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Mesquite, TX failure to yield accident lawyer

Texas driving laws clearly indicate who has the right of way in certain driving situations. When a driver fails to yield the right-of-way to fellow motorists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians, their actions could cause serious injuries and property damage. 

According to the Insurance Information Institute, failure to yield is the third-leading cause of fatal car accidents. If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a failure to yield accident, you may have the right to take legal action and recover compensation for your injuries and other losses. A Texas personal injury attorney can help you assess your rights and options. 

Contact Fielding Law today to schedule a free case consultation with a member of our legal team. We take car accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing out of pocket for our advice and services. Call us 24/7 at 877-880-4090, start a live chat, or fill out the online evaluation form to make an appointment. 

Texas Right-of-Way Laws

Right-of-way laws dictate what vehicle has the right to drive first when different traffic patterns cross and merge. These laws vary in different states and cities. Drivers who know and understand these laws are able to work together to prevent motor vehicle collisions like failure to yield accidents. 

The following are some of the right-of-way laws for motorists to follow in Texas:

  • Drivers making right or left turns must yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians
  • Drivers merging on a paved road from an unpaved one must yield to drivers on the paved road
  • Pedestrians at a crosswalk have the right of way
  • Drivers entering the main road from a parking lot, alley, or driveway must yield to cross traffic
  • Drivers must yield to trains, school buses, and emergency vehicles with their sirens and lights on
  • Drivers must obey right-of-way laws at intersections with a stop sign, traffic lights, or yield sign
  • Pedestrians who are vision impaired and have a white cane or seeing-eye dog have the right of way
  • Motorists entering a highway from an on-ramp must yield to traffic
  • Drivers should yield the right of way at 4-way stop signs or intersections without traffic signs

Unfortunately, when drivers fail to follow these driving rules, the results can be catastrophic. If you were hit by a negligent driver who failed to heed a right-of-way law, then you should not be held responsible for damages sustained in the motor vehicle accident. A Texas failure to yield accident attorney can review your case and help you pursue compensation for your injuries. 

Types of Failure to Yield Accident Injuries

The swift and sudden force of one vehicle colliding with another can cause a person’s body to bend and twist in ways it was not meant to. If you have been harmed in a Texas car accident, you deserve the best medical care available, and compensation for the time you are unable to work during your recovery. 

The following are some of the types of injuries Fielding Law has helped our clients recover compensation for:

  • Fractures and broken bones: Broken bones are a common type of car accident injury. Some breaks may heal after a few weeks, but others, such as a broken pelvis, are more severe and may require surgeries and extensive time to heal. 
  • Neck and back injuries: The human spine is not designed to sustain heavy impact, and neck and back injuries are very common after severe car accidents. The pain and disability from a back injury can be life-altering. 
  • Burns: If car accident victims come into contact with extremely hot surfaces, fluids, steam, or chemicals, they could sustain burn injuries. A victim trapped in a vehicle that caught on fire could also be burned. These types of injuries can be extremely painful and require extensive medical treatment. 
  • Facial injuries and scars: Facial injuries may be caused by broken glass or impact with the steering wheel, windshield, dash, another hard surface. Victims may require plastic surgery and could be left with a permanent scar.
  • Lost limbs: An arm, leg, finger, or toe may be damaged to the extent that an amputation is necessary. These injuries may have a permanent disabling effect on victims. 
  • Internal injuries: When the force of a collision pushes the body into an object or the body is hit by flying debris, damage to internal organs could incur. 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder: Not all injuries sustained in failure to yield accidents are physical. The trauma from a serious accident can leave victims coping mentally and emotionally. 
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): These types of injuries occur when the brain is damaged as a result of a blow or piercing injury to the head. Some symptoms are temporary, but others affect victims for the rest of their lives. 

Why Hire a Texas Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, you may be debating whether you should file a claim on your own or hire a personal injury lawyer to help. There are many benefits to having a trusted legal representative on your side after a car accident. 

Insurance adjusters often take advantage of the stressful time following a car accident to try and pressure victims into accepting a settlement that is less than their claim is worth. Our lawyers are familiar with the tactics that insurance companies use. As your well-equipped negotiators, we can ensure that you get the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive. 

An essential part of any auto accident claim is establishing fault. Proving liability in failure to yield accidents isn’t always straightforward. However, our lawyers know what evidence is required to build a solid case for our clients. 

The evidence we gather on your behalf may include:

  • Photos or videos from the accident scene
  • Police report
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Cell phone records of the at-fault driver
  • Information from a vehicle’s event data recorder
  • Medical records
  • Expert testimony from doctors and accident reconstructionists

Compensation You May Be Eligible For

After gathering evidence and determining liability, a personal injury lawyer can begin negotiating a settlement on behalf of their clients. Failure to yield accident victims may be entitled to the following compensation:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Loss of future earning potential
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Loss of enjoyment

If you suffered the loss of a loved one in a Texas car accident, the attorneys of Fielding Law may be able to help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. This allows you to recover compensation for your deceased family member’s medical bills, as well as funeral and burial costs. 

Schedule a Free Case Consultation Today

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a driver who failed to yield, contact our law firm today. Speaking to a Texas car accident lawyer before talking to an insurance adjuster can give you the peace of mind you need during this stressful time.

At Fielding Law, the well-being of our clients is our top priority. We work diligently to defend their rights and recover the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling car accident cases throughout Texas and have helped our clients recover multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. 

Schedule your free consultation at a time and location convenient to you. Call us, email, or fill out the online form to discuss your case. You pay no fees unless you win.