If another driver failed to yield and caused your St. Paul, MN, traffic accident, you may be able to hold them accountable for your injuries and related losses. A St. Paul failure to yield accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can use evidence, including the police report about the accident, witness statements, and accident reconstruction data to prove fault and build a case against the negligent motorist.
To learn if you qualify to take legal action in your St. Paul traffic accident case, call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 598-7557. Our case reviews are free.
Failure to Yield Is a Top Cause of Car Accidents
When driving, there are several situations that require one driver to yield to traffic approaching from another direction. Failure to do so can lead to a collision. Drivers must also yield to pedestrians in many circumstances. Violations of failure to yield laws are one of the leading causes of intersection accidents.
According to the Minnesota Driver’s Manual, drivers are legally required to yield when:
- Two drivers reach an intersection with no traffic signs or signals at the same time.
- Two drivers reach an intersection with all-way stops or flashing signals at the same time.
- A driver making a left turn across an intersection with no traffic light.
- A driver making a left turn across an intersection with a green light.
- A driver who has a left turn arrow, but there are already vehicles or pedestrians in the intersection.
- A driver entering a public roadway from a parking lot or driveway.
- Drivers turning right on red after stopping.
- Drivers in the right lane as Metro Transit buses attempt to leave a bus stop.
When drivers fail to yield, they may cause a collision. Under Minnesota’s auto insurance laws, victims of these collisions who suffer injuries must first rely on their no-fault insurance policies, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). However, many who have moderate or serious injuries that surpass the coverage of their insurance can hold the at-fault driver responsible. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we can help you determine your options and the best way to seek the compensation you deserve.
For a free legal consultation with a yield accident lawyer serving St. Paul, call (800) 598-7557
Ben Crump Law, PLLC Will Not Shy Away from Tough Cases
If you are eligible to pursue a fault-based claim in your traffic accident case, a St. Paul failure to yield accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can represent you. We can handle your legal case, taking the steps necessary to seek and recover a settlement or award. These steps include proving you qualify to take legal action, gathering evidence to prove negligence and liability, and calculating a settlement value for your case that compensates you adequately.
When we accept this type of case, our team wants to ensure you do not suffer additional damages because of your accident injuries. When the defendant in your case acted negligently and caused your accident, they became liable for the losses and expenses they caused you to suffer.
You should not have to pay for your medical care, missed work, or other losses that occurred due to no fault of your own. Your no-fault insurance or the at-fault driver’s liability policy should cover these expenses.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, our lawyers work based on a contingency fee when we represent a car accident victim in St. Paul. If you qualify to hold the at-fault driver legally responsible, you will pay nothing upfront to our team. We recover our attorney fee only after we secure a settlement or award in your case.
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Seeking Financial Recovery Following a St. Paul Traffic Accident
Minnesota car insurance laws require drivers to carry no-fault policies that cover relatively minor injuries and treatment following a traffic accident. If you file this type of claim, you may be able to secure compensation for:
- Your medical treatment and care up to your policy limits.
- Lost wages and other income from any time missed at work up to your policy limits.
You can also pursue additional losses and expenses in a negligence claim, in addition to any remaining medical care costs and lost income above the limits of your no-fault policy. These recoverable expenses and losses include:
- Ongoing and future care costs
- Diminished capacity to work and earn a living
- Property damages
- Other accident-related expenses
Non-economic losses are also recoverable following a St. Paul traffic accident if you are eligible to file a fault-based claim. These intangible damages include physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish.
Minnesota allows family members of those who passed away in a St. Paul accident to seek compensation under Minn. Stat. § 573.02. We may be able to help you secure wrongful death compensation in your case.
There Are Deadlines for Taking Legal Action in Minnesota
Minnesota law establishes a two-year deadline for personal injury lawsuits under Minn. Stat. § 541.07(1). This is the type of civil action we will file on your behalf if the insurance company refuses a fair payout, and we need to take your case in front of a judge and jury.
If you need to file a wrongful death action after your loved one passes away from their traffic accident injuries, Minn. Stat. § 573.02, §§ 1 gives you three years to do so.
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A St. Paul failure to yield accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to handle your case while you focus on undergoing treatment and getting your life back to normal, if possible. Let a member of our team discuss your accident and injuries with you today to learn if you qualify to take legal action under state law.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 598-7557 for your free consultation.