Many accidents that occur on the roadways are preventable and, in some
cases, the result of a lack of understanding regarding who has the right
of way. Technically, the law does not actually grant the right of way,
but rather states to whom other drivers must yield. Even if a driver is
required to yield to you, you should never insist on this since it could
easily lead to an accident. If you have a driver’s license, your
knowledge of this was tested, but many often forget as the years pass
and need to sharpen up that their knowledge when it comes to the rules
of the road.
Here are some examples in which you must yield to others:
- You are at a yield sign
- There are pedestrians in a crosswalk
- There is an individual who is using a seeing-eye guide dog
- There is an individual who is using a white cane
- You are at an uncontrolled intersection where vehicles are already in the
- You are at a “T” intersection and there are vehicles on the
- You are turning left and there are pedestrians or oncoming cars
- You are pulling out of a parking space to return to the roadway
Regardless if a pedestrian is in a crosswalk or jaywalking, you must yield
to them. Just because they are breaking the law does not mean you should
insist on your right of way. Anytime you can prevent an accident, even
if it means yielding to another who should have yielded to you, you should
do so. Not only is this the right thing to do, but you could be held partially
liable for the accident.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Wichita
If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a
car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you need to secure skilled legal
representation to fight for compensation on your behalf. At Hutton &
Hutton, our Wichita legal team is dedicated to achieving justice for injured
victims and is prepared to hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.
Contact our office today at
(316) 313-4730 to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our legal team.