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More often than not, car accidents occur as the result of a driver being distracted by any number of things. Perhaps the most contemporary distraction, the use of cell phones in cars has led to a significant number of car accidents in Durham, and many of those accidents occur because the driver’s focus shifts from the road to their phone, leading to an accident that is classified as a failure to yield.

If you have been in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver, contact our Durham car accident lawyers today to begin preparing the damages case that we will use toward seeking the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Failure to Yield Accidents

Failure to yield accidents occur in Durham when an individual is distracted while driving, not paying attention, and changes lanes across the inner highway or road without clearing traffic, whether or not it was the safe thing to do. Determination of fault in failure to yield accidents can be very complicated, and depend on whether or not the individual that has been injured had any kind of opportunity to avoid impact or avoid the accident entirely, and the fact-specific nature of these cases are just one of the many reasons to get an attorney involved.

In Durham County, accidents resulting from failure to yield situations occur when people improperly try to merge onto I-40, which is the street that runs through Durham County, and those accidents are caused via overcorrection or direct impact. Failure to yield also causes accidents in situations when somebody changes lanes or tries to enter a street, road, or a highway without properly acknowledging their surroundings.

Insurance Companies’ Treatment of Failure to Yield Accidents

Insurance companies treat failure to yield accidents the way they treat most accidents, which is to say that the company will be looking for a way out by finding a reason not to pay the claim. The insurance companies are going to look for ways to find contributory negligence on the part of the individual bringing the claim and anything else that they can get their hands on to help diminish recoverable damages.

Benefit of a Personal Injury Firm

There are very good lawyers that practice individually, however, a personal injury law firm is able to bring a multitude of experience with several attorneys able to brainstorm the case, and in accident cases that involve communication with insurance companies, a firm has reliable access to a network of internal specialists. A law firm also has the financial resources to hire the very best experts, which is essential when using experts during investigations because they need to be paid upfront. An individual wants to hire an injury firm that has experience and that has been around long enough to finance the case, prosecute the case, and hire experts that are the best in their field.

Investigation of a Failure to Yield Accident

Personal injury lawyers can investigate failure to yield cases by interviewing witnesses, talking to police officers, and even implementing the use of an accident reconstructionist, which is an expert, usually a professional engineer, that has experience in recreating crash scenarios based on facts.