Failure to Yield - Vehicle Turning Left
In the State of Florida, traffic regulations outlining what are considered "The Rules of the Road" are set forth in Chapter 316, Florida Statutes. One such statute addresses the responsibilities and obligations of driving making a left hand turn. Pursuant to Section 316.122, Florida Statutes, the driver of a motor vehicle with the intention of turning left into a road or driveway shall yield the right of way to traffic that is approaching from the opposite direction. In summary, a driver attempting a left hand turn shall yield of right of way to oncoming or approaching traffic. Far too many drivers are in a hurry to make it to the next destination or simply are just careless in the manner in which a vehicle is operated on Florida roads, streets, and highways. When there is a car accident with personal injuries, contact car accident attorney David Wolf for advice, guidance, and legal representation. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, David Wolf handles automobile accident cases and claims throughout the State of Florida.
In Florida, when there is a statute in place as to a traffic regulation or "Rule of the Road" and it is violated, Florida law will favor in part the person who was injured by the driver who violated the traffic regulations. It should be pointed out that the disposition of the traffic citation is not necessarily controlling on the civil case or claim. Here is an example. Let's say that a driver is issued a citation for violation of Section 316.122, Florida Statutes for Making an Improper Left Turn. The cited driver decides to pay the citation and accept the points. Alternatively, the cited driver went to a traffic hearing and pled No Contest. Under either of these fact scenarios, the disposition of the traffic citation will not controlling the civil case or claim. As such, the driver (who received the traffic citation) and his or her automobile insurance company can still challenge the issue of fault for the Florida Automobile Accident.
It should be noted that the fault or liability for a car accident is just one part of the puzzle that fits together to form the basis of a personal injury claim or case. Following a car accident, there are many challenges and issues faced by the injury victim and family. For instance, the selection of a medical provider can make a big difference in both how a victim is medical treated and how the care is documented. Some medical providers in the community are better than others both as to treatment and documentation.
Furthermore, it should be noted that Florida is a comparative fault state in which fault can be apportioned to more than just one driver for any given Florida Automobile Accident. Of course, the fault or liability of the Florida Automobile Accident is just one piece of many that ultimately should fit together that form the puzzle of an insurance claim or case on behalf of the injury victim. Insurance companies are very well represented by insurance adjusters, investigators, field adjusters, attorneys, and others to protect the interests and legal rights of the automobile insurance company. The injury victim should be represented as well to level the playing field. Contact David Wolf for a Free Consultation right now. Get D Wolf On Your Side - At Your Side.