One of the most common causes of car accidents in Florida is failure to yield the right of way. Failure to yield as the law requires often happens when drivers are distracted, impatient, or driving aggressively. Drivers who disregard the law do so in a number of different situations where the law dictates they must.
These are Some of the Common Situations in Which Drivers Fail to Yield
- To oncoming traffic while making a left turn
- When merging into highway traffic
- To an emergency vehicle, police car, ambulance or fire truck
- To obey a stop sign, four way stop, or yield sign
- Failure to yield to a pedestrian or bicycle rider who has the right of way
- To a flashing red or yellow light
- To yield to oncoming traffic pulling out of a driveway, side street, alley, private road, or parking lot
- While entering a roundabout or to cars exiting a roundabout
These crashes often result in t-bone accidents in turning situations or at lights or stop signs and sideswipe accidents in merging situations. In many of these accidents, it is the passenger of the car who suffers the worst injuries. It is also more than common for bicycle riders and pedestrians to be stuck by cars when they have the right of way in crosswalks. When pedestrians or bicyclists are hit by divers it results in devastating results.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a driver who did not yield in Florida, when you had the right of way, you may have a claim to be compensated for your losses. If you need to get answers right away about your accident, Jim is here to help. Give him a call at 888-207-0905. There is never a charge to discuss your case or any obligation to hire a lawyer.