Car accidents that are caused by failure to yield can be some of the most dangerous and costly. This type of accident occurs when one driver fails to follow the rules for yielding the right-of-way when driving, causing an accident. This can happen in many ways, such as when a driver fails to stop at a red light or stop sign, fails to merge properly, or turns left in front of an oncoming car.
When determining fault for a failure to yield accident, it often comes down to proving that one driver was more negligent than the other. Some common examples include when one driver speeds while making a turn or fails to give the other vehicle time and space to make their move safely. In some cases, both parties could share some level of responsibility, depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident.
One example would be if you are making a left turn at an intersection and fail to see an oncoming car that has the right-of-way because they have the green light. Another situation may involve merging onto highways where drivers do not watch for traffic coming from both directions before merging into lanes. Proper caution should always be taken by drivers involved in any kind of lane change or turn. It is important for drivers to yield when it is required by law, such as when approaching railroad crossings or school buses with flashing lights. Take extra care when yielding.
The compensation available for a car accident will depend on various factors, such as severity of injuries or whether any property damage was caused by the incident. In cases where one party was found more negligent than the other due to failure-to-yield violations, injured persons may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages due to time off work, pain and suffering, and more. A car accident lawyer can fight to get you compensation.
Getting into a car accident can be a traumatic experience. Knowing who is at fault is important, which is where a lawyer comes in. To discuss your legal options after a collision, speak with one of our Wilmington car accident lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. today. Call us at 302-656-5445 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. With offices in Wilmington and Millsboro, Delaware, we proudly serve clients in Dover, New Castle County, and Sussex County.