Earlier this week near Havre de Grace, a two-vehicle accident on Route 155 sent three people to the hospital. According to a report by the Baltimore Sun, the accident occurred at 5:06, near where Route 155 meets Paradise Road.
Evidently, a woman driving in a Toyota Corolla was heading west on Route 155 when she tried to make a left onto Paradise Road. However, she failed to yield to an oncoming eastbound truck. The truck struck the Corolla in the middle of the passenger side of the vehicle, causing it to spin into the intersection. The truck careened out of control for a few moments before running off the road and up an embankment. The truck finally overturned, trapping the occupants inside.
The woman driving the Corolla was also trapped inside her vehicle and needed to wait for emergency crews to help get her out. She sustained a head injury and was admitted into a nearby hospital. The other driver, as well as his passenger, were also taken to the hospital for the injuries they sustained in the accident. Everyone is expected to survive.
Many of the accidents we see are what we consider failure-to-yield accidents. A failure-to-yield accident occurs any time that one driver’s failure to yield the right-of-way to another driver results in an accident. In this case, the woman driving the Corolla had a duty to ensure that there were no oncoming cars because, as the left-turning vehicle, she owed the right-of-way to any vehicle continuing straight.
Left-turn accidents are hardly the only kind of failure-to-yield accident. In fact, each of the following is also considered a failure-to-yield accident:
- Four-way stop accidents;
- Accidents that occur when merging onto a highway;
- Accidents occurring at a posted “yield” sign;
- Crosswalk accidents;
- Parking lot accidents; and
- Accidents occurring as one vehicle pulls out of a driveway or place of business.
The list goes on, but one can see the common theme throughout.
Getting Compensated for a Failure-to-Yield Accident
If you have been involved in a failure-to-yield accident that was caused by another driver, you may be entitled to compensation from that driver (or his or her insurance company) to help you pay for medical bills and other expenses related to the accident. To find out how you can hold the other driver responsible for his or her negligence, contact a dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney.
Are You in Need of an Attorney?
If you are in need of an attorney because you or someone you love was involved in an accident of any kind, contact the Maryland personal injury law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC. The skilled and dedicated attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen have years of experience recovering for their clients and know how to bring personal injury suits in The Old Line State. To learn more about the accident laws in Maryland, and to schedule a free initial consultation, click here or call 410-654-3600 today.
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Teenage Girl Dies in Auto-Pedestrian Accident, Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog, published July 9, 2014.
Car Crashes into Restaurant, Sending Six to the Hospital, Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog, published July 23, 2014.