Most people know someone who is always in a hurry. They often leave late with the intention of arriving early and attribute their lack of time management to there not being enough time in the day. In fact, the majority of Americans are in a hurry at least once each and every day. Trying to factor in work responsibilities, appointments, children’s extracurricular activities, and more can be challenging. However, the need to rush is a cause of many accidents. Although many motorists feel that it is always their right to go first, the failure to yield is one of many examples of driver negligence that can lead to serious accidents. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident caused by negligence, contact an attorney at The Persons Firm today.Failure to Yield: Car Accidents
Car accidents are one common result when drivers fail to follow the rules of the roadway. Devastating accidents have been known to occur because of one’s failure to yield in the following situations:
- Failing to yield when making a left turn;
- Failing to yield when merging onto a highway;
- Failing to yield when exiting a driveway to enter the roadway;
- Failing to yield at railroad crossing;
- Failing to yield to other cars at stop lights;
In Georgia, pedestrians have the right of way in any location that contains a crosswalk. Pedestrians also have the right of way in any other part of the roadway they have already entered in under conditions that allowed them to safely cross at the time. In these circumstances, motorists are required to yield to pedestrians. The failure to do so may not only result in criminal liability but a civil right to relief for your damages.
Failure to yield accidents involving motor vehicles and pedestrians can, and often do, result in serious injuries. Common injuries include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, back injuries, cuts and abrasions, internal bleeding, and more. Fatalities can also occur as a result of significant injury or trauma. In many cases of collisions with pedestrians, the resulting injuries are fatal. If you are injured in this type of accident, you deserve compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at The Persons Firm want to help you obtain the maximum amount of relief available.About The Persons Firm
At The Persons Firm, you can rest assured that you and your loved ones will get the quality representation that is deserved. Our attorneys are experienced personal injury litigators who have represented hundreds of families across the state of Georgia and helped them recover the compensation they deserve. Clients recommend the attorneys at The Persons Firm because they enjoy being informed at every step of the way. We do this so you can not only be in the best position to make a decision that meets your needs, but so you can rebuild your life and begin to feel in control once again. To meet with a highly qualified attorney, contact us today for a risk free initial consultation.