Failure to Yield Accidents
Failure to yield accidents are somewhat different than the typical car crash for the reason that often, it is the injured victim that drives their car into the vehicle that has failed to yield. Accidents caused by a driver’s failure to yield the right of way occur for many reasons:
- Failure to yield to traffic when a driver is making a left turn;
- Failing to stop at a stop sign and continuing into traffic before oncoming vehicles to the left or right have gone through the intersection;
- Failure to yield to emergency vehicles such as fire trucks, ambulances, or police cars when they are engaged in emergency operation and have their lights and sirens on;
- Failure to yield to a bicyclist while making a right turn and the bicyclist has the right of way;
- Failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian when the pedestrian is in a crosswalk and has the right of way;
- Failure to yield the right of way when the operator is merging onto a highway or parkway;
- Failure to yield the right of way when the driver is entering the street from a private driveway, parking lot or side street;
- Failing to yield at a flashing yellow or red light.
If you are involved in a failure to yield accident, or in any type of car crash, and you suffer injuries as the result of the other driver’s negligence, you will require the services of knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated attorneys who will fight the car insurance companies and their lawyers to ensure that you receive compensation for all of your injuries, including pain and suffering, (past and future) loss of earnings, medical and hospital expenses, past and future, loss of enjoyment of life and inability to perform activities of daily living. At the Law Office of Mark A. Siesel in White Plains, New York, we have successfully represented the victims of failure to yield accidents for over 25 years, in both the State and federal Courts of New York.We Are There To Answer All of Your Questions
Undoubtedly, if you or a family member has been in a failure to yield or any other type of car accident, you have many questions that must be answered quickly. For example, who pays my medical and hospital bills? In New York State, under the No-Fault Law, with limited exceptions such as in pedestrian accidents, your medical and hospital expenses are covered by your own insurance company. Further, you have a very short time frame of 30 days to submit the proper documentation to your auto insurance carrier, so it is vital that you speak with an attorney immediately after your accident. Additionally, you are entitled to a percentage of lost earnings from the no-fault insurance company, assuming that your employer and treating doctors provide the proper documentation in a timely fashion. Thus, it is essential that you have attorneys with the experience and expertise to work for you immediately after your accident. Further, you must not speak with, or give statements to, the insurance company for the other driver, and UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you sign any documents or prepare any reports for the other driver’s insurance representatives.Contact Us
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