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Homestead Right of Way Violations

Every driver understands right-of-way because it is something that is taught and emphasized in driver’s training. Whether you are approaching a four-way stop or an intersection, understanding who has right-of-way is important in avoiding car accidents. Unfortunately, while all motorists are trained to understand right-of-way, some motorists are impatient or distracted and violate these basic rules, often resulting in car accidents.

Right-of-way violations that lead to car accidents are completely preventable. All it takes is a few extra seconds to ensure that you yield to the appropriate vehicle or pedestrian. If you have been injured by a driver who was to reckless or too impatient to yield right-of-way, you likely have a legal claim that can help you seek compensation for your injuries and damages. To get the facts, contact Flaxman Law Group to review the specifics of your case in a free, no obligation consultation.

Who Has Right-Of-Way?

Who has right of way depends on the specifics of the situation:

  • If you approach an uncontrolled intersection (one with no traffic lights) the vehicles already at the intersection have right of way.
  • If two vehicles arrive at an uncontrolled intersection at the same time, the vehicle on the right has right of way.
  • In an uncontrolled intersection with a multiple-lane road and a one-lane or two-lane roadway, vehicles on the multi-lane roadway have right of way.
  • At an intersection where one street ends to a through street, the vehicles on the through street have right of way.
  • Vehicles driving through a parking lot or along a street have right of way in situations where a vehicle is pulling out of a parking spot or driveway.
  • At on-ramps and highway exit ramps, the traffic on the roadway has right of way.
  • Pedestrians in a crosswalk have right of way.
  • Pedestrians and other traffic at an intersection where a vehicle is turning left have right of way.
  • At an intersection involving an unpaved roadway and a paved roadway, the vehicles on the paved road have right of way.
  • Visually impaired pedestrians with guide dogs or a white cane have right of way.

If you are driving and someone else has right of way, you must yield and wait until the way is clear before proceeding. Failure to do so is likely to lead to an accident, because the other vehicles are expecting you to yield and may not stop in time to prevent a collision. Yielding right of way is not only the polite thing to do, it is also the safest.

Have You Been Injured Because Someone Failed To Yield Right-Of-Way?

Hold irresponsible and impatient drivers accountable by seeking compensation in your case. You can always reach Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free accident consultation to discuss your possible legal claim. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have more than six decades of legal experience and have helped thousands of plaintiffs recover more than $100 million in compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys provide compassionate and professional care but in the court room and at the negotiating table, these attorneys fight aggressively for every dollar of compensation money on behalf of clients.

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