Auto Accidents Caused By Failure To Yield Right Of Way

Failure To Yield Right of Way Accident

failure to yield the right of wayAnyone who has been driving for any length of time has experienced a driver who just pulls out into the intersection or speeds up when entering the highway, causing other cars to slam on their brakes to avoid a crash. Yielding the right of way is one of those principles which, if followed, can help prevent many of the crashes that occur on local roads. It can also save lives because pedestrians are often struck and killed by drivers who failed to yield the right of way and allow them to safely cross the street.

Right Of Way Violation

See also…Failure To Yield Right of Way Ticket

As a driver, you must yield the right of way in the following circumstances:

  • To pedestrians in a crosswalk
  • At a yield sign
  • To vision-impaired pedestrians using a white cane or a guard dog
  • In an uncontrolled intersection
  • When returning to the roadway after pulling out of a driveway or parking space
  • When turning left (yield to oncoming cars and pedestrians)

Our Tampa Auto Accident Lawyers know that one of the easiest ways to get into an accident with another vehicle is to insist that you have the right of way and proceed through the intersection. Drivers who fail to yield to other drivers with whom they share the road cause accidents. One of the obligations that comes with the privilege of driving is the duty of care that each driver owes to the other drivers on the road. When someone is injured in a car accident that was caused by a negligent driver, they may be able to take legal action against that driver and receive damages for their injuries and property damage from the accident.

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