Motorists may fail to yield to the right-of-way traffic when they are trying to hurry to their destinations, drive aggressively, or drive distracted. Unfortunately, serious collisions can result from this negligent behavior. If you have been injured as a result of these circumstances, a professional Delray Beach failure to yield lawyer from Kogan & DiSalvo may be able to help you. We will assess the facts of the accident to determine your lawsuit’s validity and will answer any questions you may have involving your legal rights. Read on to learn more about how a dedicated car accident attorney could offer you their assistance today.
Florida’s Yielding Laws
The Florida Drivers Handbook states that a driver must give up the right-of-way to other drivers, pedestrians, and the riders of motorcycles, bicycles, and mopeds under certain circumstances that require yielding. Each individual using Florida’s roads must do anything possible to avoid a collision. When coming to a stop sign, drivers must yield to traffic and pedestrians. If two vehicles arrive at four-way stop signs at the same time, the driver on the left must yield to the individual on the right.
Open Intersections & Roundabouts
When no stop signs are posted at open intersections, drivers must yield when another vehicle is at the intersection. Drivers must yield when crossing a state highway from a side road, getting onto a paved road from one that is not paved, and when preparing to turn left when approaching traffic is near. Single- and double-lane roundabouts may allow drivers to enter without yielding when no traffic is present and to yield to traffic when it is. Drivers must use only the lane needed to reach their exit. Changing lanes in a roundabout is illegal. To drive around half of the roundabout and continue in the same direction or when turning right, the right lane must be used. Individuals who have been involved in accidents due to another’s failure to comply with these laws may be able to obtain injury compensation with the help of a qualified injury attorney on their side.
Yielding to Special Vehicles
Drivers must yield to all emergency vehicles as well as school buses when they are loading and unloading passengers, as well as to transit buses that are returning to traffic lanes after taking on or letting off passengers. In addition, drivers must yield when road crews are working and using flaggers to direct traffic. Injuring a road crew member may result in hefty fines on top of any additional damages they may be owed. Reach out to an experienced attorney from Kogan & DiSalvo to learn more.
Negligence Laws in Florida
People who are seriously injured in yielding crashes may sue using the state’s negligence standard. Negligence includes performing an action that a prudent individual would refrain from doing in the same situation. A plaintiff must prove the four elements that make up this law by a preponderance of the evidence to win a case. First, Floridians have a duty of care, which is a binding legal obligation not to cause harm to another individual. Yield violations happen on roads that drivers share, which places motorists under this duty. An act or failure to act that infringes on this necessary duty is considered a breach, and the breach must be the reason that the crash occurred. If a lawyer can prove these instances as well as the fact that the crash is what caused the harm and resulting financial losses to the injured plaintiff, they can then pursue compensation for their damages.
Speak with a Delray Beach Failure to Yield Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one were injured in any type of accident resulting from someone else’s failure to yield properly, then do not hesitate to contact a skilled Delray Beach failure to yield lawyer. A determined Delray Beach accident lawyer will fight for your deserved compensation by gathering evidence, interviewing key witnesses, and helping to guide you through the process so you can be prepared for all possible outcomes. Reach out to Kogan & DiSalvo today to schedule your initial consultation.