Failure to Yield Accidents
Failure to yield accidents occur when the driver of an automobile does not yield at a traffic light or stop sign. Drivers yield when they do not have the right of way at an intersection and should be prepared to stop or let other drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians cross. The right of way is defined as a priority given to one driver, cyclist, or pedestrian over another. Vehicles must always yield at an intersection as a safety measure. It is common for drivers to roll through a stop sign or try to beat traffic when turning left at a light. Statistics show that about 280,000 accidents were reported in Illinois and an estimated 65,000 of those crashes were at intersections.
Failure to yield accidents are caused by multiple factors. Some factors are drivers being in a hurry to get to work or school, distracted by talking on the phone, or weather conditions. There are about 42,000 crashes that involve vehicles attempting to turn and was the second most common collision after rear end collisions. It is often difficult to determine who is at fault in failure to yield accidents due to conflicting information and often the inability to make a fault determination at the scene. For this reason, it is important to hire an experienced attorney to protect the evidence that may help your case and protect your rights. An attorney can look at the nature and extent of your injuries and help the focus be solely on your recovery.
To arrange a free consultation about your case, please contact The Horwitz Law Group by e-mailing our car accident lawyers or call 312-641-9200. There is no cost and no obligation to learn if we can help. If you retain us as your legal representative, you will pay no upfront fees or costs. Our fees come as a percentage of whatever compensation we obtain for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win compensation, you will pay no attorney fees whatsoever.