Failure to Yield Accidents
Car Crash Lawyers Assisting Injured Residents of Queens and Surrounding Areas
Motorists must follow the rules of the road while behind the wheel. This means yielding the right of way to pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and other drivers. When a driver disobeys traffic laws, significant injuries and even fatalities can result. Queens car accident attorney Marc S. Albert represents victims injured in failure to yield accidents in claims against the party, or parties, responsible for their harm. He understands that legal action is secondary to focusing on healing from your injuries, or grieving for the loss of a loved one. However, as medical costs increase, and victims need to take more time off from work to recover, it is important to explore the legal options available to help cover the expenses that arise.
The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert has represented New York City and Long Island clients for over 20 years in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, and 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 passed away due to a negligent driver, contact our office today to speak with an attorney 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; and
- Drivers turning to enter 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. People who are responsible for causing harm to other motorists, pedestrians, or bicyclists should be held liable with the assistance of an aggressive attorney.
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. Negligence is shown when one party, known as a defendant, breaches a duty owed to another party to act as a reasonable and prudent person would under the same or similar circumstances, causing that other person’s injuries and resulting in damages. Drivers may fail to yield the right of way for a variety of reasons, from being distracted by a text to speeding or not knowing the rules. Regardless of the situation, when a driver’s negligence has led to serious injuries, a victim is entitled to compensation for the losses incurred. 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. A victim’s main focus in the aftermath of an accident should be obtaining medical treatment, but consulting an experienced injury attorney is also important to ensure that his or her legal rights are properly preserved. In New York, these claims must be filed within three years from the date of a victim’s injury.
Contact a Dedicated Motor Vehicle Collision Lawyer in Queens
Drivers who fail to follow traffic laws create unreasonable dangers for other motorists, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists. A failure to yield accident can lead to life-altering injuries for victims. Queens attorney Marc S. Albert assists victims and families in pursuing personal injury and wrongful death claims against people who have acted recklessly in causing a collision. Our firm represents clients across New York City and Long Island from our offices in Astoria and Syosset. 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.