If you suffered injuries in a car accident you believe was caused by a driver who failed to yield the right of way, it may be difficult to prove. Often, both drivers assume they have the right of way, leading to a crash. If you want to recover damages, you’ll have to prove the other driver was at fault.
That’s where a Jacksonville failure-to-yield car accident lawyer can step in. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we have the knowledge and resources to get to the bottom of the accident and prove your losses.
What Our Jacksonville Failure to Yield Attorney Can Do for You
Our Jacksonville car accident lawyer will take care of your entire case from start to finish. We handle:
- The failure to yield investigation, looking into the cause of the crash and searching for evidence of driver negligence
- Communication with the liable insurance company and other parties in your case, such as officers, witnesses, medical providers, and car repair shops
- Retrieving medical records and reports, financial documentation, and other proof of damages
- Negotiations for fair and full compensation, protecting you against lowball offers
- Suing the at-fault driver for proper compensation if we can’t reach a settlement
Recovering Compensation after a Jacksonville Failure to Yield Car Crash
Personal injury and property damage victims have the opportunity to seek financial recovery from the person or entity which harmed them. You are entitled to recoup economic and non-economic damages, such as:
- Lost income and work benefits
- Reduced earning ability
- The cost of medical treatment
- The cost of assistive medical devices
- The cost of prescription medication
- The cost of physical therapy
- The cost of vocational rehabilitation
- The cost of occupational therapy
- Vehicle damage
- Ridesharing, taxi, or other transportation costs
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
Proving Negligence and Liability in a Jacksonville Failure to Yield Accident
In order to receive compensation from the at-fault driver, you must prove that the other driver was careless and caused the accident. Here are the elements needed to prove negligence:
- The driver had a duty of care to yield the right-of-way, according to traffic laws and conditions
- The driver failed to yield, breaching their duty of care
- This failure caused the collision and your injuries
- You suffered serious injuries and other damages
Be sure to keep track of all medical documents, photos or videotapes from the accident scene, contact information for any witnesses, and any documents related to your car. The accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you collect information and records related to your wreck to build a strong case.
The Deadline to File a Jacksonville Failure to Yield Accident Lawsuit
In some cases, you may be able to recover the compensation you need by filing an insurance claim. In other instances, you and your legal team may decide that filing a lawsuit is the ideal option. However, you will have a limited amount of time to file.
Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) gives car accident victims four years to file a lawsuit. Though that seems like a wealth of time, waiting to file a compensation claim could result in the loss of viable evidence, making it more difficult to prove your case.
Additionally, you’ll need time to work through the medical treatment and case-building process. If you miss the legal deadline, you may lose your right to recover damages.
Work with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to make sure you meet your deadlines.
Types of Failure to Yield Accidents that Could Cause Injuries to Jacksonville Drivers
According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), failing to yield the right of way is a form of aggressive driving. Failure to yield accidents, which can be deadly and happen instantly, could occur at just about any location in Jacksonville.
Some possible causes of failure to yield accidents include:
- Failure to yield when making a left turn. Say you had a green light and entered the intersection when a car coming from the opposite direction turned left in front of you, hitting your car.
- Failure to yield when entering the highway entrance ramps. Perhaps you were on a highway and a vehicle entering the highway on the entrance ramp failed to yield and hit your car.
- Failure to yield when making U-turns. We’ve all witnessed the infamous U-turn right-of-way confusion. You had the light and were making a U-turn, when at the same time a driver made a right turn on a red light, slamming into your car.
- Failure to stop at a red light or stop sign. You must stop at a stop sign or a red light, even if you are making a right turn. Not everyone obeys the law, which can cause a failure to yield accident.
- Failure to yield to pedestrians and bicyclists. You do not have to be in a car to be involved in a failure to yield accident. If you were crossing a street in a clearly marked crosswalk and a car ignored the yield sign and barreled right into you, you may have a case. Bikers can also become victims, even when cycling in clearly marked bike lanes.
Other examples of failure to yield accidents include:
- Failure to yield when merging
- Failure to yield to flashing traffic lights
- Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle
- Failure to yield when leaving a parking space, parking lot, or private driveway
We Can Help With Your Failure to Yield Accident in Jacksonville
You have legal options after you suffered injuries in a car accident. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will help you explore those options and move forward after a failure to yield accident.
You deserve to be compensated for all the losses your accident caused. If you were hurt in a failure to yield accident due to the negligence of others and you require legal assistance in Jacksonville, call us. We offer free consultations and can take your call 24/7.
We Can Help.