Failure to Yield Accidents in Georgia

Were you hurt in a crash because someone failed to yield? The Marsh Law Firm helps injury victims in and around Statesboro, Georgia get the attention and compensation they deserve from negligent drivers. Don’t settle for less if someone failed to yield the right of way. Instead, put your faith in attorney Marsh because vehicle accidents are our specialty.

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Attorney Marsh Makes the Difference

Our practice focuses on vehicle accidents because when you’ve been injured it helps to have a lawyer who knows how to handle car accident claims. Attorney Marsh has seen it all, from motorists failing to yield when making a left turn to drivers hitting pedestrians who have the right of way during a right turn.

Whatever the situation, Mr. Marsh knows what it takes to win a settlement or court award. He will work with you to quickly assess your injuries and losses, by reviewing your medical records and bills. He will never ask you to settle for less than your case is worth. Instead, he’ll gather evidence and craft a strong argument to maximize the value of your claim.

Hire the Right Attorney Because It Matters

When a failure to yield results in an accident, having an honest, hard-working attorney on your side is important. You could be suffering from serious injuries. You need someone to fight for what’s best for you and your family – not what’s best for an insurance company.

When attorney Marsh handles your car accident case:

  • He is your only lawyer. Your case will never be sent to a less experienced associate. If Mr. Marsh chooses to work with another attorney for their particular skills (at no additional charge to you), Troy will still be your lawyer.
  • He answers your questions. You can expect to talk with Troy at least once each week during your case. You’ll always receive updates on how your claim is progressing and get answers to your questions right away.
  • He gets results. Attorney Marsh has over two decades of experience and a track record of winning compensation for injury victims. You can rest assured that he knows what he is doing. He identifies who was at fault, calculates the value of your claim, demands a response, and, if necessary, prepares your case for trial.
  • He reduces your risk. You have enough of your plate. You shouldn’t have to worry about paying for a lawyer upfront. Mr. Marsh will assess your expenses and losses with you. He’ll give you an honest opinion, and if you choose to move forward, you don’t pay anything unless we win.

Do You Have a Case? Tell Us About the Accident

Failure to yield cases can be tricky. Are you confident you had the right of way? It helps to talk with a lawyer and explain exactly what happened. Attorney Marsh will review the facts, like the police report and any tickets the other driver had for failure to yield.

When determining fault, it might become clear another driver was negligent. In which case, attorney Marsh might recommend moving forward with an insurance claim or lawsuit.

Failing to yield often causes:

  • Left-turn accidents at intersections: A motorist making a left turn during an unprotected green light might not yield to oncoming traffic.
  • Right turn accidents at intersections: A motorist making a right turn at an intersection during a red light might not yield to pedestrians or bicyclists in the crosswalk.
  • Merging accidents: A vehicle merging into a lane of traffic, whether or not a yield sign was present, may strike another vehicle or pull out in front of another vehicle that hits them.
  • Parking lot accidents: A vehicle that ignores traffic directions in a parking lot or parking garage might strike another car that has the right of way.
  • Accidents at stop signs: At some intersections, one road is uncontrolled while the other road has stop signs. A vehicle with a stop sign may not let the vehicle on the uncontrolled road go first, causing a crash.

Who Is to Blame for Your Failure to Yield Accident?

Figuring out who is at fault in this type of crash requires identifying who had the right of way vs. who had the duty to yield. If the other driver was supposed to yield, then we will gather evidence of their negligence. We will show the driver had an obligation to follow the rules of the road and didn’t.

We Help Establishing Fault

What does it take to prove fault? Evidence. Attorney Marsh will gather all sorts of materials to establish and support your claim, including a police report, eyewitness statements, vehicle damage reports, and your medical bills. In complex cases, we might bring on an accident reconstruction expert who can calculate things like speed and angles to recreate what happened.

What to Expect After a Failure to Yield Accident?

Whether a car pulled out in front of you or a car tried to turn left through a yellow light, you might have serious injuries right now. Common car accident injuries include:

We Demand Max Compensation

Attorney Marsh isn’t interested in a low-ball settlement that won’t cover your damages. When he takes on a car accident claim, it’s worth going after the maximum compensation possible.

Some of the losses you can recover compensation for include:

We do more than just fight for a settlement, though. We will help you deal with vehicle repairs, getting proper medical care, and documenting your injuries and expenses.

Pursuing a Car Accident Settlement and Filing a Lawsuit

After being hurt in a crash, you and your attorney will focus on the insurance claim process. Most claims are resolved through a settlement. But you shouldn’t be in a hurry to accept an insurer’s first offer. It probably doesn’t cover all your expenses and losses. It’s best to talk with a lawyer about how much your case is worth and how to get the insurer to pay more.

Filing a Lawsuit Might Be the Right Move

Not all car accident claims need to go to court. It isn’t always practical or helpful. Thankfully, attorney Troy Marsh has decades of trial experience. He knows when filing a lawsuit is necessary or helpful for your claim.

By going through the discovery process you get access to evidence that otherwise wouldn’t be available. When large insurance companies are forced to hand over documents and contend with an attorney who is ready for trial, it strengthens your claim and gives you the advantage.

Failure to Yield FAQs

It depends on the situation. If you’re at an intersection controlled by a stoplight, then the lanes with the green light have the right of way. For vehicles with an unprotected left turn at a green light, oncoming traffic has the right of way.

When it comes to intersections that are uncontrolled or have stop signs, the vehicle that reaches the intersection first has the right of way. When two cars arrive at the same time, the vehicle to the right goes first.

When pedestrians are involved, they have the right of way. For merging, the traffic already in that lane has the right of way.

These are just the most common examples of when a vehicle has the right of way. If you aren’t sure about your situation, talk with attorney Troy Marsh.

You choose the right car accident attorney for you by asking questions. Don’t hesitate to show up at a free consult with a list of questions and expect answers. Some good questions to ask include:

  • How many cases have you worked on that are similar to mine?
  • Have you ever taken a case like mine to court and won?
  • Do you know the insurance company/opposing attorney/judge involved in my case?
  • Can your firm finance my case?
  • If I hire this firm, who will work on my case?
  • How quickly will you return my calls?

You usually have two years from the date of the crash to file. This deadline is called the statute of limitations. It’s a good idea to talk with a lawyer about any factors that give you more or less time. An attorney will make sure you file before the deadline to protect your right to go to court.