Failure to Yield Accidents

Yielding. It is required by law in many circumstances; and, generally speaking, it is just good common sense. Driving defensively is the best way to avoid unnecessary collisions, and drivers who yield the right of way are far less likely to be at fault in the unfortunate event of an accident.

Yet, failing to yield is still among the leading causes of auto accidents in Texas and nationwide. According to the Insurance Information Institute, failure to yield is the third most-common cause of fatal car and motorcycle collisions. In a typical year, failing to yield the right of way causes more unnecessary deaths than fatigued driving, driving on the wrong side of the road, driving the wrong way in one-way traffic, and improper turns combined.

Experienced Representation for Victims of Serious San Antonio Collisions

If you were seriously injured or a loved one was killed as a result of another driver’s failure to yield, there is a good chance that you are entitled to a financial compensation. Failure to yield is a form of negligence, and Texas law holds negligent drivers accountable for the consequences of their mistakes. At the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, we have over 30 years’ experience representing victims of a wide range of accidents; and, if you are entitled to compensation, we can help maximize your recovery through insurance negotiations and, if necessary, at trial.

Accidents Resulting from Failure to Yield

Whether due to distracted, impaired, inattentive, or fatigued driving, failing to yield is a simple mistake that can have devastating consequences. In an instant, one driver’s carelessness can cause another a lifetime of pain and suffering. Failure to yield can cause all types of vehicle collisions, and at Ronald A. Ramos Law Office, we help victims and their families recover compensation for:

  • Head-On Collisions – These dangerous collisions frequently occur when a driver fails to yield to oncoming traffic at a red light or stop sign.

  • Merging and Sideswipe Accidents – Drivers who merge without yielding the right of way can leave other motorists with inadequate room to avoid a dangerous or deadly accident.

  • Side-Impact Collisions – Side-impact collisions resulting from failure to yield can cause bone fractures, head trauma, and other severe traumatic injuries.

  • T-Bone Accidents – T-bone accidents typically occur at intersections, and drivers who have failed to yield the right of way are typically to blame.

  • Other Failure-to-Yield Accidents – Regardless of the nature of your accident, if a negligent driver is to blame, we can help you win just compensation.

As with all types of collisions, even if the police responded to your accident and issued a ticket to the other driver, it is still critical that you have an attorney conduct an independent investigation. While the police report may be helpful in your case, you will need as much evidence as possible to convince the other driver’s insurance company that you deserve maximum compensation.

Speak with San Antonio Auto Accident Attorney Lawyer Ronald A. Ramos

For more information about seeking compensation after an accident resulting from another driver’s failure to yield, please contact us to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. To speak with attorney Ronald A. Ramos in confidence, call (210) 308-8811 or tell us about the accident online now.