Failure to Stop or Yield


File a Claim with Our New York City Car Accident Lawyers

In New York, the second most common type of car accident occurs when a driver refuses to relinquish the right-of-way to a pedestrian or other motorist. These collisions are called failure to stop or yield accidents and account for thousands of crashes every year, surpassed in volume only by distracted driving accidents. In 2011, 12.5% of car accidents involved one driver failing to give the right of way or running a traffic sign / signal. These accidents resulted in 5,501 personal injuries and 26 deaths.

If you suffered the loss of a loved one or a personal injury in this type of car accident, you may be entitled to money through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. At Greenberg & Stein, P.C. we have helped countless clients recover damages for their avoidable injuries – including million-dollar settlements for car accident victims. Take the first step toward the compensation that you need and speak with our New York City personal injury lawyers..

According to research,

  • 27% of fatal pedestrian accidents are caused by drivers who refuse to surrender the right-of-way
  • The national percentage for fatal, failure to yield pedestrian accidents ins only %14; significantly less than the number of fatalities in NYC
  • Traffic control disregard, such as running a stop sign, caused 2,613 accidents in 2011 (5% of traffic collisions citywide)

Establishing Fault for Right-of-Way Car Accidents

New York City is one of the densest urban environments in the United States, resulting in a high volume of traffic and pedestrian accidents throughout the city. Since this type of accident usually involves a traffic offense, such as running a red light, one party is always at fault for the incident; however, this doesn’t mean that insurance companies are willing to pay for victims’ injuries. That’s why you need a car accident attorney in New York City to help you file an effective claim.

New York Law and Comparative Negligence

New York law also states that accident victims are entitled to compensation even if they are somewhat responsible for the injury.. This principle is called comparative negligence and allows accident victims the opportunity to collect partial compensation for their medical expenses, etc. For example, if a pedestrian steps into the crosswalk despite seeing an approaching vehicle, he / she may share responsibility for the injury. As a result, the amount of his / her award in a jury trial could be reduced accordingly.

Contact Our NYC Car Accident Attorneys

If you suffered an injury because a driver failed to sop or yield the right of way, contact Greenberg & Stein, When call our office and schedule a free case consultation, we can help you take the first step toward the compensation that you need.

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