According to reporting from KGNS.TV, a respected Laredo news station, a terrible head-on collision killed a person on highway 359. The car wreck happened on November 30th, near the UISD student activity center. The responding highway patrol officer stated that the accident was caused by one driver disregarding another driver’s right of way while pulling out of a gas station. It is critical that all drivers follow proper regulations regarding right of way. The failure to properly yield is a frequent cause of serious Texas car accidents. If you have been injured by driver’s failure to properly yield, you need to speak to an experienced car accident lawyer immediately. Time is always of the essence in personal injury cases.
There are many Different Types of Right of Way Accidents
A right of way accident, or failure to yield accident, occurs when a driver prevents another driver with higher priority to a space from passing through an area safely. Some typical and specific examples of right of way accidents are:
- A driver attempts to make a left turn when the intersection is not yet clear;
- A driver passes through a red light or a stop sign in an inappropriate manner;
- A driver makes a right turn and hits a pedestrian on a crosswalk; and
- A driver merges into another lane on a highway without making sure the lane is clear.
This list also includes any other situation where one driver fails to grant the right of way to another party when that second party has priority.
How Can I Prove Fault in a Right of Way Accident?
Proving fault is a common concern for all car accident victims. Being injured in a car accident is devastating, and the last thing you want to happen is for you to be unfairly blamed for the accident.The concern over proving fault is especially heightened in right of way accidents, because often in these type of accidents, the victim is the one actually running into the negligent party. There is often nothing you can do to avoid a car that suddenly pulls out directly into your lane. In that case you were injured by their negligence. If this has happened to you, you need to hire an experienced Laredo car accident lawyer. You need someone who can protect you from being unfairly blamed, and someone who will make sure that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries. It is best to retain the services of an attorney as soon as possible. This will allow your attorney the chance to start gathering and reviewing the evidence to build a strong case throughout the entire legal process.
Contact An Experienced Laredo Car Accident Lawyer
As was seen in the previously mentioned story from KGNS.TV, right of way accidents can cause extremely devastating injuries. It is one of the most common causes of Texas motor vehicle accidents. Everyone needs to remember that every single person on the road has a legal obligation to reasonably ensure the safety of everyone else on the road. Driving can be an inherently dangerous activity and everyone must take proper precautions and follow all relevant highway regulations. If someone fails to do that, and it leads to your injury, you deserve justice. We can help. At the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos we have been fighting on behalf of injured car accident victims for decades. If you have been injured by another’s driver failure to grant you the right of way, please contact our office today to speak to an experienced Laredo car accident lawyer.