Our Michigan car accident lawyers frequently represent clients injured in auto accidents in which negligent driver fails to yield right of way and causes the accident. Failure to yield right of way accidents are a common cause of serious injury accidents because these crashes are often at high speeds. The unsuspecting car accident victim is not prepared for the crash and often has little or no time to take any action to avoid being struck by the other automobile.
Michigan Laws For Failure To Yield Right of Way Accidents
Michigan laws have specific statutes that address accidents in which a driver fails to yield right of way and causes an accident with another automobile. These specific laws include that the at fault driver was negligent for:
- Failing to slow his vehicle, make the proper observations and to yield the right-of-way in compliance with a “yield right-of-way” sign which confronted the driver at this intersection, in violation of Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §257.649.
- Failing, before starting, to see that the said movement could be made in safety.
- Failing to accord traffic on the through street the right-of-way.
- Failing to obey the City of Detroit Code 38-3-7 as amended January 1, 1969, which provides: Where signs reading “Yield right-of-way” are erected and maintained upon the approach of an intersection, a driver approaching such sign shall reduce speed of his vehicle to a reasonable speed for existing conditions of traffic and visibility, and shall yield the right-of-way to all traffic on the intersecting street or highway which is then and there so close as to constitute an immediate traffic hazard.
In addition to these specific laws on failure to yield right of way, there are other claims for general negligence that our auto accident attorneys use to prove and win a failure to yield right of way accident case.
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