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Failure to Yield Accidents

Chicago Failure to Yield Injury Attorney

A failure-to-yield accident is when a vehicle operator or driver fails to give or yield to the car or party that has the right of way. As Chicago personal injury lawyers we handle many types of failure to yield accidents. The majority of failure-to-yield accidents occur due to distracted drivers. In our technologically advanced world, many drivers are talking, texting or reading mobile devices while driving or operating an automobile. In fact, it is hard to drive on the road today and not see someone using their cell phone in some way while driving at the same time.

There are many different types of failure to yield. Some types of Illinois failure to yield accidents are:

  • Failure to yield to oncoming traffic when making a turn
  • Failure to yield the road to ambulance, fire engine or police vehicle
  • Failure to come to a complete stop at a stop sign
  • Failure to yield to a bicycle or pedestrian who has the right of way
  • Failure to yield to traffic at a flashing red or yellow lights
  • Entering into traffic from an alley, side street, private drive, or parking lot when the traffic traveling on the main road has the right of way
  • Failure to yield when merging onto a freeway or highway

The Chicago failure to yield accident attorneys at Nemeroff Law Offices understand that the key to successfully handling a failure to yield accident claim is to establish which party involved in the failure to yield accident had the right of way when the collision occurred. This often includes securing eyewitness testimony and obtaining intersection videos from the cameras that many municipalities have today. These red-light cameras can prove conclusively that the at-fault driver failed to yield the right of way at an intersection.

At Nemeroff Law Offices we handle many types of failure to yield automobile and motor vehicle accidents. These accidents can cause many types of injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, fractures and burns. Many of the motor vehicle accident cases we handle include:

Never accept an insurance settlement without talking to an experienced Chicago car accident lawyer first. In most cases, drivers of failure to yield case are without fault and entitled to recover. However, their can be circumstances where the insurance company claims you are contributorily negligent and bear a partial responsibility for causing the accident. If this is the case, the driver's insurance company may not act to offer you a settlement or try to reduce your recovery by what they perceive to be the percentage you were at fault. It is not unusual for failure to yield cases to end up in a lawsuit. If you accept the settlement a small settlement without filing a lawsuit, you will be forfeiting your right to seek future compensation. Many accidents victims don't do realize that their injuries can be more serious than they appear, requiring additional treatment or surgery. It is our experience that most serious injury cases end up having a lawsuit filed. That is typically the only way to force the insurance company to be fair and fully compensation the accident victim who is seriously injured or the family of someone who has died while a passenger in an accident.

Take the time to meet with an experienced Chicago car accident attorney for a free consultation. They can explain the insurance claims process in Illinois. They can also help you determine the value of the case. Passengers involved in collisions have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. A lawsuit can be filed even when the driver of their car is found at fault. In most accidents where the collision was caused by the driver of the vehicle they were a passenger in, the injured passengers know the driver personally. Therefore, there is often hesitation or reluctance to pursue a lawsuit against a friend or family member. Don't forget that most personal injury cases are cases where they driver had liability insurance. In fact, Illinois law requires drivers to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance. The driver had insurance, so there is no reason not to collect it if you are injured and the driver was at-fault.

At Nemeroff Law Offices we have had years of success achieving large settlements and verdicts in the area of personal injury and car accidents. Contact an experienced Chicago injury attorney at Nemeroff Law Offices for additional information about our car accident lawyers and personal injury attorneys. We offer a free consultation with a knowledgeable car accident lawyer from our firm. Weekend and evening appointments are available. If your injuries prevent you from traveling, we can come to your home or hospital.

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