The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) lays out several scenarios in which a yield sign may be present. While some scenarios may not be as clear-cut as others, in general, a yield sign means that you must ensure that you are not crossing into the path of oncoming traffic.
Failure to yield when there are one or more vehicles into a lane that you are merging into could be the direct cause of an accident. If you or a loved one was injured because of another motorist’s inability to yield to the right of way, then a Fort Worth failure to yield accident lawyer can help you seek compensation.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at 877-239-4878 for a free consultation about our legal services.
You Are Legally Required to Yield in Certain Traffic Situations
All motorists are expected to adhere to posted traffic signals and guidelines while driving on public roads.
Per Texas Transportation Code §542.4045, those who fail to yield could:
- Have to pay a fine between $500 and $2,000, if the infraction injured another person
- Have to pay a fine between $1,000 and $4,000 if the person who failed to yield caused serious bodily injury to another person
Before pursuing the cost of your damages, your Fort Worth failure to yield lawyer will need to first determine why your accident occurred. They can do this by reviewing the evidence in your case.
Some factors that can cause a driver to ignore traffic guidelines include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or fatigue
- Distracted driving, such as texting or addressing other passengers
- Engaging in road rage
- Poor weather conditions, which can obscure a yield sign
- The absence of a yield sign altogether
- Poor judgment or inexperience
Your accident may be caused by factors that we have not included here. To learn more about what they are, call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today.
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Evidence in a Failure to Yield Accident
As we mentioned before, your lawyer will need to review the information in your case to determine who should be liable for your injuries. You may already have some forms of evidence on hand. If not, there is no need to worry; your lawyer can investigate your case and seek out certain pieces of information on your behalf.
Evidence that could support your case include:
- Your medical bills. These documents can contain useful information regarding the severity of your injuries and subsequent follow-up care. Additionally, your medical bills can help your lawyer assign a monetary value to your healthcare costs.
- Witness statements. If someone in another vehicle or in the car with you saw the at-fault party committing an act of negligence, this could be useful to your case.
- Photos and videos of the accident scene. These visual documents can help the insurance company fully understand the extent of your losses.
- The police report. Information that the attending police officer provided in the accident report could help your situation. This document can include the names of the people involved, their contact information, where the accident took place, and if the paramedics were called.
Your lawyer may be able to examine additional pieces of evidence to the examples we have listed here.
If you or a loved one was injured in a collision caused by a motorist who failed to yield, consider the value of a Fort Worth failure to yield accident lawyer. Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at 877-239-4878 for a free consultation about your financial recovery options.
A Failure to Yield Accident May Be Grounds for a Lawsuit
Many personal injury victims do not need to file a lawsuit because they are able to reach settlement agreements with the involved insurance company without going to trial. However, if the insurance company does not offer a fair or accurate settlement, you have the option of going to court. In Texas, you usually have a two-year period to do so under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003. If you do not file a lawsuit before the statute expires, you may have to pay for your accident-related expenses out of pocket.
A Fort Worth failure to yield accident lawyer can support your case regardless of how it develops.
Some of the ways your legal team can help you recover compensation include:
- Collecting evidence to show that the at-fault party acted negligently
- Consulting experts whose testimony may reinforce your case for compensation
- Interviewing witnesses to your accident, or collecting existing testimony
- Managing communications with all the involved parties on your behalf
- Negotiating a potential settlement with the involved party and their insurer
- Estimating the cost of your collision-related expenses
- Addressing your questions and concerns as your case develops
- Filing your lawsuit within the state’s statute of limitations, if time permits
You may have suffered numerous losses because of your accident and could suffer more in the near and long-term future. A lawyer can help you seek compensation that could help you mitigate your losses.
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Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins Today
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we fight for the rights of claimants who have been injured in car accidents. When you call our team today, we can listen to the details of your situation and explain how we can help. We also offer services on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not get paid our attorney’s fees unless your case is successfully resolved.
We encourage you to reach out to our team today. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get started building your case. A Fort Worth failure to yield accident lawyer may be an invaluable resource as you seek fair compensation for your accident-related losses. To learn more about your options for financial recovery, call in the strong arm at 877-239-4878.