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Who Is Liable for a Failure to Yield Accident?

Contact Our Delaware Car Accident Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC for Trusted Legal Guidance After a Failure to Yield Accident

Motorists encounter yield signs often, at intersections, ramps, and other strategic locations on roads and highways. These are in place to remind drivers to give others the right of way. Unfortunately, failing to yield is common, and determining liability in a resulting car accident can be challenging. It is common for multiple parties to be liable for a failure to yield accident.

When drivers fail to yield the right of way, the most common crashes are sideswipes and T-bone collisions. This can be evidence of what happened, but gathering more proof is crucial when making an insurance claim or building a lawsuit against an allegedly at-fault driver.

Calling 911 after a car accident is essential, and the responding officers will take down information to prepare a police report. That can also serve as evidence and include factual information about the accident scene that could be used for your claim. If you decide to work with a car accident lawyer, they may search for evidence while preparing your case. This can include traffic camera photos and videos, skid marks, street signs, and eyewitness testimony.

Causes of Failure to Yield Accidents

Many times, drivers need to stop fully at yield signs posted at highway entrances when there is much traffic but other times, they do not and just continue. Another cause is when an intersection has no traffic signs, and a driver does not give another the right of way. This can be a three-way intersection that comes to a four-way stop.

Many intersections have no traffic signs, which can confuse drivers, especially inexperienced, distracted, or under the influence.

Driving Through Intersections

Delaware has laws that apply to intersections:

  • A driver approaching an intersection must yield to a vehicle that entered the intersection from another highway.
  • If two vehicles simultaneously enter the intersection from different roads, the one on the left must yield the right of way to the one on the right.
  • When a driver wants to turn left within an intersection, road, or driveway, they must yield to any driver coming from the opposite direction when it is close enough to create a hazard.

Contact Our Delaware Car Accident Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC for Trusted Legal Guidance After a Failure to Yield Accident

If you were injured because of another driver’s negligence in a failure to yield accident, speak with our Delaware car accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC. For a free consultation, complete our online form or call us at 302-888-1221. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, we serve clients in Dover, Newark, and Middletown.