Failure to yield accidents happen nearly everywhere under various circumstances – from drivers entering or exiting highways to drivers failing to yield to pedestrians to drivers failing to yield when making a left turn to vehicles hitting a pedestrian or bicyclist.
If you suffered injuries in a car accident caused by another driver’s failure to yield, contact a failure to yield accident lawyer in Jacksonville at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. Call us at 1-800-747-3733 for your free case evaluation.
Most Common Failure to Yield Accidents in Florida
Failure to yield accidents, which can be deadly can happen in an instant, 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. But 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. It happens although there are laws stating that drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and bicyclists. 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
Insurance Coverage for Failure to Yield Accidents
Florida is a no-fault insurance state and all drivers are required to carry a minimum $10,000 Personal Injury Protection (PIP) that covers the insured regardless of fault. But if another driver caused your failure to yield accident, you may bring a claim against that at-fault driver if you suffered severe injuries.
Our failure to yield accident lawyers in Jacksonville at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you collect what is rightfully yours. We can determine a full and fair value for your claim and negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
Getting Compensation for Mounting Bills After the Failure to Yield Accident
Even with the required insurance coverage, if you have been injured in a failure to yield accident, you may face significant financial damages, such as:
- You may face hospitalization
- Medical care (short-term and long-care)
- Prescription drugs
- Loss of income
- Vehicle repair costs and/or rental car costs
- Miscellaneous accident-related expenses
Call 1-800-747-3733 to speak with a failure to yield accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. We can help you value your case and get the compensation you need and deserve.
Proving Negligence and Liability in a 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 an obligation to yield the right-of-way, according to traffic laws and conditions
- The driver failed to yield
- This failure caused the collision and your injuries
- You suffered serious injuries and other damages
And again, 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.
Deadline to File Failure to Yield Accident Lawsuit
Some accident victims feel fine immediately after the accident, but later begin experiencing medical issues related to that accident.
The state of Florida gives you four years from the date of the accident to file most personal injury lawsuits. But you should act quickly to get medical care and start gathering evidence to build your case. If you wait too long to seek medical care, the insurance company might allege that your injuries are unrelated to the accident.
Work with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to make sure you meet your deadlines.
We Can Help With Your Failure to Yield Accident
You have legal options. The accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will help you explore those options and move forward after a failure to yield accident. We work on contingency fees, which means you can hire a lawyer without paying any money upfront. With a contingency fee, the lawyers collect a fee only upon winning the case.
You deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering and other damages. If you were hurt in a failure to yield accident due to the negligence of others and you require legal assistance in Jacksonville, call 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation with an accident lawyer. We look forward to talking to you.