Hialeah Failure to Yield Accidents
Failure to yield accidents in Hialeah and Florida can be very complicated. One thing that makes them complicated is that the driver who hits another vehicle is not usually the at-fault driver. In most car accidents in Florida, the person who hits another vehicle is considered the at-fault driver. For example, in an intersection or rear end shunt accident in Florida, the driver who rear-ended another vehicle is usually considered at fault. Failure to yield accidents are different. In many cases, the at-fault driver is the person who has failed to yield right-of-way. However, because they have done so, the other driver who has been wronged may inadvertently strike the at-fault driver's vehicle. In these cases, it is common for the at-fault driver to accuse the injured driver of causing the accident. It can be especially daunting to be severely injured in a right-of-way accident only to find that you are blamed for causing the crash.
If you have been injured, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. Whether you are wrongly blamed for causing the crash or not, let the attorneys at our full service law firm review your legal options with you.Common Mistakes After Traffic Crashes in Hialeah and Other Communities
If you have been in a right-of-way collision, it is important not to make the following mistakes:
1) Accepting liability for the accident. Even apologizing for hitting the other car can be construed as accepting blame for the accident. Stick to facts, exchange insurance information, and contact your insurance carrier as well as a personal injury attorney to take the next steps in your case. Let the professionals determine what caused the accident.
2) Not getting medical attention. Brain injury patients in Hialeah and Florida as well as don't always present symptoms right away. Soft tissue injuries and other injuries can also take some time to develop symptoms. It is imperative that you get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible following your accident. This can not only help save your life, but it can ensure that if you were injured in any way you can get evidence that the crash caused your injuries.
3) Accepting the first insurance offer or settlement offer. If you are made any sort of settlement or insurance offer, it is imperative to discuss that with a personal injury attorney in your community. When an offer is made, you may not even know the full extent of your injuries because these offers are usually made very quickly. A personal injury attorney can review your options with you and can help you understand the likely total cost of your case so that you can make an informed decision.
4) Not getting legal assistance. You may assume that you don't need to speak with a lawyer after a traffic collision because you have car insurance and medical coverage. Unfortunately, this can be a costly mistake. Just because you have insurance does not mean that you will get the full benefits that you are entitled to under your policy. A personal injury attorney can review your case and can help you pursue full, fair compensation so you don't end up paying for medical costs, lost income, and other expenses out-of-pocket.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic collision, contact Flaxman Law Group today. There is no charge and no obligation involved with an initial consultation. You will never be pressured so you can use your free consultation to get answers and ask the questions you may have after your collision.