Failure to Yield Collisions
Failure to yield the right-of-way is one of the most preventable types of car accidents that occur each year in Orlando and throughout Florida. While some accidents simply cannot be avoided, this type of auto accident can generally be prevented if motorists would take the time to slow down, pay attention, and proceed safely. Unfortunately, drivers are often in a hurry, distracted, or simply do not pay attention. This can result in failure to yield collisions that leave innocent people with serious or even fatal injuries. If you are the victim of an accident caused by a negligent motorist who failed to yield the right-of-way, contact Orlando personal injury lawyers at Adams & Luka immediately. You may be eligible for compensation of costs related with your injuries.
There are a variety of circumstances under which motorists are required to yield the right-of-way under Florida law. These include:
- At stop signs, all vehicles are required to yield to traffic and pedestrians.
- When two or more vehicles arrive at an intersection simultaneously, the driver to the right must yield.
- At an intersection, motorists making a left-hand turn must yield to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction.
- Intersections without lights or signs require that motorists yield to:
- Vehicles on a paved road, when you are entering from a road that is not paved
- Vehicles on a highway when you are entering from another road
The laws in Florida regarding failure to yield and right-of-way are complex, so it is important to have an injury attorney who is familiar with these laws and can determine whether you have a solid case.Orlando Failure to Yield Collisions
Each year in the state of Florida, there are tens of thousands of accidents that result in serious injury. For example, almost 28,000 failure to yield collisions were reported in 2010 according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. More than 20,000 of these accidents caused bodily injury. Fatalities are unfortunately often the result of failure to yield accidents as well, as this type of collision was the third leading cause of deadly accidents in the same year.
Spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, and fractures often occur as the result of these types of accidents. When high speed is involved, the result can be even more devastating. Victims of motorists who do not yield the right-of-way may be able to recover damages for lost wages, disability, brain injuries, lost income, or even the death of a loved one in a wrongful death case.Contact Adams & Luka Today
When an accident is the result of someone else's negligence, victims deserve justice, and to collect the full compensation they deserve. It is vital you are aware that the insurance company will not take care of you, although you may believe it will. Employees of insurance companies are trained early on how to limit or deny claims, or even drag them out indefinitely. Like all other businesses, insurance companies want to make a profit - and this is not possible by paying out every claim that is filed.
At Adams & Luka, our Orlando failure to yield collisions attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators. We will not hesitate to fight in court on your behalf in the event the insurance company will not cooperate, or offer you a fair settlement. Our goal is to collect every penny you deserve, whether this can be accomplished in or out of the courtroom. Call us now at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101 for a free consultation regarding your case.
Personal Injury Lawyers Advocating on Behalf of Victims of Failure to Yield Collisions in Orange, Lake, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter, Marion, Volusia, Polk, & Brevard Counties.