe. They also help keep traffic moving smoothly. However, if a careless driver failed to yield the right of way to you and caused the accident, he or she may be held liable for your injuries and damages.
You have the option of hiring a lawyer after any type of accident caused by failure to yield, including:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Sideswipe accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Hit and run accidents
- Multiple vehicle accidents
- Truck and 18-wheeler truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Uber, Lyft, or taxi accidents
- Bus accidents
We suggest that you call Ben Crump Law, PLLC before you speak with an insurance adjuster. A lawyer with our firm can protect and exert your legal rights while pursuing compensation for you.
Common Causes of Failure to Yield Accidents
According to the Insurance Information Institute, failure to yield is the fourth most common known cause of traffic accidents in America. The most frequent failure to yield accidents occur at:
- Stop signs, particularly four-way stop signs
- Pedestrian crosswalks
- Sidewalks (when entering or exiting private drives, alleys, or garages)
- Red lights
- Highway on-ramps
- Intersections with merging traffic
In addition, New York drivers must yield to emergency vehicles, such as fire trucks, police cars, and ambulances. If you or a loved one was injured in a failure to yield car accident, please contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for a free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a failure to yield accident lawyer serving New York, call 800-959-1444
How We Can Help You Recover Compensation
New York State has “no-fault insurance” that requires all drivers to carry personal injury protection (PIP), liability, and uninsured motorist insurance, according to the New York Department of Financial Services.
This insurance covers the first $50,000 for certain costs, regardless of who caused the accident. Your PIP is limited in its coverage, and any expenses that are not covered could leave you in debt.
A lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC may help you by:
- Reviewing your insurance coverage to see what benefits are available to you.
- Communicating and negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf.
- Pursing additional compensation for medical costs over $50,000 and for other damages that are not covered by PIP.
Our team understands how important it is for you and your family to receive compensation from your insurance company. We can also file a personal injury lawsuit to seek additional damages if we cannot reach an acceptable settlement.
We Manage Your Insurance Claim
You may promptly pay your auto insurance premiums, but some insurance companies drag their feet when it is their turn to pay you. A lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC is familiar with some of the tactics that an insurance company may try, including:
- Question the validity of your injuries and damages.
- Pressure you into accepting a lowball settlement offer.
- Downplay your injuries.
- Try to attribute your injuries on a previous incident or existing medical condition.
Our lawyers will counter these tactics to help you recover compensation for an accident that you did not cause, and for which you should not continue to suffer.
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Liability in a Failure to Yield Accident
Most traffic accidents are attributed to driver error, carelessness, or faulty reasoning.
The four most common factors in an accident caused by drivers’ performance are:
- Speeding or driving too fast for weather, traffic, or road conditions
- Improper use of a lane
- Failure to yield right of way
- Reckless driving
All drivers in New York have a duty of care to drive legally, responsibly, and safely. When this duty of care is breached, and someone is injured or killed, a New York failure to yield accident lawyer can help bring compensation and justice to these victims.
Awarding Damages After an Accident
You could be awarded compensation if you were injured by a careless driver in a failure to yield accident. You might also be entitled to compensation if you lost a loved one in this type of accident.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC has recovered more than $30 million for personal injury clients through settlements and lawsuits. Although we cannot promise your case results, we will diligently pursue compensation for damages that might include:
- Medical care and treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Lost pay
- Diminished earning capacity
- Lifecare expenses
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of companionship or consortium
The type and amount of award depend on the severity and extent of your injuries, damages, and the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Limited Time to Pursue Compensation
New York Civil Practice Law Section 214 imposes a three-year statute of limitations, or deadline, to file a personal injury lawsuit. This deadline usually begins from the date you were injured, and it takes time to build a case.
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A New York failure to yield accident lawyer can help you hold a careless driver accountable for your injuries and expenses. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at 800-959-1444 for a free consultation with a team member.