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Motorists must follow the rules of the road while driving

As a driver, you must know when to yield the right of way to pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and other drivers. When a driver disobeys traffic laws, significant injuries and even fatalities can result.

As you are healing, it may be necessary for you to lose time and money from work while the medical bills start to come in. In the event of a fatality, there are still medical costs as well as the costly final expenses.

The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert has represented New York City and Long Island clients for over 25 years. We can help you receive the compensation that you are entitled to obtain for your losses. If you have been injured, or a loved one has died due to a negligent driver, contact our office today to speak with Marc Albert regarding your legal rights.

The New York Failure to Yield Law

An individual has the right of way when he or she has legal control of an intersection, a crosswalk, or another part of the road. Failure to yield accidents occur when one motorist, pedestrian, or bicyclist does not adhere to the proper right of way. In New York, all vehicles must yield to others in the following situations:

  • Vehicles must yield to pedestrians crossing at a crosswalk;
  • In uncontrolled intersections, an approaching vehicle must yield to another vehicle that has already arrived at the intersection;
  • Vehicles making left turns must yield to others;
  • Vehicles merging onto a roadway or entering traffic from a parked position must yield to others already on the road;
  • Drivers turning across traffic must yield.

Additionally, when more than one vehicle approaches a four-way stop or an uncontrolled intersection at the same time, the left driver must yield the right of way to drivers to their right. If drivers are not adhering to these traffic rules, serious accidents and catastrophic injuries or deaths can result.


Failure to Yield Accident Liability

When drivers are unreasonably careless on the road and cause another person’s injuries, they can be held legally accountable in a personal injury claim. A motorist’s failure to yield the right of way is often a sign that he or she has acted negligently.

Damages available in personal injury claims may include past and future medical expenses, loss of income, lost earning capacity, and in some instances, pain and suffering. If you are injured, your main focus in the aftermath of an accident should be obtaining medical treatment. Consulting an experienced injury attorney is vital to ensure that your legal rights are preserved. In New York, these claims must be filed within three years from the date of the injury.

Call the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert for a Free Consultation

Our firm represents clients across New York City and Long Island from our offices in Astoria, Queens, Downtown Brooklyn, and Syosset, Long Island. If you need legal assistance following a car or truck accident involving a failure to yield, contact our office today online or at 855-252-3788 to learn more about how we can help.

If you have been in a car accident, your first call should be to Marc Albert at 855-252-3788.

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