Failure to Yield Accidents

Georgia Car Accident Center

Atlanta car accident attorney Stephen M. Ozcomert has over 20 years of experience representing personal injury victims. As a seasoned vehicle accident litigator, Mr. Ozcomert has helped countless injured parties hold at-fault parties responsible for their negligent conduct on the road. He has successfully recovered substantial verdicts and settlements for Georgia drivers injured due to others’ failure to yield, and many other kinds of accidents.

Failure to Yield Right-of-Way

Georgia motorists, like other drivers, often find themselves rushing to and from place to place. But their lives can be permanently altered in a collision caused by failure to yield. This particular traffic violation may be caused by intentional or negligent conduct, and often involves:

  • Speeding
  • Blind spots
  • Drunk driving
  • Rush-hour traffic
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Passing motorcycles
  • Pedestrian crosswalks
  • Bicyclists on roadways
  • Improper Left Hand Turns
  • Four-way stops, turnabouts
  • Merging, two-lane highways

Whether the result of an innocent mistake or intentionally reckless driving, failure to yield to others sharing the roadway can cause serious accidents. This type of negligence gives rise to personal injury liability for losses sustained in the collision.

Failure to Yield Injuries

Another driver’s failure to yield can cause surprise collisions, giving other motorists little time to react. The tendency to brake, overcorrect, or steer into another lane in response can affect various drivers. In addition to facing costly repairs, victims often sustain a variety of minor to very serious injuries, including:

  • Neck pain
  • Lacerations
  • Cranial injury
  • Sprain, fractures
  • Blood loss, sepsis
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Permanent disfigurement

Injuries can range from superficial cuts and soft tissue damage to death upon impact. The severity of harm depends upon the magnitude of the collision and the body part or internal organs affected by the trauma. Victims injured in failure to yield accidents are entitled to compensation and Atlanta car accident attorney Stephen M. Ozcomert can help in recovering your full compensation.

Personal Injury Liability

Georgia law holds negligent drivers liable for the injuries they cause. Failure to yield the right-of-way constitutes negligence because it demonstrates a failure to exercise due care. It is also likely “negligence per se,” or negligence as a matter of law, because it almost always involves violation of one of the statutory rules of the road. This breach of duty results in the at-fault driver’s financial liability for the resulting damages, such as costs for:

  • Vehicle repairs
  • Property damage
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost work, income
  • Funeral, burial costs
  • Occupational therapy
  • Follow-up medical care
  • Wrongful death damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Surgery, outpatient procedures

Fault does not require the intent to cause an accident. Instead, civil liability depends on mistakes that violate a legal duty to others. By failing to yield, negligent drivers can endanger or injure others in a moment of carelessness. This conduct is sufficient to hold them liable for damages.

Recovering Compensation

When dealing with other drivers and their insurance companies, consult an attorney first. Many drivers believe insurers are their advocates when the opposite is often true. Insurers seek to minimize liability for your harm, even if they “represent” you. Never sign a release, accept an offer, or speak to another driver’s insurance agent without seeking legal counsel first. An experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you avoid costly mistakes in making a claim.

Consult Legal Counsel Today

If you were involved in a failure to yield accident, contact Atlanta personal injury attorney Stephen M. Ozcomert today. He has successfully recovered compensation for all types of car accident victims harmed by negligence. Mr. Ozcomert brings over 20 years of experience to each case, fighting to help you obtain the best outcome possible after an accident. For a free consultation, call (404) 370-1000 or contact us online.

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