Failure to Yield Accidents in Orange County, CA

Injured by a negligent driver? You have rights!

Drivers and their passengers are at extreme risk when negligent drivers are sharing the road. Unfortunately, many drivers don't understand the basics of safe driving and the legal requirement to yield to other drivers – which, in turn, leads to a number of serious auto accidents throughout Orange County each year. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a negligent driver, it is your right to seek damages for the financial and emotional losses that you have experienced as a result. This could include compensation for your medical treatment, lost income and physical pain and suffering.

The Orange County car accident lawyers at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. have a truly impressive track record of recovering damages in car accident cases, and we are ready to put this experience to work for you. Failure to yield accidents can take place on streets, roads or freeways – including freeway ramps – and cause significant damage to any motorists involved. When you come to our firm for help with your personal injury claim, you can trust that we will work diligently to secure the maximum amount of compensation available. Call 24/7 to set up a free consultation with our award-winning team!

Common Examples of Failure to Yield Accidents

One of the more common types of accidents is when a driver fails to yield when turning left at an intersection in which there is oncoming traffic. This negligent behavior could be attributed to driver distraction, aggressive driving, or a failure to judge the speed and distance in which to make a safe left turn. Any driver making such a turn is legally required to ensure that other drivers are not endangered when making the turn. A negligent driver who has either misjudged the distance or speed of oncoming traffic can be held accountable in a lawsuit or claim when an accident has occurred.

Other examples of failure to yield collisions include:

  • Failing to yield to oncoming traffic when making a left-hand turn
  • Failing to yield to emergency vehicles when their sirens are engaged
  • Failing to yield to drivers who have the right of way at a stop sign
  • Failing to yield to bicyclists or pedestrians who have the right of way
  • Failing to yield to other drivers when merging onto the freeway
  • Failing to yield when pulling out from a side street or parking lot

Why These Car Accident Cases Can Be Complicated

Unlike most car accidents – where the accident victim is the one who was hit by the other, negligent driver – failure to yield collisions are usually the other way around. When one driver fails to yield to someone who has the right of way, that driver may have no choice but to hit the vehicle that failed to yield. This can complicate a car accident claim, since the victim will need to prove to the insurance company that, although they were the one who hit the other driver, they were not at fault.

For this reason, it is highly recommended that you seek help from a car accident attorney in Orange County if you were recently involved in a failure to yield collision. The other party's insurance company may try to intimidate or confuse you into accepting an unfair settlement offer since you were the one who hit their client, but an experienced lawyer can ensure that your rights are protected. Contact Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. before speaking with an insurance adjuster about your car accident.

Call Our AV®-Rated Legal Team Immediately

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an accident related to an unsafe or illegal left-hand turn, our professional legal team is prepared to move into action for you. We will pursue the maximum amount available in compensatory damages. We are ready to help you pursue justice and fair compensation, based upon the degree of the injuries sustained, the need for long-term treatment and care, or the losses to a family when a loved one has suffered fatal injuries. Our firm has already recovered $50 million in damages for past clients; find out what we can do for you!

Having secured membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and inclusion on the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Super Lawyers® list, the injury attorneys at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. are well-equipped to bring your case to a favorable resolution. We can put more than three decades of combined experience to work for you as soon as you give us call, so do not delay in taking the first step. Furthermore, you won't be expected to pay us a cent in legal fees unless we win your case! Since we operate on a contingency fee basis, you only pay if we make a recovery.

Apart from normal office hours, our firm is also available to clients in the evenings and on the weekends – contact our office 24/7 to schedule your free case evaluation!

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