Miami is a busy city with poor public transportation, setting the perfect condition for many car accidents. One of the leading causes for fatal car accidents is a driver’s failure to yield the right of way to other motor vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Meaning, that the driver at fault travels into the path of the other vehicle, bicyclist or pedestrian, and causes a car accident.
In Florida, drivers must yield the right-of-way under the following circumstances:
- If there is a pedestrian at a crosswalk, stop sign, or red traffic light.
- When two drivers approach stop signs in an intersection at the same time, the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.
- To a vehicle that reaches an intersection first.
- To a vehicle traveling on the highway, while attempting to merge onto the highway from another lane.
- To a vehicle traveling on a paved road, if the other driver is on an unpaved road.
- To a vehicle traveling straight through an intersection, when the other car is making a left turn.
- To vehicles traveling within a roundabout.
- To vehicles traveling straight through a T-intersection.
In Florida, simply proving that the driver at fault failed to yield appropriately isn’t enough, the Miami personal injury attorney must also show that the other driver did everything in their power to avoid the accident. Thus, it’s important to hire a Miami personal injury attorney with plenty of trial experience.
How can Graham Legal help?
The experienced team of Miami personal injury attorneys at Graham Legal will help you get the highest recovery available for your accident. We will defend your interest and negotiate with the insurance company or with their attorneys if necessary. If you would like advice on how to proceed with your case, schedule an appointment with our team immediately. We pride ourselves in looking out for our clients, even if it means advising that they don’t use an attorney.