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Failure to Yield the Right-of-Way to a Pedestrian Buffalo Car Accident

Top Rated Failure To Yield The Right-Of-Way To A Pedestrian Car Accident Attorneys In Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Highly Praised as a New York Super Lawyer and Best of the Best Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, and His Team of Caring, Compassionate, and Dedicated Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Renowned as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Aggressively Litigates to Obtain the Highest Possible Compensation for Pedestrians Who Were Seriously Injured in Failure to Yield the Right-of-Way Car Accidents in Buffalo, New York.

Top Rated Failure To Yield The Right-Of-Way To A Pedestrian Car Accident Attorneys In Buffalo, New YorkDrivers are generally required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks, when emerging from yield or stop signs, before entering a roadway from parking lots or driveways, and when turning at intersections without green arrows. However, sometimes negligent or irresponsible driving behavior causes motorists not to yield to those on foot. Pedestrians’ lack of safety protections makes them one of the most vulnerable groups on the road. Unfortunately, failure to yield accidents are all too common occurrences that often result in severe injury or even death to foot-travelers. Considering the huge difference between the size and momentum of the average vehicle compared to a person, pedestrian injuries are rarely minor. In case of an accident, foot-travelers are approximately 1.5 times more susceptible to death than those in vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 6,300 pedestrians suffered fatalities in traffic accidents in a single recent year alone.

Even when a person on foot is fortunate enough to survive getting hit by a car that failed to yield, he or she can suffer devastating injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury, total paralysis, and permanent disfigurement. Victims of these accidents often face long and painful roads to recovery, as well as significant financial burdens from hospital bills and being unable to work. If you, or someone close to you, were injured by a car while in a parking lot, crossing the street, walking along the side of the road, or strolling down a sidewalk, you may be entitled to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible driver. The failure to yield the right-of-way pedestrian accident attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can help you recover the monetary compensation that you deserve so that you can recover physically, emotionally, and financially.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., renowned as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, and his seasoned lawyers have the expertise necessary to demand the highest possible compensation. Our main concern is to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve for all your economic and non-economic damages, in particular hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, suffering (both physical and mental), loss of consortium, permanent disfigurement, and much more. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s best of the best team of attorneys provide complimentary, no-obligation lawsuit evaluations and consultations. We would be honored to discuss your potential claim in further detail. Our elite team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939, or by completing the online consultation form

Pedestrian Injuries Caused By Failing To Yield The Right-Of-Way

Pedestrian Injuries Caused By Failing To Yield The Right-Of-WaySeveral distinct impacts result from people on foot getting hit by cars. First, the vehicle’s bumper strikes the victim’s legs. Next, the pedestrian slams onto the edge of the hood, causing their upper body to turn. Finally, the victim’s head hits the windshield, and if the driver slams on the brakes, the victim could smash into the pavement. As you may imagine, many different variables can significantly influence the severity of the victim’s injuries, such as the type and speed of the vehicle as well as the height and weight of the pedestrian. For instance, young children are more prone to being run over and suffering life-altering injuries and deaths. Common injuries resulting from accidents caused by failing to yield the right-of-way for pedestrians include:

  1. Deep lacerations and bruises;
  2. Road rash;
  3. Torn tendons and ligaments;
  4. Fractured and broken bones;
  5. Internal bleeding and organ damage;
  6. Facial and craniofacial injuries;
  7. Neck and back injuries;
  8. Complete paralysis;
  9. Crushing injuries;
  10. Traumatic brain injury (TBI); and
  11. Permanent brain damage.



The Best Way to Protect Yourself as a Pedestrian

When motorists fail to properly observe stop signs and right-of-way rules, pedestrians can end up with catastrophic injuries. For this reason, you must always be on high alert, especially when walking in a busy area. Even pedestrians who abide by all safety guidelines, obey traffic signs and signals, and cross the street at designated crosswalks are still at risk of drivers failing to yield to them. While traveling on foot, you should never assume that a driver is going to stop for you. Careless, reckless, speeding and distracted motorists may not even notice you. Below is a list of vital safety precautions that can help you and your family stay safe and avoid being hit by a negligent driver:

  1. Always look both ways before crossing the street;
  2. Constantly stay alert, especially when crossing the street;
  3. Use crosswalks whenever they are available;
  4. Avoid unnecessary distractions when walking, like smartphones;
  5. Do not wear headphones, especially noise-canceling ones;
  6. Never assume that a driver sees you;
  7. Always try to make eye contact with a driver before crossing;
  8. Wear brightly colored clothes to be more visible to motorists, especially during the night;
  9. Never jaywalk; and
  10. Try to make your movements predictable to drivers.

Abiding by the above advice can considerably mitigate your risk of suffering injuries because of a driver failing to yield the right-of-way. While the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran attorneys trust that our recommendations will help you stay safe, it is still impossible to control careless motorists. Fortunately, you can always count on the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to deliver the outcome that you deserve. Our seasoned lawyers have a long history of obtaining justice for pedestrian-car accident victims. When you call Jed Dietrich, Esq., and his battle-tested team of Buffalo, New York, failure to yield the right-of-way to pedestrian car accident attorneys, we will explore all of the nuances of your case to ensure that you are fairly compensated for all of your injuries. Contact the best of the best at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today by calling 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our highly experienced team for your free case assessment and consultation!

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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