Rules about who has the right-of-way are intended to prevent accidents. Drivers should understand when they have the right to make a turn or merge onto a roadway and when they should yield the right-of-way and wait for another motorist to pass.
Unfortunately, some drivers do not understand those rules or ignore them because they are in a hurry. This type of driving behavior can lead to an accident that causes serious injuries.
If you or a loved one were hit by a driver who failed to yield the right-of-way, you may have suffered head trauma, neck or back injuries, broken bones, lost limbs, or paralysis. You may have received treatment in a hospital, and you may continue to need care for months or even years into the future. You may have to go through physical therapy, chiropractic treatments, or surgery. You may need assistance from an in-home aide or require round-the-clock care in a nursing home.
The injuries you suffered in the crash may have left you unable to work. You may eventually recover enough to go back to your old job, but you may not be able to work as many hours or handle all the responsibilities you did before. Your employer may offer you a less demanding position, but the salary may be much lower than the amount you used to earn. You may be unable to work at the same company at all because of your injuries. You may have to seek out a new position with a different company, or you may have to find a job in an unrelated field in which you have little or no experience.
The medical bills plus your regular expenses, such as food and housing, may be piling up quickly. You may be struggling to get by and wonder what you will do when the money in your emergency fund runs out. The pain and stress may be causing you to feel anxious and depressed, which can take a toll on your relationships with your loved ones.
An Aurora failure to yield accident lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you seek compensation to cover your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Contact us today at (800) 223-5115 for a free consultation with a member of our team.
How Failure to Yield Can Lead to a Crash
Failure to yield accidents are often caused by a driver’s impatience. A person who wants to make a left turn and sees several cars approaching from the opposite direction may try to turn quickly to avoid waiting. A driver who wants to pull in or out of a parking lot or driveway may try to do so quickly to avoid waiting for other cars to pass on a busy street. A driver may try to race through an intersection before the light turns red but make an error in timing and collide with another vehicle.
Distracted driving is another frequent cause of failure to yield accidents. A driver who is talking or texting with a cellphone, changing the radio station, conversing with a passenger, or reaching for something on the floor may not be paying attention to other vehicles, signs, or traffic lights. A person who is distracted may unintentionally fail to yield the right-of-way and cause a crash.
How an Aurora Failure to Yield Accident Lawyer Can Help
An Aurora failure to yield accident lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can review the police report and interview you, any passengers who were in your vehicle at the time of the crash, and any witnesses who saw what happened. A lawyer can also find out if a camera at an intersection, home, or business recorded the collision or if anyone happened to capture the accident on a cellphone video. If so, this video footage can help us understand exactly what happened.
If we determine that the other driver was liable for the collision, we can file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for your current and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Our team can often reach a settlement by negotiating with the other party, which allows both sides to avoid the time and expense of going to trial. However, sometimes that is not possible, and we must take a case to trial to pursue the compensation you deserve. To get started, contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today for a free case evaluation.
For a free legal consultation with a Failure to Yield Accidents Lawyer serving Aurora, call (800) 794-0444
Liability in Failure to Yield Accidents
In many cases, two parties share liability for a car accident. If the other driver argues that you were partly responsible for the crash and there is evidence to support their claim, you may still be entitled to a financial award. Illinois has a modified comparative negligence law—735 ILCS 5/2-1107.1—that can allow you to seek compensation if you share liability for the accident, as long as you were not more than 50% at fault. In that event, your financial award would be reduced to account for your liability. For example, if you are 20% liable, you would receive 80% of your award.
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Contact an Aurora Failure to Yield Accident Lawyer
The team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has helped clients all over the United States seek justice, and we may be able to do the same for you. We work on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay any upfront fees or out-of-pocket costs. We will only collect a fee if we obtain a financial award for you, either by negotiating a settlement or winning at trial.
In the state of Illinois, 735 ILCS 5/13-202 sets the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit at two years. If you fail to meet this deadline, you may be unable to pursue a financial award. Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 223-5115, so we can begin working on your case as soon as possible.