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Fort Lauderdale Failure to Yield Accidents

Driving along roads and highways in Florida can be difficult. You often need to make very fast decisions and you rely on other drivers to make good decisions when driving. For example, you rely on other drivers to yield when you have right of way. When drivers are negligent or undertrained and do not properly yield right-of-way, you may be involved in a severe, even life-changing car crash in Fort Lauderdale or your community.

If you have been in this type of traffic accident, the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group would like to review your case with you in a free, no obligation, no pressure case assessment. You may have a legal claim that allows you to seek compensation for your injuries. You may also have the opportunity to negotiate with your insurance carrier for fairer benefits. To find out more what is possible, contact Flaxman Law Group today.

Common Causes and Types of Right-of-Way Accidents in Fort Lauderdale and Florida

There are many situations in which failure to yield accidents occur:

  • At intersections and when merging onto highways
  • Failure to yield to oncoming traffic during a left turn
  • Failure to yield to oncoming traffic when backing out of a parking space, drive, or parking lot
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians when they are crossing
  • Failure to yield to other motorists who arrived first at a four-way stop sign crossing

Motorists are expected to understand right-of-way rules and to follow them carefully. When they do not, they can be held liable for any collisions and damages that they cause.

In failure to yield accidents, especially, it is common for the at-fault driver to try to place blame elsewhere. You don't want to be accused of causing an accident that you are not responsible for. You also do not want to be in a situation where your insurance money does not cover the costs of your losses. Contact a personal injury attorney today to find out how to protect your interests.

Failure to Yield can lead to Devastating Injuries

Failure to yield accidents cause a range of injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Amputations
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Fractures
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Whiplash
  • Internal injury
  • Fatalities
  • Soft tissue injury

Unfortunately, many failure to yield accidents also involve high speeds, which can increase the risk of serious injury. In these types of cases, an at-fault driver will often give themselves a little extra boost of gas in order to get around a car or in order to get in front of a car that actually has right of way. The extra boost of gas and speed can make the collision much worse and the injuries much more severe.

Unfortunately, many drivers in Florida fail to notice yield signs or fail to yield correctly to drivers who have right-of-way. This can result in serious and devastating car and truck accidents. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have successfully worked with survivors of motor vehicle accidents and their families in order to help them recover fair compensation for their injuries. Florida law does protect you after a serious traffic accident caused by negligence or recklessness. Contact Flaxman Law Group today to find out how you can put Florida law to work for you and your family.

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