FAILURE TO YIELD – RECOVERING FOR YOUR INJURIES WHEN ANOTHER DRIVER FAILED TO YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY
FAILURE TO YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY CAUSES AUTO ACCIDENTS, INJURIES AND DAMAGES
If a driver fails to yield the right of way, and pulls straight out into the oncoming traffic, the consequences can be serious, or even deadly. For that reason, under Georgia law, every driver has a duty to yield the right of way when they are pulling into a major roadway. If you have been injured in an accident caused when a driver failed to yield the right of way to the car you were driving or in which you were riding, contact us today to speak to a failure to yield accident attorney today to find out what your legal rights are.
FAILURE TO YIELD LAW IN GEORGIA
The driver of a vehicle about to enter or cross a roadway from any place other than another roadway shall yield the right of way to all vehicles approaching on the roadway to be entered or crossed.
TYPES OF FAILURE TO YIELD ACCIDENTS IN GEORGIA AS WELL AS IN ATLANTA
The Georgia law covers several different types of failure to yield accidents. For example:
- Four-way stops: Failure to yield to the person who had the right of way at a four-way stop intersection.
- Stop signs: Failure to yield the right of way at an intersection with a stop sign
- Highways: Failure to yield to the oncoming traffic on a highway when entering the highway from an on ramp
- Pulling out onto a road from driveways or parking lots: Failure to yield the right of way when pulling or backing out of a driveway or parking lot onto a street or highway
- Emergency vehicles such as police cars, fire engines, ambulances, etc.: Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle which has its lights and siren on
- Left-hand turns: Failure to yield to the oncoming traffic when turning left
BICYCLES AND MOTORCYCLES
If bicycles or motorcycles have the right of way, they have the same rights as cars and trucks.
- Bicycles: Failure to yield to a bicycle that has the right of way.
- Motorcycles: Failure to yield to a motorcycle that has a right of way.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU WERE INJURED BECAUSE SOMEONE FAILED TO YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY IN GEORGIA, INCLUDING IN THE ATLANTA METRO AREA
If you or someone you love have been injured anywhere in Georgia – not because another driver failed to yield the right of way, The Wallace Law Firm, L.L.C. may be able to help you recover for what you have lost. Under Georgia law, you may be entitled to recover your medical bills, your lost wages, your pain and suffering, the cost for hiring someone to help you, etc. To find out what your legal rights are, call a failure to yield attorney to speak to an experienced attorney at The Wallace Law Firm, L.L.C.
The Wallace Law Firm, L.L.C., handles cases throughout Georgia, in Atlanta and throughout the Atlanta Metro Area, and also in smaller cities and rural areas throughout the state.