Injured in a Car Accident from Failure to Yield Right of Way?

Car accidents can happen any time, but when they happen because someone else was failing to yield the right of way, and you were injured, they may be liable for your injuries. What are some of the most common right of way car accidents? Where you involved in one? Are you eligible for compensation? These are some of the questions we will address.

Common Right of Way Car Accidents

Left Turn Motor Vehicle Accidents

Drivers who turn left, crossing oncoming traffic, will typically be cited as the cause of the accident they are involved in in Arizona. This means if you are injured as a result of someone turning left in front of you, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

“The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn left shall yield the right of way to a vehicle that is approaching from the opposite direction and that is in the intersection or so close to the intersection as to constitute an immediate hazard.

“One making a left turn must do so only when it is safe to do so, that is, when approaching traffic will not be endangered and will not be required to suddenly slow or halt to avoid a collision.”

Uncontrolled Intersections

Intersections that don’t have a STOP or YIELD sign is considered an uncontrolled intersection. All traffic should prepare to stop and the car who arrives first should be yielded to. If cars arrive at the same time, it should be treated as a four way stop, with the car to the left yielding to that on the right.

When a driver fails to slow, stop or yield the right of way and they cause an accident, they can be held liable for injuries in the accident they caused.

Involved in a car accident where someone failed to yield the proper right of way?

In most cases, an investigation will be conducted to determine who is truly at fault, and therefore liable for any and all injuries as a result of the car accident they caused. From there, determinations can be made to the extent of the injuries and the appropriate and required compensation. If you or a loved one were injured in a right-of-way car accident, having an experienced attorney can help you receive the compensation you need to pay your medical bills and get back to your new normal.


A call to the Simon Law Group, an experienced team with over 29 years of success, can help you determine if you have a case. Schedule your confidential and free consultation at 480-745-2450.

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