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Failure To Yield

Failure to Yield Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Failure to Yield Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

In California, a motorcyclist has the same rights on the roads and highways as other vehicles and is protected by the same laws. Frequently, other motorists don't understand or follow these rules and violate the right of way of the motorcycle. In most failure to yield accidents, the motorcyclist is injured in the collision.

Unfortunately, some motorcycle riders face severe physical injuries such as paralysis, traumatic brain damage, and even death.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a study of crash data involving motorcycle fatalities to determine the cause of the accidents.

Vehicles that failed to yield to motorcycle riders were an important statistic in the study. It revealed that vehicle drivers don't see motorcycles or simply refuse to yield to them while driving. The results of the study showed that other vehicles that failed to yield were responsible for over 900 motorcycle deaths that year.

Failing to Yield Collisions 

In Los Angeles County, collisions involving a motorcycle and vehicle are common and typically caused by the other driver's failure to yield.

Failure to yield right-of-way motorcycle accidents frequently occur when the driver of the vehicle doesn't check their blind spot and sideswipes a motorcycle, the driver turns directly in front of a motorcycle without using their turn signals, or the vehicle drives crowds the motorcycle causing them to run off the road or into oncoming traffic.

Statistically, the at-fault driver in the collision is the car or truck that violated the motorcyclist's right of way.

One must realize that the right-of-way regulations can be applied to both motorcycle drivers and the drivers of passenger vehicles as well. At times, car drivers do not comply or comprehend these regulations and this is why they neglect the right-of-way rights of the motorcycle riders.

See our blog: Negligence Claims in Los Angeles Car Accident Cases.

In case you were traumatized or severely injured in an accident that was triggered by another vehicle driver, you will be able to get the right compensation for any damages that you may have suffered.

If you wish to discover how much all the medical expenses, as well as other types of damages, will cost your wallet because of the accident, it is best to consult a skilled Los Angeles personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Why Vehicles Fail To Yield To Motorcycles

It's highly unlikely that vehicle drivers are choosing to ignore the law and not yield to motorcycles. Instead, it is typically either reckless or distracted driving that is causing this lack of judgment. Motorcycles are smaller and harder to see, especially when car drivers are not paying attention.  

Unfortunately, the official statistics demonstrate that failure to yield accidents with motorcycle drivers involved are quite common and in most cases are triggered by the passenger vehicle driver violating the right-of-way of the motorcycle rider.

Typically, failure to yield motorcycle accidents occur due to:

  • Distracted driving – cell phones, electronic devices, radios, singing, or talking to other passengers can often take the driver's focus off the road.
  • Impaired driving – driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs that impact a person's judgment are dangerous conditions while driving.
  • Drowsy driving – far too many drivers get behind the wheel with little sleep, which makes them far less alert. The driver sideswipes the motorcyclist because he failed to check his blind spot while changing lanes, or does not use the turn signals pushing the motorcyclist off the road or into the traffic.

Unfortunately, regardless of the cause of the accident, these failure to yield errors can be fatal to an unsuspecting motorcyclist who is a victim in their type of accident.

Attorneys Representing Injured Victims

In case you suffered injuries in a motorcycle collision because the passenger vehicle driver did not yield, it is your right to count on getting the right compensation for all the damages you may have sustained.

This is exactly why you will need to find a qualified personal injury law firm. We will do everything in our power to get all the compensation you deserve.

We can ensure that the negligent party is held liable for the collision and thus, will be accountable for any type of damage you may have suffered.

When a motorcyclist is injured due to another driver's failure to yield, they may be entitled to recover financial compensation. In the unfortunate incident of a fatal motorcycle crash, family members might be able to file a wrongful death suit against the negligent party.

At Injury Justice Law Firm LLP, we are dedicated to ensuring injured motorcycle riders receive the compensation needed to recover.

If you wish to discover more about the compensation you deserve, it is important to find a skilled legal professional. The case and all the evidence will be analyzed by the attorney and you will be able to talk about the facts and all available solutions.

You will need to keep any medical receipts and bills to prove that you have suffered from the collision, and the lawyer will be able to use those in court as well.

To find out if we can recover compensation for your motorcycle accident, please call us at 310-734-7974 or use the online contact form.

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