Protecting the Rights of Victims Hurt in Failing to Yield Collisions
Florida has enacted laws dictating who has the right-of-way on Florida roads. If those laws are not obeyed or if drivers carelessly make mistakes, accidents can happen. Motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists could all be hurt by a failure-to-yield. Randall L. Spivey provides legal representation to those who deserve compensation when a driver does not respect the right-of-way rules and causes harm.
Florida's Right-of-Way Laws and Victims' Rights
Florida laws dictate how drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists must share the roadways. Florida Statute 316.123 explains the right-of-way rules when a vehicle enters a stop or a yield intersection. Drivers must halt completely at stop signs, obey traffic signals, yield to pedestrians and traffic where appropriate, and wait until other motorists have fully cleared an intersection before passing through.
If a driver moves forward out of turn, he or she can cause serious harm. A driver who fails to follow right-of-way rules could cause a serious or fatal crash, regardless of whether the driver breaks the law on purpose or simply acts negligently. A victim can make a claim against a driver who did not follow the rules of the road and recover compensation for all damages for serious injuries or a wrongful death.
Randall L. Spivey has extensive experience representing clients injured in collisions caused by a driver’s failure to yield. As the founder of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., Mr. Spivey will personally handle your claim for personal injury damages or for wrongful death damages after a fatal crash.
Holding Drivers Accountable for Failure to Yield Accidents
A victim of a collision may be entitled to monetary damages if he can prove the other driver caused the accident by violating the rules of the road, such as Florida's laws on right-of-way at intersections and stops. A victim may also be compensated if he can prove the crash was caused by an unreasonably careless driver, such as a motorist who does not stop to check if another car is traveling through an intersection before entering.
Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. can assist you in making a claim and gathering the necessary evidence to prove your case. For example, if the driver who did not yield received a ticket from a law enforcement officer, we can present evidence of the ticket and testimony from the officer. Randall l. Spivey has an extensive network of accident reconstruction specialists and other experts who can help establish that the accident happened due to a failure to yield or other negligence on the part of the opposing party.
Obtain Legal Guidance From Our Fort Myers Law Firm
Drivers who fail to respect the rights of other motorists should be held accountable for their actions. If a driver entered the roadway when he was supposed to yield, causing damage or injuries, you deserve to be made whole and paid for your economic and non-financial losses. Contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. for a free consultation today.
More Helpful Information
Driving is a privilege, not a right. An obligation that comes with the privilege of driving is the duty of care that each driver owes to the other drivers on the road. One of the easiest ways to get into a collision with another vehicle is a failure to yield the right of way.