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Jersey City Failure to Yield Accident Attorney

Injured in a failure to yield accident? We Can Help You. No Fee Unless We Win. Our team of personal injury lawyers have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We proudly represent injured clients throughout New Jersey.

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Jersey City has seen an increasing number of failure to yield accidents. This type of accident usually occurs at intersections with at least two drivers. For instance, let’s say one driver approaches an intersection with their vehicle with no other cars there. But then, another car on the opposite road approaches the intersection just as the first car is about to make a left turn. The second driver is supposed to yield because the first driver has the right of way in this scenario. However, if the second driver were to fail to yield and just keep on driving, their vehicle will collide with the first driver’s vehicle and cause an accident. This is what a failure to yield accident can look like. 

There are many instances in New Jersey where the traffic laws require drivers to yield to others. Pedestrians and bicyclists are two more great examples of people who have the right of way at intersections. If they use the crosswalk button to cross over to the other side of the intersection, all other drivers are required to yield to them. If a driver were to hit a pedestrian or bicyclist, they would be held liable in most circumstances. Even if the pedestrians did not push the crosswalk button and just crossed anyway, drivers are almost always found liable if they hit someone else who is not in a vehicle. 

New Jersey Right of Way Laws

New Jersey has passed numerous laws about who has the right of way at an intersection and who does not. According to NJSA (New Jersey Statutes Annotated) 39:4-90, the first driver to approach an intersection has the right of way. All other drivers approaching at that time must yield to the driver who is already there. If there are two vehicles that approach an intersection concurrently, the driver making a right turn or going straight has the right of way. The driver making a left turn must yield to the driver going right. After that driver goes right, the driver going left is supposed to be allowed to complete their turn. All other approaching vehicles must yield for that driver. 

Unfortunately, it is common for drivers to leave the left-turning driver stuck in the middle of the intersection while everyone else keeps going. That driver may then get tempted to quickly complete their left turn as cars are passing by or turning right. This causes an accident to happen in most cases. Anyone who fails to yield when they’re supposed to will have 2 points added onto their driving record. Any driver who gets at least 12 points in three years will result in their driver’s license being suspended. 

Below are all the circumstances where a driver must yield and give someone else the right of way. Sometimes it is not always other drivers that have the right of way.

  • A driver must always yield at a stop sign.
  • A driver must yield at a flashing or solid red traffic light. 
  • A driver must yield if a traffic officer signals them to stop.
  • A driver must yield when a school bus has their flashlight red lights on.
  • A driver must yield if they are coming out of a building, alley, or driveway.
  • A driver must yield at a crosswalk which has pedestrians or bicyclists actively moving on it. 

Most of these laws should be common sense, but there are drivers who break them daily. It is bad enough to get hit while you’re in your car, but it is even worse to get hit if you’re not in your car. If you are a pedestrian or bicyclist with the right of way and you get hit and injured, you’ll clearly be able to seek compensatory and punitive damages against the driver. Punitive damages in New Jersey can be equal to 5 times the amount of the compensatory damages. This could mean 6 or 7 figure amounts in many cases. 

Injuries from a Failure to Yield Accident

A failure to yield not only breaks traffic laws, it can cause a serious traffic accident too. The most common type of collision to come out of a failure to yield accident is a T-bone collision. This occurs when one vehicle collides head-on into the side of another vehicle. Usually, the at-fault driver will accelerate quickly to try and beat the traffic. This causes a more serious accident when they collide with another driver who has the right of way. The victim could suffer any number of injuries from such a crash. Some of which include:

  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Fractures
  • Cuts & Bruises
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Psychological trauma

It is easy to determine who the at-fault driver is in these cases. Whichever driver failed to yield at the appropriate time is the at-fault driver. Since many intersections in Jersey City have cameras and plenty of witnesses around, it will be easy for the police to piece together what happened and who failed to yield. The at-fault driver will then become liable for damages caused to the victims.

Contact a Jersey City Failure to Yield Accident Attorney

Have you been injured in a failure to yield accident? Did the other driver fail to give you the right of way? If they did or if you are not sure, contact one of our Jersey City Failure to Yield Accident attorneys immediately. We have some of the best legal minds in the legal profession when it comes to protecting the victims of traffic accidents. Any injuries that you endured from the accident will make you entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver and their insurance provider. 

In New Jersey, an injured victim must contact their insurance provider first and seek money from them to pay their medical expenses. But since failure to yield accidents tend to cause serious injuries, your personal injury protection plan probably won’t cover all your medical expenses. You will have no choice but to contact our office so that you can have a free consultation with a professional Jersey City failure to yield accident attorney. Just call 201-798-8000 to schedule your appointment today.

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Recent Settlements

T-BONE Accident
$2,300,000 Settlement

Our client’s car was t-boned by a commercial vehicle. As a result, she required multiple lumbar spine surgeries. Bhatt Law Group immediately filed a lawsuit and retained experts. Prior to trial and after several depositions, we were able to obtain a settlement on behalf of our client.

Side-Swipe Accident
$2,000,000 Settlement

Our client’s vehicle rolled over several times after being side-swiped by an 18 wheeler. This resulted in significant injuries to his neck and back. Client was unable to return to work because of his injuries. The insurance company contested the liability but after filing suit, serving discovery, and taking depositions, Bhatt Law Group was able to settle this case.

Reckless Driving Accident
$1,750,000 Settlement

Our client was struck by a car that was attempting to make an illegal u-turn. This resulted in significant damage to our client’s car and he was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Our client required both back and knee surgery and physical therapy.

Speeding-Related Accident
$1,300,000 Settlement

Our client was injured in a motor vehicle accident. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to her spine.

Pedestrian Accident
$950,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was struck by a motor vehicle when crossing the street. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a fractured leg and injuries to her back. This was a difficult liability case but the settlement was obtained as a result of strong settlement negotiations.

Slip and Fall Accident
$825,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he slipped and fell on ice. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a broken ankle.

Rear End Accident
$375,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle in Jersey City. The liability insurance carrier argued low impact with minimal property damage and our client’s age to minimize the extent of his damages. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to his neck and back resulting in multiple injections including a two level lumbar fusion and discectomy surgery. This settlement was the result of strategic preparation and strong settlement negotiations.

Car Accident
$100,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Maplewood. The claim had its complexities due to the claimant’s ongoing health issues, prior accident history and age. As a result of the subject accident, our client sustained an aggravation of injuries to her neck, back and right shoulder resulting in a one level discectomy with instrumentation. The bodily insurance carrier tendered its insured’s policy limits prior to the two year statute of limitations and without extensive litigation.

Multi-Vehicle Accident
$75,000 Settlement

Multi-motor vehicle accident involving our client who suffered back injuries requiring injections.

* Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

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When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.