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Failure to yield accidents can cause serious injuries. If you were hurt because another driver failed to yield the right of way, it's important to consult a lawyer about pursuing the compensation you deserve.

Ohio Failure to Yield Ohio Car Accident Lawyers

Failing to yield is one of the most common causes of Ohio car accidents. If you are injured in a car accident that was caused by a driver who failed to yield, you should know that you have the right to recover compensation for your damages in a personal injury claim.

Contact the experienced failure to yield accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick today if you’ve been hurt in a failure to yield accident. We can assist you in collecting the fair compensation you may deserve. Call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW.

What Does Failure to Yield Mean?

When a driver does not give up the right of way to other vehicles, pedestrians, or bicyclists, they have failed to yield. For example, if you are making a left turn in an intersection, you must yield to oncoming traffic. As a driver at an intersection, you have the legal duty to yield the right of way to pedestrians in crosswalks.

When Do Failed to Yield Accidents Occur?

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we represent clients who have been hurt in failing to yield accidents that occurred:

  • While making a turn
  • While merging
  • At traffic lights and stop signs
  • At crosswalks
  • When leaving a driveway or parking lot

Sadly, many drivers cruise through yield signs and ignore traffic laws. They drive recklessly, are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or simply do not have enough driving experience to know how to yield safely and hurt others as a result.

Where Do Failure to Yield Accidents Happen?

Failure to Yield accidents frequently happens when there is a flashing light, when a driver making a left turn fails to yield to oncoming traffic, when a car aggressively merges, when a driver recklessly enters the street from a private driveway, when a vehicle improperly enters or exits a roundabout, or when drivers fail to yield to pedestrians.

What to Do After a Failure to Yield Accident

In order to protect your health and rights, there are certain steps you should take following a failure to yield accident, including:

  • Call the police – As soon as the accident occurs, call 911. This will ensure a report which can support your case if you choose to pursue a claim is filed.
  • Seek medical attention – Even if you believe you are okay or your injury is minor, visit a doctor. Injuries aren’t always immediately apparent. If you wait to seek medical attention, the liable party’s insurer may claim you made up or exaggerated your injury.
  • Document the scene – Use your phone to take pictures of all the vehicles involved in the accident as well as any injuries you sustained.
  • Exchange information – Be sure to ask anyone else involved in the accident for their contact information and insurance details.
  • Contact our failure to yield accident lawyers – If you’d like to increase your chances of obtaining the fair compensation you may be entitled to, contact a lawyer who specializes in failure to yield accidents.

How to Prove Another Driver Failed To Yield

Proving fault in these accidents is often challenging, but understanding Ohio’s right of way laws can help:

  • You must yield in the presence of a “Yield” sign.
  • When entering or crossing a highway, you must yield to vehicles already in the highway.
  • At an unmarked intersection, you must yield to the vehicle that is first at the intersection and then to vehicles on the right.
  • You must yield to pedestrians in intersections, or in a crosswalk.
  • You must yield to oncoming traffic when turning left.
  • You must yield to oncoming traffic when turning right on a red light.

Determining fault in failure to yield accidents often comes down to the facts and evidence involved. An attorney will review the police report, witness statements, and accident reconstructionist reports to demonstrate the other driver neglected their duty to you by failing to yield and build the strongest possible claim for compensation.

Preventing Failure to Yield Accidents

Fortunately, failure to yield accidents are preventable. By driving defensively and following these tips, you can reduce your risk of causing a failure to yield accident and hurting yourself as well as an innocent person.

  • Do not assume another driver will come to a stop or conduct another maneuver.
  • Follow all right of way rules.
  • Attempt to make eye contact with other drivers who are sharing a stop or intersection.
  • Understand which intersections and roads are the most dangerous, and plan your routes accordingly.
  • Avoid forcing your way into traffic.
  • Refrain from speeding.

Compensation after a Failure to Yield Accidents

All too often, failure to yield accidents lead to serious injuries that can make life difficult and diminish your physical and mental health. If you are hurt in such an accident, you may experience a cut or laceration, broken bone, concussion, traumatic brain injury, or spine, neck or back injury.

By filling a personal injury claim, you can recover the compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitative expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

Why Consult a Failure to Yield Accident Lawyer?

In most car accidents, the victim is the one who was hit by the negligent driver. However, failure to yield accidents are different. When a driver fails to yield to someone who has the right of way, hitting the vehicle that failed to yield may be their only option. Since the victim must prove that even though they hit the other driver, they were not at fault, failure to yield accidents can be difficult to navigate.

Due to the complexity of determining liability in these types of accidents, you should seek legal representation from a skilled failure to yield accident lawyer. They will protect your rights and ensure you don’t accept an unfair offer from the liable party’s insurer.

Injured in a Failure to Yield Accident? Contact KNR

If you’ve been hurt in a failure to yield accident, call Kisling, Nestico & Redick to speak to our Ohio failure to yield accident lawyers. After investigating your case, we’ll inform you of your legal options and advise you on your next best steps.

Contact us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW.