Motorists have an obligation to follow the posted rules and road signs that safely direct traffic. When a driver fails to do this, either intentionally or through negligence, injuries can happen.
In the case of a failure to yield auto accident, most accidents happen when a driver attempts to make an unprotected turn, often entering an intersection and failing to yield to pedestrians or other motor vehicles that have the right-of-way.
There are a number of scenarios that can lead to a failure to yield accident, including a failure to yield to:
- Emergency vehicles, including police
- Pedestrians entering or in a crosswalk
- Oncoming traffic when making a left turn
- Other vehicles that have the right-of-way on a road you are merging onto
- Bicycles in the bike lane
There are a number of traffic laws that govern the right-of-way in Chicago, and in some cases a failure to yield can be a criminal offense if a victim suffers a personal injury. However, these types of accidents are complex when it comes to determining who was at-fault and who had the right-of-way in the situation.
The experienced team of legal professionals at GWC Injury Lawyers have been representing Chicagos injured for more than three decades. We have the resources to investigate your auto accident claim to determine who should be held liable in a court of law. We take personal pride in making sure that our clients get the justice they deserve.
If negligence was found to be the cause of the accident you were injured in, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our offices today for a free consultation. We will evaluate your claim and determine if legal action is right for you.