Failure to Yield the Right of Way

fail-to-yieldThe North Carolina Department of Transportation recorded a total of 33,240 accidents and 130 fatalities caused by drivers failing to yield the right of way throughout 2009.

These types of accidents occur when a driver fails to allow the motorist driving in a specific path to have proceeded without being interrupted. An automobile must yield to another driver in many different circumstances, while many drivers fail to do so, thus resulting in an enormous amount of accidents as demonstrated above.

At Mike Lewis Attorneys, our auto accident lawyers have a great amount of sympathy for those injured in auto accidents, along with their families, as everyone close to that individual may suffer financially and emotionally following an accident. We also believe that it is the duty of the negligent and injury causing individual to pay for the damages they have inflicted onto the victim and family of the injured individual.

To learn more about how you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and damages, call us at 866-299-1769 or complete the “Free Case Evaluation” form on this page today.

Common Locations Drivers Fail To Yield

Across the state of North Carolina, there are dozens of drivers that fail to yield to oncoming drivers each and every day. Whether or not these drivers cause an accident is not always the case; however there are some areas where these sorts of actions do take place.

Some common locations where drivers fail to yield include:

  • Crosswalks
  • Emergency vehicles
  • For bicyclists
  • For pedestrians
  • Intersections
  • Merging
  • Parking lots
  • School busses
  • Traffic control devices
  • Turning

While these locations are often associated with drivers failing to yield, there are additional factors included in that drivers reason for failing to yield.

Reasons Drivers Fail To Yield

In most cases, accidents caused by drivers failing to yield are preventable; unfortunately they amount in around 33,000 accidents each year in the state of North Carolina. These accidents are caused by a variety of different reasons, some of which include:

  • Adverse road conditions
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Aggressive driving
  • Driver distractions
  • Fatigued driving
  • Ignorant driving
  • Inexperienced driving
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Negligent driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Road rage
  • Speeding
  • Texting while driving

If you have been injured by a negligent driver failing to yield, it is imperative to seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. This medical attention will provide you with the documents needed to recover compensation for your injuries and damages.

Contact Our Winston-Salem Auto Accident Attorneys Today

Auto accidents are extremely frustrating and hectic; however they are increasingly confusing if injuries or deaths were sustained. At Mike Lewis Attorneys we are here to assist you during this difficult time in your life and help you achieve the compensation benefits you deserve for your losses and damages. Our team has obtained millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients and is prepared to assist you with your specific case.

Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, we are able to serve injured victims within the state. Some of the areas we serve include, but are not limited to:

  • Durham
  • Hickory
  • Yadkinville
  • Lowgap
  • North Wilkesboro
  • Pinnacle
  • Raleigh
  • Reidsville
  • Siler City

If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another individual and are not sure what to do next, our attorneys welcome you to contact us at 866-299-1769 or by completing the Free Case Evaluation form at the top of this page.