The most common type of accident is a case in which a driver “failed to yield” the right of way. This means that the other driver either passed a stop sign without stopping or in an intersection with traffic lights, failed to obey the lights and yield to the driver with the right of way. These type of accidents oftentimes become he said-he said accidents where each driver blames the other. This is why it is important to call the police officer to write a report and obtain the names of any witnesses that can attest to fault.
As with other types of accidents, it is important to document the damage to both vehicles and to exchange insurance information. If a police officer is involved, he can ensure that each party is given the proper and up to date insurance information. It is also important to inform your insurance company of the accident immediately.
In cases where both drivers are found at fault, it is important to obtain the contact information of any witnesses that may be able to testify as to fault. Sometimes, the property damage to the vehicle can help support a driver’s narrative.
If you are injured in a failure to yield accident, it is vital to receive medical treatment. Sometimes, drivers do not start to feel pain after an accident until several days or weeks after the accident. If the pain persists, seek treatment for your injuries.
Some of the damages that you may be entitled to if involved in a failure to yield motor vehicle accident includes:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Property damage
- Future medical
It is important to consult with an experienced attorney that can assist you on your motor vehicle claim. Statistics have shown that injured claimants with attorneys receive three times the amount of money.