Failure to yield roadway accidents are typical in Florida and across the United States. In fact, failing to yield is one of the main causes of motorcycle accidents in the Fort Lauderdale area. Typically, an accident of this nature would occur like this:
John was riding his Honda motorcycle on U.S. Highway 1 when an oncoming car attempted to turn left right in front of his bike. John didn’t have time to react and smashed into the car. He was thrown from his bike and suffered critical injuries. The driver of the car said she never saw the motorcycle.
Failure to yield the right-of-way to a motorcyclist is commonly caused by a driver failing to see the motorcycle. This is because most drivers are looking for other cars and trucks and fail to recognize a smaller vehicle like a motorcycle. However, Florida law classifies motorcycles as legal vehicles, which means that other drivers are required to look out for motorcycles. The “I didn’t see the motorcycle” excuse will not allow careless drivers to be let off the hook for the wreck.
When a driver fails to obey the rules of the road and fails to yield to a motorcyclist, that driver can be held liable for the motorcycle rider’s injuries which can range from broken bones and internal injuries to traumatic brain injury and paralysis. Sadly, some motorcyclists who are cut off by vehicles often suffer fatal injuries.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida or your loved one lost his or her life as a result of a driver’s failure to yield the right-of-way, you should speak with a motorcycle accident attorney in Broward County. You can contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] and receive a free case consultation today.