Fort Worth Failure to Yield Car Accident Lawyer
Fort Worth Failure to Yield Attorney
If you are involved in a failure to yield accident and suffer serious injuries, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer. Don’t be fooled; the insurance company is not on your side, no matter how clear the fault. The at-fault driver’s insurance company may fight to deny and minimize your claim.
Brian Hargrove has over 20 years of experience handling failure to yield accident claims. It’s important to hire a lawyer focused on quality representation, not “quantity,” like many heavily advertised law firms. Our Fort Worth failure to yield accident attorney will seek just compensation.
Right of Way Laws in Texas
One of the most common causes of accidents in Fort Worth, and all over Texas, is a driver’s failure to yield the right of way. In Texas, there were 77,535 crashes in 2020 caused when a driver failed to yield the right of way, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Unfortunately, failure to yield the right of way crashes are highly disputed by insurance companies.
Texas law requires all drivers to follow the “Rules of the Road,” according to Section 545 of the Texas Transportation Code. To determine fault for a failure to yield accident, you must first understand “right of way” laws in Texas.
In Fort Worth, the most common situations for failure to yield wrecks occur when:
- Entering an intersection (Texas Transportation Code 545.151): When a driver is entering an intersection in Texas, the driver must yield the right of way to a vehicle that has entered the intersection from a different road.
- Turning left at an intersection (Texas Transportation Code 545.152): If a driver is going to turn left at an intersection or drive into an alley, private road, or driveway, they must yield to any motorist traveling in the opposite direction or who is going through or near the intersection.
- Exiting a private drive (Texas Transportation Code 545.155and 545.256): If a driver is coming out of an alley, building, private road, or driveway and onto a highway, they must yield to vehicles approaching on said highway. The proper actions include:
- Stopping before crossing the sidewalk extending across the area being exited;
- Yielding to pedestrians; and
- Yielding to vehicles approaching on the highway.
Brian Hargrove Law Can Help After a Failure to Yield Accident
If you were injured because another driver failed to yield the right of way, Brian Hargrove Law can help. Proving you had the right of way and the other driver failed to yield is more difficult than folks think. Unfortunately, the at-fault driver’s insurance will use a team of adjusters and lawyers to fight even a clear “failure to yield the right of way” claim.
Fort Worth failure to yield lawyer Brian Hargrove will conduct a thorough investigation, collecting evidence to prove your case, such as:
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Vehicle damage
- Any video footage
- Expert accident reconstruction when needed
Failure To Yield the Right of Way Is Negligence
Failing to yield the right of way is negligence. When a driver fails to yield the right of way and injures another party, that driver is responsible for the injuries and damages. The injured party can file a negligence claim against the negligent driver.
When you suffer injuries and damages because of another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Past and future mental anguish
- Lost income
Choose Brian Hargrove Law
When you are in a failure to yield accident and suffer serious injuries, you need to hire an experienced Fort Worth personal injury lawyer. A skilled attorney will gather the evidence, deal with the insurance companies, and help you understand the claims process. The only thing you need to focus on is your recovery.
Why Choose Brian Hargrove Law?
Brian Hargrove Law is focused on quality representation. Our goal is to “get the most for our clients, not get the most clients.”
When you hire Brian Hargrove Law, you get a lawyer with:
Contact Brian Hargrove Law today for help from a failure to yield lawyer in Fort Worth who serves individuals throughout Texas. We work on a contingency fee, which means you pay nothing until we win. Please call us at (817) 200-7666.