If you suffered injuries in a car accident because of another driver’s failure to yield, you may have grounds to file a claim or lawsuit and recover damages. A failure to yield accident lawyer in Orlando from The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help.
Our firm offers responsive legal care and fights aggressively for the rights of accident victims. We can help you identify the responsible party or parties, collect evidence against them, and pursue them and their insurers for damages. Our injury attorneys operate on a no-win-no-fee basis. We get paid only after we recover money for you.
For a free, no-risk case evaluation, call us today at 1-800-747-3733.
Failure to Yield Accidents
Failure to yield refers to any situation in which a driver disregards the right of way possessed by another motorist, bicyclist, or pedestrian.
When multiple cars, bicycles, or pedestrians are trying to get around one another, right of way laws determine who goes first and who must wait. If a motorist goes when it is someone else’s turn, that driver has negligently failed to yield the right of way. If this behavior leads to an accident, the injured party may be able to hold the at-fault driver liable for recovery.
Common examples of failure to yield include:
Running a Red Light or Stop Sign
When a driver ignores a red light or stop sign and causes an accident with another driver who had the right of way, the driver who ran the light or sign is at fault.
Disregarding a Yield Sign
Yield signs require the oncoming driver to stop or slow down if another vehicle is coming. For instance, if Road A is merging into Road B, a yield sign might require drivers coming from Road A to yield the right of way to drivers already on Road B. Drivers who ignore these signs can be at fault for the accidents they cause.
Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian
Drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Even if no crosswalk is present, a driver’s duty of care behind the wheel always includes the responsibility to watch out for pedestrians. If you or a loved one was injured by a motor vehicle while on foot, a lawyer from The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you hold the driver responsible.
Ignoring Malfunctioning Traffic Signals
If a traffic signal at an intersection is not functioning correctly, drivers approaching the intersection from any direction must treat it as a four-way stop. That means they must come to a complete stop and, if other vehicles are present, proceed into the intersection in the order in which the vehicles came to a stop. A driver who violates or disregards this process has failed to yield and may be liable for a resulting accident.
If the accident that caused your injuries occurred in a way not listed above, we still want to hear from you and may be able to help you file a claim and recover damages. For a free consultation, call The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733.
Proving Liability for a Failure to Yield Car Accident
A car accident lawsuit usually involves negligence behind the wheel. To prove negligence and hold the other driver liable, we have to demonstrate three things:
- The driver owed you a duty of care.
- The driver failed to uphold their duty of care.
- You incurred damages because of their failure.
Duty of Care
In Florida, anyone who gets a driver’s license and gets behind the wheel has an implied duty of care to operate their vehicle safely and to look out for other motorists and pedestrians.
Failure to Uphold Duty
If the other driver failed to yield the right of way to you, we can present this failure as proof that they did not uphold their duty of care to you.
Lastly, we must connect the other driver’s failure of duty to the specific economic or noneconomic damages you suffered as a result of the accident. Our Orlando failure to yield accident attorneys can collect and present evidence connecting the driver’s negligence with the crash and with the injuries you and your loved ones suffered afterward.
Calculating the Damages You Could Recover from Your Car Accident
Our Florida car accident lawyers fight for compensation to cover the full slate of damages you have incurred. These may include:
- Medical bills (both current and future costs)
- Lost income from work
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
Be Aware of the Statute of Limitations on Florida Car Accident Lawsuits
In Florida, you have four years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit over a car accident. Our attorneys can take quick legal action if necessary to avoid any statute of limitations issues and preserve your right to compensation. Call us at 1-800-747-3733 to see how a failure to yield accident lawyer in Orlando can help.