As in other states across the nation, car accidents cause many injuries and fatalities every year in Massachusetts. Many of these accidents are completely preventable if people exercise a bit more caution when behind the wheel. For example, when someone fails to yield to an oncoming car, serious accidents can ensue.
If you or your loved ones have suffered at the hands of negligent or reckless drivers who did fail to yield the right-of-way, you may deserve compensation for your related injuries and damages. If you have a loved one who lost his or her life in this way, you may be able to file a wrongful death suit on your family’s behalf. The best way to seek justice is to engage the services of an experienced lawyer in your local area.
At Kiley Law Group, LLC, our accident attorneys have experience helping victims of failure-to-yield accidents (also known as failure to give right-of-way accidents) to get the compensation they deserve. We know that accidents can throw your life off-track in the blink of an eye. It is our mission to help people to live their best lives in the aftermath of a personal injury. We believe results matter, and we want to help you get the best results possible. Call our law firm’s injury lawyers for a free consultation at 888-516-2459.
What is a Failure-to-Yield Accident?
When we hear the word “yield,” we might think of the red road sign in the shape of a triangle.
Actually, there are several other common instances when it’s important to follow traffic control – where a driver must yield the right of way to oncoming traffic, pedestrians, or cyclists. If the driver failed to yield the right of way, he or she can be pursued for damages caused to you.
Failure-to-yield accidents occur in a few different situations where a driver is guilty of failing to yield the right of way. For example, if a driver is at a red light or stop sign and wants to turn right, he or she may do so, but first must give way to vehicles, cyclists, and any pedestrian who may be in the path.
Another instance in which a driver must yield is making a left turn at an unmarked intersection when there is already someone or another vehicle within the intersection.
Additionally, drivers must always yield to pedestrians who are crossing the street whether there is a stop sign or red light, no matter who has the right-of-way.
Unfortunately, yield laws are not always obeyed. Negligent drivers may fail to look both ways at a stop sign before proceeding through an intersection or may claim the right-of-way as their own, even if it wasn’t their turn. This can lead to severe property damage and injuries on both sides.
If you were injured by a driver who caused an accident by failing to yield to your right-of-way, whether you were in a motor vehicle, riding a bicycle, or just crossing the street on foot, you may be able to collect financial compensation from the responsible party.
What To Do After a Car Accident in Massachusetts
After a failure-to-yield car accident or pedestrian accident in Massachusetts, there are a few time-sensitive steps that it’s important to take in order to give yourself the best chance of compensation:
- Call the police
- Seek medical treatment
- Get other driver’s contact information
- Document the scene as best you can
- Call a Massachusetts car accident lawyer
At Kiley Law Group, our accident lawyers look out for our client’s rights because we know the shady tactics some insurance companies use. Before you accept an insurance settlement, it’s always a good idea to talk with a lawyer about your options. No matter the severity of your case, you could be facing long-lasting effects after your accident.
When a driver commits a failure to yield the right-of-way, causing an accident and your injury or property damage, you shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences without help. Find a failure-to-yield accidents lawyer who can look out for your best interests. Our law firm operates in Essex County including but not limited to Andover and the surrounding areas.
How Much is My Case Worth?
This is a question that we often hear as attorneys. We believe that you should get every penny that you deserve to help you to move on with your life. Exactly how much that will amount to depends on several factors.
For example, it depends on the severity of your accident, the level of disability you’ve suffered, and other elements unique to your case. Based on these factors, damages can be assessed. There are two different kinds of damages in car accident cases: general damages and special damages.
General damages include pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of quality of life, and other difficulties which are hard to measure. Special damages are objective losses, such as property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and other financial losses which are relatively easy to add up.
Your failure-to-yield accident lawyers will be able to advise you based on their experience and from the details of your case. One great thing about Kiley Law Group is that we function on a contingency fee basis, so we don’t get paid until you do. We also offer free consultations, so there’s no risk to get started.
How To Deal with Insurance Companies
With all of the upheaval that a car accident victim goes through, the last thing you need is insurance employees hounding you. At this time in Massachusetts, which is a no-fault state, you can file a claim for any accident with your insurer. Then, your insurer will likely pursue a claim against the other party’s insurance company.
Each insurer will come to a different amount to cover damages and compensation and then go through a series of negotiations until a settlement can be reached. However, those insurers don’t always have your best interests at heart.
This is where it can be very useful to have an attorney on your side. He or she can help you navigate the complicated insurance processes and fight for the compensation you truly deserve – for your pain and suffering as well.
You don’t have to face the insurance harassment alone – call Kiley Law Group today to get started on your failure-to-yield accident/failure to give right-of-way case with a free consultation.
Where To Find Help
After failure to yield accidents, victims may feel like the road to recovery is long and arduous. You may even fear that you’ll never get justice for what you’ve suffered. But don’t lose hope! That’s where Kiley Law Group comes in.
We’ve helped many clients who have suffered car accidents just like you in every Massachusetts county, including the following localities: Bristol County, Norfolk County, and Essex County. They got the financial compensation they deserved for their personal injury and property damage.
The team at Kiley Law Group understands what you’re facing, and we want to help. Our law firm is well-versed in Massachusetts law, and we can guide you through the process so everything goes smoothly and ends in success.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, a free consultation is your way to get to know us and start your journey to full recovery. You can hire us at no risk to you since we operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only get paid when you do. Don’t delay in contacting us about your failure-to-yield car accident today – call 888-516-2459.