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Homestead Failure to Yield Accidents

One of the things that new drivers learn in driver’s education courses is the importance of yielding right of way. Unfortunately, when drivers fail to yield correctly, serious T-bone accidents, broadside accidents, and other car accidents are the common result.

Failure to yield accidents can be very frustrating, since the at-fault driver may claim that they have done nothing wrong. It can also be frustrating to see that a driver was simply too impatient to wait or did not really understand the rules of the road and caused an accident that has led to catastrophic injuries. If you've been injured in a failure to yield accident, contact Flaxman Law Group to review your case. Your claim may be worth more than you think and you may be able to take steps that can help protect you and your family as well as your financial future.

Failure to Yield Can Result in Serious Injuries

Failure to yield accidents can result in a number of catastrophic injuries, including:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Head trauma
  • Internal injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Fractures
  • Disfigurement
  • Abrasions
  • Whiplash
  • Back injuries
Understanding Right of Way

There is no excuse for failing to yield right of way, since the rules are so simple:

  • If you approach an intersection with no traffic lights, the cars at the intersection already have right of way. If two cars arrive at the intersection at the same time, yield right of way to the car to your right.
  • If you approach an intersection with no traffic lights but where there is a multiple-lane road intersecting with a one-lane or two-lane roadway, cars on the multi-lane road have right of way.
  • At a t-intersection (where one street ends to a through street), the cars on the street that is ending must yield right of way.
  • Cars on on-ramps and highway exit ramps must yield to oncoming traffic.
  • Pedestrians in a crosswalk have right of way.
  • If you are turning left, you must yield to pedestrians and other traffic.
  • At an intersection with an unpaved road and a paved road, the cars on the paved road have right of way.
  • You must yield to pedestrians with seeing eye dogs and to visually impaired pedestrians walking with a white cane.

If you have been injured in a failure to yield accident, finding liable parties can often be tricky. It can be difficult to determine exactly what happened and what led to an accident. Personal injury attorneys in Homestead and other communities often work with accident reconstruction experts, expert witnesses, and other professionals who can help build a strong case and can help prove exactly what is led to a collision. If you're looking for a car accident attorney anywhere in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation case evaluation. Our team of attorneys has more than 60 years of experience dealing with traffic accident cases similar to yours and our full-service law firm can handle all the details of your case so that you can focus on getting your life back after your accident.