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Failing to Acknowledge the Right of Way

Imagine you are driving down a large, busy street. As you approach an intersection driving the maximum speed limit, a driver suddenly turns their car in front of you from the right. You, not having time to stop, rear-end their vehicle. For cops arriving to the accident, determining who is at fault may be difficult. For one, it appears as though you hit them, usually an indication of fault. Additionally, the other driver may try to place the blame on you so they are not stuck with liability. However, this accident would almost certainly not be your fault, because you had the right of way. Cars driving on a street must give the right of way to cars that are turning onto the street.

If you are involved in an accident caused by another party failing to yield to the right of way, contact a car accident attorney. Failing to yield to the right of way is a negligent driving act that puts your safety and well-being at risk. Having a qualified attorney on your team cannot only help you hold the at-fault party liable for damages, but it can also protect you if the other party tries to place the blame on you. The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® understand how overwhelming a car accident can be. When you are dealing with pain, suffering, medical bills, and recovery, the last thing you may want to do is pursue legal action. Our attorneys are dedicated to making the legal process as easy as possible for clients and fighting for the compensation you need without the stress.

Right of Way Situations

There are many driving situations in which drivers need to acknowledge and follow correct right of way procedures. Examples of situations where drivers must yield to the right of way include the following:

• Cars turning left at an intersection must yield to oncoming traffic
• Cars turning right on a red light must yield to oncoming traffic that has a green light
• Cars merging onto a highway or into another lane must yield to cars already driving in that lane
• Cars in a parking lot driving on a feeder lane must yield to cars driving on a larger thoroughfare lane
• Cars exiting a parking lot or driveway must yield to cars already driving on the street

Contact a Lake Geneva Car Accident Attorney

If you or someone you love was harmed in a car accident involving a negligent driver, contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are prepared and ready to take on your car accident case. To discuss the details of your case, contact our office at (262) 248-5200 today.

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