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Failure to Yield Car Accidents in Loveland

Failing to yield to other vehicles and pedestrians and causing an avoidable accident meets the criteria for legal “negligence.” Any injuries stemming directly from such negligence could be the basis for a civil lawsuit or settlement demand filed by the injured person.

Knowing that someone else did not yield and proving them at fault for your injuries and losses are very different things. When you want to achieve success with a claim based on a failure-to-yield car accident in Loveland, you should seek support from a knowledgeable car accident attorney.

What Counts as “Failure to Yield?”

Colorado Revised Statutes § 42-4-703 defines right-of-way at intersections and establishes the rules drivers must follow when yielding to other people on the road. Anyone approaching a yield sign must slow to a reasonable speed or stop entirely until oncoming traffic has passed, and anyone approaching a stop sign must come to a complete stop and let any traffic in the intersection close enough to “constitute an immediate hazard” pass before advancing.

When two or more drivers reach an intersection with multiple stop signs simultaneously, each driver must yield to the person on their right. Even when there is no yield or stop sign at an intersection, drivers still must yield to traffic already in the intersection or close to it and pedestrians in marked crosswalks. Any failure to yield in accordance with these rules in Loveland constitutes a class A traffic infraction, which can serve as grounds for a civil claim when the infraction causes a car accident.

Proving Someone Else Caused a Wreck by Not Yielding Properly

When someone gets a citation from a police officer for failing to yield after being involved in a car crash in Loveland, the citation and the police accident report can be strong evidence the person was legally at fault for the wreck and its ensuing damages.

An injured person may have to establish legal liability for their injuries when there is no police report or other documentation. Depending on the circumstances, this could mean tracking down and preserving various other forms of evidence, including:

  • Witness testimony
  • Dashboard/surveillance camera footage
  • Input from accident reconstruction experts
  • Photos of the accident scene, including traffic patterns

An attorney could help the injured party build the strongest possible claim based on all available information and demand fair financial restitution under the law.

A Loveland Attorney Can Help with a Failure-to-Yield Car Accident Claim

Failing to yield properly is among the most common causes of auto accidents. Just because this sort of wreck happens a lot, though, does not mean it is easy to successfully file suit over, especially if you try to pursue your claim alone.

Guidance from a qualified lawyer can make a world of difference in how effectively and efficiently you can enforce your rights. Call today to learn more about your options following a failure-to-yield car accident in Loveland.

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