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Rochester Car Accidents Caused by Failing to Yield

Top Rated Rochester Failure to Yield Car Accident Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Documented as a New York Super Lawyer and Distinguished Justice Advocate, Fights to Obtain Extraordinary Results for Individuals Who were Gravely Injured After a Failure To Yield The Right-Of-Way Car Accident in Rochester, New York.


Yield SignJed Dietrich, Esq., has spent years offering high-level representation to Rochester residents who have been injured by a negligent driver. Our firm is dedicated to providing clients the highest level of personal injury service, fighting to ensure that nobody has to pay for another person’s reckless driving or bad decisions. We have secured over $175 million in damages from insurance companies, helping our clients put their lives back together in the aftermath of unexpected and unavoidable accidents.

When a reckless, negligent, or distracted driver fails to yield to an oncoming vehicle, the consequences can be catastrophic. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. knows how painful recovering from an accident can be—especially when it was not your fault. If you have been hurt in a Rochester failure to yield accident, you should not have to shoulder the costs of recovery all by yourself. A Rochester car crash attorney can help you obtain the money you need to pay for your medical bills as well as the income you lost while taking time away from work. Please call Jed Dietrich, Esq., at 585-939-3939 to schedule your free consultation today.

Failure to Yield Accidents in Rochester

Failing to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic puts other people in serious danger. Over one recent summer, a Geneva man took a left turn without checking to see who might be in the intersection: he ended up hitting another car and striking eight pedestrians, including a pregnant woman. This driver’s simple mistake led to catastrophe: not only was he injured, but everyone else involved in the accident had to be hospitalized.

While improper left turns are a common cause of failure to yield accidents, they are not the only culprit. Failure to yield crashes could happen when:

  1. A car makes a left turn at an intersection but does not check for oncoming traffic;
  2. A car makes a “right turn on red”;
  3. A motorist tries to merge into another lane of traffic without checking blind spots;
  4. A vehicle enters or exits a parking lot;
  5. There is a flashing yellow light;
  6. There is a yield sign;
  7. A pedestrian is in a crosswalk; and
  8. A bicyclist is in a crosswalk or a designated bike lane.

You might be surprised to learn that failing to yield the right of way is among the most common causes of car accidents. Researchers recently found that, in a single year, at least 42% of all on-road fatalities involved driver error. Of these fatal crashes, nearly one-fifth were caused by a negligent motorist’s failure to yield.

Of course, the fact that failure to yield accidents are common does not mean they should be tolerated. If you, or a loved one, have been hurt in a failure to yield accident in or around Rochester, New York, you have options to hold the negligent driver accountable for their misconduct. Please call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at 585-939-3939 to get the recovery you need and the justice you deserve.

Recovering Damages After a Failure to Yield Accident

SettlementWhenever you are involved in an accident that was not your fault, you could be eligible to recompense through an insurance settlement or personal injury lawsuit. However, even if you believe you have an open-and-shut case, you will still have to show an insurance adjuster, judge, or jury that the other driver was responsible for both the accident and your injuries. Jed Dietrich, Esq., can prove that the other driver was negligent by demonstrating the following four factors were present in your case:

  1. Duty: Everyone on the road has a legal duty to ensure they operate their vehicle safely.
  2. Breach of Duty: If the other driver failed to yield the right-of-way, they breached their duty to operate their vehicle safely.
  3. Causation: The other driver’s negligence caused you harm.
  4. Damages: You suffered physical injuries as a result of the other driver’s negligence, which can be recovered in the form of financial damages.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can help prove the other motorist was at-fault by investigating the circumstances of your accident. We may analyze photographs of the crash site, subpoena surveillance camera footage, and conduct interviews with potential eyewitnesses to demonstrate that your injuries were the result of another person’s negligence. Please send us a message online or call us at 585-939-3939 to find out how we can help you build the best case for a big recovery.

DID YOU OR A LOVED ONE GET INJURED IN A FAILURE TO YIELD ACCIDENT IN OR AROUND ROCHESTER?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ., AND HIS TEAM OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS AT 585-939-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Potential Damages After a Failure to Yield Accident

When another person’s negligence causes you physical injury, you can file a claim for recompense through your insurance company or a court of law. Jed Dietrich, Esq., can help you calculate the value of your claim by looking at how much money you have spent or may have to spend on:

  1. Hospital bills;
  2. Prescription medication;
  3. Medical accessories, such as a wheelchair, crutches, or an accessibility ramp;
  4. Physician visits and specialist recommendations; and
  5. Physical therapy.

If your injuries cost you time away from work or jeopardize your ability to continue working, we may be able to pursue further damages for:

  1. Lost income;
  2. Lost future income; and
  3. Reduced earning potential.

Depending on the nature of your accident, you may also be able to receive compensation for:

  1. Emotional pain and suffering;
  2. Loss of enjoyment of life;
  3. Loss of companionship; and
  4. Wrongful death.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has years of experience assisting Rochester residents to recover from serious failure to yield accidents. We have secured more than $175 million in damages from insurance companies, reckless drivers, and negligent businesses, helping our clients get the money they need to move past painful and life-changing accidents. Call Jed Dietrich, Esq., at 585-939-3939 to discover your best option for recovery.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 585-939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, 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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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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No one will work harder, smarter or better; I have retained Jed and he obtained the best result for my case. D.P.
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