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Failure to Yield a Green Arrow

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized by the Premier Lawyers of America, and His Battle-Tested Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Established as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Assertively Litigate to Obtain Incomparable Results for Victims Injured in Failure to Yield Green Arrow Car Accidents in Buffalo, New York.


Failure to Yield a Green ArrowLeft-turn accidents generally involve one driver traveling straight while the other is turning. When these types of accidents arise, often, motorists falsely assume that the driver turning left is always at fault. Article 26 of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law clarifies the various circumstances that give motorists the right of way. Typically, drivers making left turns must yield the right of way to any oncoming traffic. However, this is not always the case. For instance, when a driver turning left has a clear signal to go, such as a green arrow, he or she is not required to yield to oncoming traffic.

It is important to keep in mind that a green arrow is completely different from a green light. A green arrow indicates it is safe to turn left, and it would be reasonable to assume the light directing oncoming traffic is red. When attempting to turn left on a green light, oncoming vehicles also have a green light. Therefore, the turning driver must wait until no cars are approaching in the opposite lane. On green lights, drivers trying to turn should never cut off oncoming traffic. Liability depends heavily on which driver had the right of way. If a motorist has a green arrow to turn left, but another vehicle runs the red light and T-bones the motorist, the driver that ran the red light would be held liable.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in a car crash because another driver failed to yield the right of way to a green arrow, contacting a highly skilled personal injury attorney is your best bet. It can be difficult to show that you were not at fault for turning left in front of oncoming traffic. Nevertheless, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has extensive experience proving liability in left-turn accidents concerning green arrows. Allow our team of expert attorneys to thoroughly investigate your accident so that we can start verifying your claim. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite lawyers have helped plenty of victims and their loved ones pursue justice after tragic car accidents.

Even though no amount of money can remove the pain and misery caused by your car crash, compensation can drastically help with your economic burdens and reimburse you for your damages. The Dietrich Legal Team will passionately litigate to get the compensation that you deserve for every injury suffered. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has successfully contended with insurance companies and defense lawyers to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York. Our devotion to exceeding your expectations and providing an exceptional outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. Our veteran attorneys offer complimentary lawsuit assessments and consultations. We would be delighted to speak with you about your collision. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939, or by completing the online consultation form. There is never a fee unless we are victorious in your case!

Does A Green Arrow Always Give You The Right of Way?

Green Arrow Always Give You The Right of WayDrivers in a turning lane that are facing a green arrow are allowed to proceed into the intersection and turn in the direction that the arrow is pointing. A green arrow signal indicates that you may move in the direction of the arrow and that no other vehicles should be at odds with your passage. A left turn at a green arrow is considered a protected turn because oncoming vehicles should be stopped by a red light. Never enter an intersection while it is blocked. When proceeding through an intersection with a green arrow, it is still imperative to use caution and wait for the intersection to completely clear. Drivers should still yield the right of way to:

  1. Pedestrians or cyclists lawfully within an associated crosswalk; and
  2. Other vehicles that rightfully entered the intersection before the arrow turned green.

Additionally, pay attention to cars in the opposite direction that may try and turn right on red. Although they are required to yield, these drivers may not always notice you. Thus, it is safer to drive cautiously and allow right-turning vehicles to enter with ease. If the roadway has two or more lanes, always try to enter into the left lane. It is also important to avoid making excessively wide turns. This will decrease the risk of hitting any cars turning right. Lastly, avoid changing lanes until you check your mirrors and blind spots to ensure that the right lane is clear.

WERE YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW, SEVERELY INJURED IN A CAR CRASH CAUSED BY ANOTHER’S FAILURE TO YIELD A GREEN ARROW IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK, FAILURE TO YIELD CAR ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYERS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Holding Negligent Drivers Liable For Your Accident

The last thing you want is to pursue your failure to yield a green arrow accident claim without the appropriate representation. Retaining a highly experienced personal injury lawyer will force the defendant’s insurance company take your claim more seriously. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we know what it takes to win lawsuits. To achieve the best possible outcome, our battle-tested team will do the following:

  1. Assess the strength of your case and whether the other driver was negligent;
  2. File a lawsuit to ensure your legal rights are adequately preserved;
  3. Collect crucial evidence to establish liability, such as accident reports, witness accounts, photos, traffic camera footage, hospital bills, and medical records;
  4. Methodically investigate your crash and determine the best course of action;
  5. If needed, consult with our traffic accident reconstruction experts;
  6. Communicate directly with insurance claims adjusters and defense attorneys;
  7. Negotiate the highest possible settlement for your case; and
  8. If necessary, present the most convincing case in court to enhance your odds of winning a huge verdict.

Regardless of what caused your car accident, you should consider calling the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Our mission is to provide you with peace of mind so that you can focus on your road to recovery. Our seasoned attorneys will act aggressively and appropriately to formulate the most effective legal strategy to boost your chances of obtaining damages for past and future medical costs, permanent disfigurement, rehabilitation, lost wages from work, loss of enjoyment, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and any other unanticipated expenses. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is determined, disciplined, and dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for those injured by drivers failing to yield in Buffalo, New York, and beyond. Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., acclaimed as an Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, and his elite team of lawyers today at 716-839-3939, or by completing the online consultation form.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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