Failure To Yield Accidents
Navigating Florida’s roads and highways can be treacherous. Drivers must make split second decisions about who has the right of way, and who must yield to oncoming drivers. Unfortunately, many Florida drivers fail to obey the traffic laws or to notice yield signs governing who has the right of way. This results in a high number of failure to yield accidents each year. The Miami, Florida Failure to Yield Lawyers at Hannon Legal Group have successfully litigated all types of motor vehicle accidents all across the state.
In 2010, there were nearly 28,000 failure to yield accidents in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Failure to yield accidents were also the third leading cause of driving fatalities in the state in 2010. In the same year, over 20,000 of these accidents resulted in bodily injury. Our team of Miami, Fl. auto accident lawyers, paralegals, investigators and expert witnesses have the resources and experience needed to maximize your recovery in a Florida personal injury or Miami wrongful death case.
Failure to yield accidents commonly occur at intersections or where cars are permitted to merge onto a highway. Another frequent cause is a driver’s failure to yield to oncoming traffic when making a left turn. Accident victims may suffer a wide range of injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or fractures. The injuries tend to be more serious when high speeds are involved. Many of these crashes, as the statistics above illustrate, can be fatal. However, victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, disability, brain injury and the death of a family member.
Failure to yield cases are often hard fought and can be highly technical. They routinely require expert testimony from accident reconstruction engineers and human factors experts. This is especially true when the case is not a case of clear cut liability. For example, sometimes the party who had the right of way could not avoid hitting the driver who was required to yield. This driver is still the accident victim, because the other driver’s failure to yield to oncoming traffic is what caused the accident. In cases like these, it may be necessary to prove who was at fault or who failed to yield. Sometimes the legal responsibility for an accident may be shared by the parties involved. For these reasons, it is imperative to contact a car accident attorney who has experience litigating failure to yield cases.
At Hannon Legal Group, our Miami car accident lawyers work with top accident reconstruction experts and damage expert witnesses whenever necessary to recover the maximum amount of compensation for our clients. The Miami car accident attorneys at Hannon Legal Group have many years of experience litigating complex auto accident cases throughout Florida. Our attorneys know how to assert your legal rights to obtain the compensation you deserve. Email our offices today for a free consultation or call (866) 835-6872 to speak directly with one of our team members.