There is a lot of finger pointing after failure to yield accidents because drivers are often confused by right of way laws. So, sorting out exactly what happened is key when filing a claim after a failure to yield accident.
If you or one of your loved ones sustained severe injuries in a car accident involving a violation of right of way laws, you might have grounds to file a claim for compensation.
Types of Failure to Yield Accidents
Right of way dictates who must yield to who. Unfortunately, some drivers simply ignore the rules or are ignorant of them. Common scenarios that lead to failure to yield wrecks include:
- Getting on the highway
- Turning left
- Turning right
- Stop signs or red lights
- Making a U-turn
- Driving around pedestrians of bicyclists
How a Failure to Yield Accident Lawyer Can Benefit You
Thorough Evidence Collection & Case Building
Whatever the circumstances of your wreck, your case must adequately prove how the accident happened so you can demonstrate that the other driver violated right of way rules. To do that, we may rely on a lot of different types of evidence:
- Police reports
- Witness statement
- Photos and videos of the scene
- Accident reconstruction specialists
- Engineers and other experts
Communicate With the Insurance Company for You
The last thing you need after a wreck is the hassle that comes with dealing with an insurance adjuster.
We can handle the communication with the insurer, including responding to their requests and negotiating a settlement. We will also prepare you to give a statement so you do not jeopardize your claim by saying something the insurance company can later twist to use against you.
Take Your Case to Court to Get Fair Compensation
If the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer, we go to court to fight for fair value.
Unfortunately, some insurance companies are unwilling to fairly compensate innocent accident victims. They may allege the plaintiff is at fault for the wreck or try to minimize claim value.
We prepare your case thoroughly from the start so that if the time comes to file a lawsuit and go to trial, we are ready.
Get started today. Call us at 1-800-747-3733 to set up a consultation.
Calcluating the Value of Your Failure to Yield Injury Claim
Our legal team will obtain information from a variety of sources to substantiate the economic damages you sustained, including:
- Ambulance and emergency room bills
- Treatment records and bills from doctors and surgeons
- Medication and medical device costs
- Any other costs related to your treatment and care
If your injuries caused you to miss work, we obtain documentation to document your lost income. If you sustained property damage in the accident, we can help you manage the property damage claim as well. We can even help with a diminished value claim.
We will also help you value your noneconomic damages, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Emotional or mental anguish
How a Failure to Yield Lawyer Can Establish Fault for an Injury Accident
Our legal team will gather evidence that allows us to demonstrate the legal elements of negligence and establish liability for your car accident. The way we document your claim will depend on the circumstances of your accident.
Motorists may fail to yield the right of way because they:
- Drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drive recklessly
- Disobey traffic markings and signs
- Drive while distracted
Based on the facts of your case, we will prove negligence based on these four legal elements.
A duty of care – The at-fault party owed a duty of care to you and others who share the roadways. For example, motorists owe others a duty of care to follow traffic laws and yield right of way when appropriate.
Negligent – If the at-fault party did not yield the right of way to another party when required to do so, they have breached their duty of care and are negligent.
Causation – If an accident results from the at-fault party’s negligence (i.e., their failure to yield), this establishes causation and, thus, liability for damages.
Damages – One we demonstrate the first three elements of negligence, we must prove that you suffered damages because of the wreck, such as medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation with a Failure to Yield Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale
If you sustained serious injuries because someone failed to yield when you had the right of way, call on a failure to yield accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale for help. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve.
To schedule a free consultation and case review, contact us today at 1-800-747-3733.
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