Failure to Yield

This Fort Lauderdale Failure to Yield Car Accident Attorney Helps the Victims of Vehicle Crashes

Call this Fort Lauderdale, Florida Failure to Yield Car Accident Lawyer if you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by somebody else’s failure to yield occurring anyplace in the State of Florida (including Miami, Miami-Dade County, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County). Failure to yield wrecks occur when one driver fails to yield the “right-of-way” to another driver.

A failure to yield collision can occur in many different ways. For example, vehicles travelling in lanes of traffic entering onto a highway, freeway or thruway are supposed to yield to vehicles already on the highway. Typically, lanes entering onto the highway “merge” with other lanes on the highway. Vehicles attempting to merge onto the highway are supposed to yield to vehicles in the highway lanes. If they don’t, then they will be responsible for any accidents caused.

Occasionally, two non-highway roadways will merge into one. When this occurs, oftentimes one roadway will have a “Yield” traffic sign indicating that vehicles travelling on that roadway should yield to vehicles on the other roadway. If no vehicles are no travelling on the other roadway, then the vehicle with the “yield” sign can proceed. If there are other vehicles travelling on the other roadway, then the vehicle with the “yield” sign is supposed to wait its turn to proceed.

Blinking-yellow-lights also indicate that approaching vehicles should yield the right-of-way to passing vehicles. If they don’t, then they will be responsible for any crashes caused.

Vehicles stopped at stop-signs also must yield the right of way to passing vehicles. If they don’t, then they will be responsible for any wrecks caused.

Finally, vehicles stopped at intersection red-lights must yield the right of way to passing vehicles. Again, if they don’t, then they will be responsible for any collisions caused.

If you’ve been injured by a driver who failed to yield the right-of-way anyplace in the State of Florida (including Miami, Miami-Dade County, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County), contact Mr. Quackenbush. He can be contacted at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation.

After beginning work on your case, Mr. Quackenbush will work on contingency – which means that there will be no risk to you as Mr. Quackenbush won’t get paid for his work until a recovery has been made in your case.

Advice for Victims of Car Wrecks from this Fort Lauderdale Failure to Yield Car Accident Lawyer

If the vehicle which caused your accident failed to yield to your vehicle, then the driver may receive a ticket for “failing to yield.” In the trial of your case, you may be able to request that the officer who issued the ticket testify in your case. That officer may be able to testify to his observations that led to his conclusion that the other driver failed to yield the right-of-way.

If you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by another vehicle’s failure-to-yield, then it will be important to prove that this is what happened. You can do this in multiple ways. One way would be through witness testimony. If there were independent witnesses who witnessed your crash, then those witnesses may be able to testify in the trial of your case.

This South Florida Failure to Yield Vehicle Collision Attorney

You may also be able to prove that the other vehicle failed to yield the right of way by obtaining video footage of the accident. If the crash occurred at an intersection, then a red-light camera may have captured the wreck. However, it’s crucial that you obtain this footage as soon as possible because many red-light cameras are on “loops” – meaning that they tape over themselves every so often.

If your failure-to-yield car accident occurred near a business establishment, then the business establishment may have surveillance cameras that could have captured the accident. Again though, it’s crucial to obtain this footage as soon as possible because it may be lost forever if you don’t.

The final way that you may be able to prove that the other driver in your crash failed to yield the right-of-way is through the testimony of an accident re-constructionist. An accident re-constructionist is an expert witness who will evaluate the accident (including the accident scene, the damage to the various vehicles involved in the wreck, and the testimony of the witnesses to the collision) and attempt to determine who was at fault. This accident re-constructionist can form an opinion as to if he or she believes the other driver failed to yield the right-of-way.

For Help Obtaining Compensation, contact this Broward County Failure to Yield Automobile Accident Law Firm

If you’d like to discuss your case, contact Mr. Quackenbush for a free, no obligation consultation. He can be reached at 786-294-7711.

Upon beginning work on your case, Mr. Quackenbush will represent you on a contingency basis. This means that there is no risk to you as Mr. Quackenbush won’t get paid a dime until you’ve received compensation in your case.

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