As you drive toward a busy intersection in downtown Phoenix, a car approaches from the opposite intersection. The driver has his left turn blinker on. You know your Arizona law, which gives you the right of way in this situation, so you stay your course. But the other driver either knows about this law or does not care.
As you enter the intersection, the other car decides he can beat you. He turns at the last millisecond, and your two cars collide.
The law in this matter is clearly on your side, and you should be compensated for your damages. You need a failure to yield accident lawyer in Phoenix who can present this argument through the proper channels to make that happen. Call Zanes Law today at 602-999-9999 for a free consultation.
There are Many Types of Failure to Yield
All drivers are required to take and pass a written test to ensure they know the rules of the roads they will be driving to get an Arizona state driver’s license.
The test covers the topic of when to yield, but it seems that many drivers toss that information out, along with their Arizona Driver License Manual, the moment they get their licenses.
When drivers fail to yield, they disrupt the understood “rules of the game” by which all the other drivers on the road are playing. The confusion often ends in an accident.
Examples of Arizona’s Rules for Yielding
- When an intersection has a non-functioning traffic light, treat it like a four-way stop. If two vehicles arrive at the same time, the drive on the left yields to the driver on the right.
- When you make a left turn, yield right-of-way to oncoming traffic, including motor vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians.
- When you are exiting an alley or driveway, stop and yield the right-of-way to vehicles and pedestrians on the road.
- When you make a U-turn yield to approaching traffic.
- Always yield the right-of-way to any emergency vehicle
- Yield the right-of-way to any vehicle participating in a funeral procession.
- In a “right on red” situation yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, bicyclists, and oncoming traffic.
If your car accident was caused by another driver who failed to yield in any of the above situations—or another situation in which you think the driver should have yielded—call Zanes Law. We can establish the driver’s liability and pursue recovery of your damages.
Why Failure to Yield Accidents Happen
We have established that a failure to yield is a common cause for many accidents. Besides simple ignorance of Arizona’s laws, there are many reasons why a driver might fail to yield. For example, the driver could be:
- Driving with faulty brakes
In each of the above situations, the driver who failed to yield is at fault for the accident and liable for resulting damages. Our team of failure to yield accident lawyers in Phoenix will gather the evidence that proves this liability.
Injuries Resulting from a Failure to Yield Accident
Failure to yield accidents can be particularly devastating as the at-fault driver usually impacts the oncoming car and driver head-on. With a multiplied force of impact and the sudden stop, head and neck injuries prevail as the result of passengers’ being thrust forward. In especially high-impact accidents, passengers can be thrown through the windshield.
Whatever your injuries, Zanes Law knows that your pain is undeserved—something for which you should be compensated. We will do everything from A to Z to make this happen.
What a Failure to Yield Accident Lawyer in Phoenix Will Do for You
Our personal injury team at Zanes Law will work tirelessly to obtain, review, and organize the evidence of your case, then present it to the people who can see that your damages are recovered.
We will determine the at-fault party.
Zanes Law attorneys will use the tenets of duty of care to identify the at-fault and liable party in your accident. We will make it clear that the other driver had an obligation to obey the rules of the road, that he or she breached that duty, that his or her breach caused the accident, and that you suffered injuries as the result of that accident.
We will visit the scene of the accident.
By going to the scene and viewing the landscape in person, we will fully grasp the scenario that unfolded and resulted in your injuries.
We will collect evidence.
While at the scene of the accident, we will take photos and gather any evidence we can, documenting all the while, and leaving no stone unturned. Our quest for evidence will continue with the gathering of police reports and medical records; the interviewing of witnesses; and collaboration with accident reconstruction experts and medical experts. The volumes of evidence we gather will make your case.
We will contact the insurance company and negotiate on your behalf.
We will send a demand letter to the at-fault party’s insurer, complete with all the details surrounding the recovery you are seeking. We will represent your needs and fight for a fair settlement.
We will file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court.
If the insurer does not agree to a fair settlement, we will take your case to court, filing a lawsuit against the negligent driver, and representing you in a civil court.
Damages You Can Seek to Recover in a Dangerous Road Condition Accident
Most of your recoverable damages will center on medical expenses and lost wages, but the list of potential categories for compensation is long.
You can seek compensation for:
- Ambulance transportation
- Medical treatment
- Ongoing medical care required by your injuries
- Medicine, including pain management
- Damage to your car
- Damage to any personal belongings
- Damage to clothes you were wearing
- Lost wages
- Diminished future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of life’s enjoyment
If you lose a family member in an accident caused by a driver’s failure to yield, you may also pursue a wrongful death claim.
The legal team at Zanes Law will do everything from A to Z to work toward the compensation you deserve for your losses, damages, and pain.
Your Time is Limited, So You Should Start Your Damage Recovery Effort Now
Arizona’s statute of limitations limits the time you have to pursue compensation after the date of the accident.
Your lawyer and your case will benefit from getting an early start on building your case: access to evidence and witnesses while the details of the accident are still fresh and top of mind.
Zanes Law Dangerous Road Condition Accident Lawyer in Phoenix
Call Zanes Law to speak to a failure to yield accident lawyer in Phoenix. You can reach us at 602-999-9999. Make no mistake; we do everything for your case, everything from A to Z.