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Failure to yield car accident Kansas City

In the Kansas City area, failure to yield car accidents are one of the most common types of incidents.  Failure to yield car accidents often results in injuries to motorists, but more often innocent bystanders like bicyclists or pedestrians crossing busy intersections.  Failure to yield accidents are often caused by the negligence of drivers not paying attention, resulting in the vehicle running into people that should have been easily avoided by yielding at a crosswalk.

Royce Injury Lawyers represents pedestrians and motorists in Kansas City injured by a vehicle failing to yield. Please call us today at 855-976-9235 to get a free consultation of you or your loved one, to determine your rights and potential recovery amount.

Missouri law governs who has the right of way in a crosswalk, or in a yield zone, and in almost all cases the driver failing to yield is 100% responsible for the accident.  However, it is important to hire an experienced lawyer to handle your case as you do not want an insurance company trying to claim the victim was responsible for being in a crosswalk at the wrong time. Do not allow them to victim blame by hiring the right firm.

Types of Failure to Yield Car Accidents in Kansas City

These kinds of accidents are exceedingly common and encompass more than a vehicle not following the directions of a yield sign.

  • Not yielding to oncoming traffic when turning left
  • Not yielding to emergency vehicles
  • Not stopping at stop signs
  • Not yielding to anyone in a cross walk
  • Not yielding to bicycles who have the right-of-way
  • Not yielding to crossing traffic
  • Not yielding at a yellow or red light

Common Injuries Caused by Failing to Yield

  • Spinal Cord Injury: Our body is made up of different “pathways” that are essential for the brain to communicate with other parts of the body. The spinal cord in our body is one of these essential pathways. A spinal cord injury can be very dangerous because it has a lot of nerves that can be damaged. Upon getting a spinal cord injury, it is very common for someone to have to go through extensive rehab. Medical treatment for most of their life is also a major possibility. Unfortunately, because the spine is such a major part of the human body, if it does become injured, the victim could very well be bound to a wheelchair and have the possibility of needing 24 hour assistance from a caretaker. Spinal cord injuries are not cheap. Since the victim might require 24 hour care, the medical bills that come with the treatment are often very high. Since medical treatment is something that will need to be ongoing, the bills will continue for the rest of that person’s life.
  • Brain Injury: Brain injuries and head trauma are results that can be very common upon following an accident involving a failure to yield. Someone can have their brain-injured if their head hits something like a windshield or side window with tremendous force. For example, hitting your forehead with great force has the potential to cause a “ frontal lobe injury” to the brain. An injury like this can change someone forever. Common side effects are anger and emotion control, judgment needed for social relationships, depression, and even a complete personality change. Brain injuries caused by auto accidents can be quite dramatic.
  • Broken Bones: Commonly more found in serious auto accidents, broken bones or fractures can also be a result of someone failing to yield. The injury can range from needing no treatment to splinting, needing a cast, or even surgery to install hardware to hold your bones together. It is also possible that someone will need physical therapy in order to improve their strength, mobility, and function. Fixing a broken bone can oftentimes be easy. However, in other cases, someone might have ongoing problems such as reduced mobility, arthritis, reduced strength, and even a long-term disability.
  • Bulging and Herniated Disks: A spinal cord is a column made up of a series of bones called vertebrae. Between each of the vertebrae, there are little cushions in the shape of a disk that separate each vertebra. A failed to yield accident can cause damage to one of the discs causing it to bulge out or herniate. When a damaged disc continues to press onto a nerve, it can cause significant pain. Oftentimes, disc injuries are treated with medication, physical therapy, or steroid injections into the spine. In more serious cases, someone might need surgery to realign the discs.

Pedestrian Right of Way in Kansas City

Kansas City and most cities have laws that mandate all vehicles must yield or stop when any person is in a crosswalk, even if the vehicle normally would have the right of way. In some cases, pedestrians have been found to have the right-of-way and entitled to damages, even when a vehicle did not yield, and the victim was not in a crosswalk. An experienced lawyer can make all the difference in a case where the victim recovers $0 and millions. Hire the right firm.  Hire Royce Today.

Not Yielding to Vehicles

While not yielding to a pedestrian is more dangerous and deadly, not yielding to another vehicle is the most common failure to yield accident in Kansas City.  Drivers must yield to stop signs, yield signs, red lights, merging intersections and numerous other situations.  These failures to yield accidents often happen because a driver is not paying attention. As a driver it is imperative to not drive distracted, putting away cell phones, not doing make up and putting all focus on the road, as failure to yield accidents are easily avoidable.

Who is Liable for Failure to Yield Accident?

In accidents involving multiple vehicles, failure to yield accidents are often complex cases that can involve some liability on multiple parties.  It’s often a judgment call, and in order to win your case, you need an experienced trial attorney who can prove your case.  When a pedestrian is involved, determining liability is usually much easier, but the damages much higher. Whenever there is potential for high damages, the cases gest more complicated with higher stakes.

Call Royce Injury Attorneys today to handle a failure to yield car accident in Kansas City. Our attorneys are available 24/7 at 855-976-9235.

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