Car Accidents Caused by Failure to Yield Right of Way

Have you been hurt in a Dallas car accident due to another driver’s failure to yield the right of way?

Many car accidents result because of a driver’s failure to yield the right of way to another vehicle. While these kind of wrecks are often the result of distracted driving, there are other conditions that enter the picture as well.

No matter how obvious it may be to you that the other driver was at fault, understand that if you have a personal injury claim as a result of a car crash, the insurance company will do everything in its power to limit their liability and pay you as little as possible—if anything at all. Personal injury claims are handled MUCH differently than property-damage-only claims, and it’s important that you realize this early on in the process.

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Contrary to what you might believe, insurance companies are not required to offer you any compensation for your injuries, even when they’re clearly liable. Only a court can compel an insurance company to pay out on a claim, and settlement offers are only extended in an effort to prevent the victim from taking their case to trial.

If you’re offered a settlement by the insurance company, understand that your claim is most-likely worth considerably more than their offer. You don’t necessarily have to take your case to court in order to receive a fair settlement, but you will need leverage. Without an attorney looking out for your best interests, you’re simply at the mercy of the insurance company and their motives are completely contrary to yours.

At Rasansky Law Firm, our Dallas attorneys actually handle car accident claims on a no-win, no-fee basis. We never ask for any money from our clients out of pocket, and if for some reason we’re unable to reach an out-of-court settlement or win your case, you literally owe us nothing for our time and effort. We understand that you likely have questions about hiring an attorney, and for that reason, we invite you to call us at (214) 617-1886 or email us using the contact form on this page for a free consultation.

Common causes of right-of-way car accidents.

Drivers who fail to yield the right of way cause many accidents, both minor and catastrophic. Some of the most common scenarios include:

  • Making a left turn across lanes of opposing traffic (often on an unprotected green light)
  • Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk
  • Failure to stop at a traffic light or stop sign
  • Entering the flow of traffic from a side street
  • Failing to yield to a highway offramp

Making left turns across opposing lanes of traffic is the most-common cause of right-of-way accidents, especially with regard to motorcycles. Of the 2,448 fatal car vs motorcycle crashes that occurred in 2015, 41 percent (994) of them involved other vehicles turning left while the rider was going straight.

One of the major problems on our roadways is that some drivers operate as though the right of way belongs only to them. The Texas Transportation Code defines who has the right of way in certain circumstances, and drivers who fail to follow these laws and cause an accident can be held responsible for any damages that result from their negligence.

How an attorney can help.

Insurance companies fight these types of claims on a daily basis, but luckily, so do our attorneys. We see first-hand the misinformation, disinterest, and outright deception put forth by insurance companies defending these claims. Our job is to advocate on your behalf in order to ensure that you have the best chance at winning your case, and that you recover every penny you and your family deserve.

Not only will we seek compensation for pain and suffering, we’ll go after all of your related losses such as:

In order to build a strong case, you should be sure to take pictures of damages to your vehicle, the other vehicle, and document any injuries. You also want to make sure to exchange contact information with any witnesses, and obtain a copy of your official crash report (we can also obtain this for you). Keep track of any financial losses you’ve suffered—including medical bills—and provide as much information as you can to your attorney.

If you’ve been injured in a Dallas car accident due to another driver failing to yield right of way, call us today at (214) 617-1886. We’re happy to evaluate the facts of your case free of charge and discuss your options moving forward. Helping personal injury victims is all we do at Rasansky Law Firm, and we have a great track record of success over the past 20+ years.

Speak With a Dallas Auto Accident Attorney For Free

The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 617-1886.

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Disclaimer: As a valued member of the Dallas community, Rasansky Law Firm’s goal is to improve the safety of all residents in the great state of Texas. These posts should not be viewed as a solicitation for business and the information included herein should not be taken as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual crash scene.

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