Failure-To-Yield Accidents

People who fail to yield, whether it is to a pedestrian, another driver, someone riding their bike, someone on rollerblades and anybody that we share the road with, can cause injuries. Some are catastrophic or fatal. We live in a big city in Atlanta, Georgia and there is foot and bicycle traffic everywhere, and there are motor vehicles everywhere as well.

In Georgia, if a person is in the cross walk, then it is the responsibility of the driver to yield to the pedestrian. I cannot tell you how many times I have stopped to yield to a pedestrian and then another car will come speeding through the crosswalk. I have seen the look of terror on the pedestrians' face and I am shaking as well and just keep saying to myself, "That was a close one." This should not be the case but unfortunately, it is the case.

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, we have represented many clients when a vehicle that failed to yield has injured them. These types of cases do not have to involve a pedestrian and can involve another vehicle. This is the most common type of failure to yield case and can involve a motorcycle, a person riding a bike and even a person in a wheel chair.

If you have been injured in an accident where the other driver failed to yield, then please contact us so that we may discuss the particular details of your case. All initial legal consultations are free and in many cases, you do not even have to come to our office as we can discuss your case over the phone.

We can be reached at 770-865-8654, 800-419-0860 or at [email protected]. We are very responsive to our clients and Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, is usually the one who you will talk with you first. She will help you determine which one of our affiliate attorneys is best suited for your needs and then she will put you in touch with that attorney. Time is of the essence so please call us today so that we may begin to build your winning case.

Failure-To-Yield Statistics

The United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reported that between the years 2004-2006, fatalities for pedestrians were 14,340 pedestrians. The number for pedestrians who suffered injuries was 193,000. Undoubtedly, these pedestrian injuries and deaths were caused by people who did not slow down enough, or pay enough attention to the road, and, therefore, failed to yield resulting in a tragedy. Fortunately, these numbers have encouraged and increased necessary research to improve pedestrian safety.

As we are becoming more aware of our environment and the footprint that we may leave for our children, many more people are walking and bicycling to get to their destinations as they leave the car at home. Therefore, it is imperative that pedestrians, drivers, and all of us who share the roadway take our time and use safety precautions to yield to other traffic whether it be another vehicle, someone foot, or otherwise.

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates our attorneys understand all aspects of personal injury law. We have had great success representing thousands of people and families who have suffered because of the negligent acts of another that has caused injury, whether or not the injury was due to another person such as a driver or a cyclist who failed to yield.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been tragically killed in an Accident, then contact us immediately to discuss the details of your case. Your initial consultation will be free of charge. You may reach us via email at [email protected] or by calling 770-865-8654 or 800-419-0860.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!