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Can I sue a driver that fails to yield right of way and caused a Michigan car accident?

Yes, you can sue a driver that fails to yield right of way and caused a Michigan car accident. Failure to yield right of way accidents are a common cause of serious injury accidents because these crashes often happen at a high speed.  Under Michigan statute, an injured auto accident victim can sue the negligent driver that fails to yield right of way and caused the car accident.  These Michigan statutes include:

  • 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.

At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our experienced car accident lawyers specialize in these types of cases and can help you and your family sue the driver for for failure to yield right of way. 

In addition to these laws on failure to yield right of way, our auto accident lawyers will use other claims for general negligence against the driver to prove and win your failure to yield right of way accident case.  Call our office today at (800) 606-1717 if you or someone you know suffers injuries or was killed in a failure to yield right of way car accident in Michigan.  Under Michigan law, you do have legal rights and should pursue them immediately so you do not lose your case.  Call now for your free consultation! Our expert Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. car accident lawyers will discuss your case with you and represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we prove and win your case.

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