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Failure To Yield Accident

Raleigh Failure to Yield Accident

If another driver’s failure to yield resulted in you or a loved one being injured in a car accident, you may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim.

Failure to yield can happen for many reasons. Often a driver is simply not paying attention to the road or traffic signals. They may not see a yield sign because they are texting while driving or multitasking. Drunk driving, driving under the influence of drugs, and aggressive driving may also cause accidents due to a failure to yield.

A Raleigh failure to yield accident lawyer from Tien Law Firm can help you file a claim for damages after a failure to yield accident. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, property damage, lost income from missed work, and more.

Call our office today at (888) 920-8180 to schedule your free case assessment. We may be able to take your case on a contingency-fee-basis. This means you only pay an attorneys fee if we are able to obtain compensation for you.

Drivers Must Yield to Other Vehicles and Pedestrians

Yield signs are not optional. If a driver disobeys a yield sign, they may be issued a ticket for a moving violation. North Carolina General Statutes §20-160.1 states that “a person who commits the offense of failure to yield while approaching or entering an intersection, turning at a stop or yield sign, entering a roadway, upon the approach of an emergency vehicle, or at highway construction or maintenance shall be punished under this
section.” Additionally, North Carolina General Statutes §20-158(b)(2)(c) makes it a violation to fail to yield to a pedestrian. Failure to yield can lead to serious injuries or even cost someone their life.

For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving Raleigh, call (888) 920-8180.

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Bringing a Claim Against Another Motorist for Failure to Yield

If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident because another driver failed to yield, you may be exploring your legal options, but may be unsure of your rights in this situation.

Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to bring a civil action against the other driver. To win a personal injury claim for failure to yield, you and your attorney will need to show that:

  • The other driver had a legal duty to follow North Carolina traffic laws and drive safely
  • The other driver breached this duty by violating North Carolina law or driving with disregard for others’ safety
  • You were injured because of the driver’s negligent actions
  • You sustained damages because of your injuries

If you cannot prove that the other driver broke the law by failing to yield, you may still have a valid personal injury claim. You will need to show evidence of the driver’s breach of duty as well as evidence of the damages you experienced because of the accident. A Raleigh failure to yield accident lawyer from Tien Law Firm can help you obtain evidence and use it to support your case.

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    Evidence We May Use in a Failure to Yield Accident Claim

    There are many different types of evidence that personal injury lawyer may use to demonstrate the legal elements required to win a car accident injury claim. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may use:

    • Photographs of the accident scene
    • Skid marks and vehicle debris
    • Data from vehicle event data recorders
    • Red-light footage
    • Surveillance footage from nearby businesses
    • Satellite maps
    • Dash camera footage
    • Police reports
    • Eyewitness testimony
    • Testimony from expert witnesses such as engineers or medical professionals
    • Accident reconstruction

    To learn more about how our team can help you, call Tien Law Firm at (888) 920-8180 to schedule your free consultation.

    Compensation for Failure to Yield Car Accident Claim in Raleigh, NC

    Your accident may have left you injured, in pain, and unable to work, and your car damaged or even totaled. If you were walking or riding a bicycle when you were struck by a vehicle that failed to yield, you may have severe injuries that impact your daily life. The costs you sustained because of the accident could have placed a financial burden on you and your family. A lawyer can review your case and help you to recover compensation for the damages to which you may be entitled.

    Medical Expenses Caused by Your Injuries

    Medical treatment costs can be substantial—especially if a person requires hospitalization. You may be compensated for medical expenses related to:

    • Prescription medication
    • Hospital treatment
    • X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and other diagnostic tests
    • Surgery
    • EMS or ambulance transportation
    • Mental health treatment
    • Ongoing medical treatment, such as chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pain management treatment, and other follow-up appointments with your doctor

    Lost Wages from Missed Work

    Car accident injuries often leave victims unable to work. Even if you were able to take sick days or use vacation time, you may still have lost wages. Lost wages can put you and your family in a hard position. Speak with our Raleigh failure to yield lawyer about how to seek lost wages.

    Reduced Future Earning Capacity

    If your injuries have negatively impacted your ability to work long-term, you may also be entitled to compensation for your lost earning capacity.

    Property Damage

    Damages in an injury claim may also include compensation for your property damage. You may be reimbursed for the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle and the cost of replacing ruined property inside the vehicle. If you were hit by a vehicle while on your bicycle, the cost of repairing or replacing your bike may also be included in your settlement or award. If your vehicle was totaled, you may be entitled to the fair market value of your vehicle at the time of loss.

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