Philadelphia Failure to Yield Car Accident Lawyer

It is imperative that every driver knows and applies the rules of the road. Unfortunately, far too often drivers do not know or fail to abide by the rules of road. This can be especially true for truck drivers and drivers of other large commercial vehicles. For whatever reason, truck and tractor-trailer drivers often believe that they own the roads and have the right of way, regardless of the situation on the road. This, however, is not the case.

Failure to yield the right of way is a frequent cause of accidents involving trucks. A common example in particular is when vehicles approach an intersection. Under Pennsylvania law, “when two vehicles approach or enter an intersection from different highways at approximately the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.” Trucks will often disregard this right of way rule.

There are numerous other situations when one vehicle must yield the right of way to another vehicle. These include:

  • Vehicles approaching an intersection;
  • Vehicles turning left;
  • Stop signs and yield signs;
  • Vehicles entering or crossing a roadway;
  • Vehicles in construction and maintenance areas or on highway safety corridors;
  • Entering and passing through traffic circles;
  • Yielding to emergency vehicles; and
  • Entering a roadway from a driveway, alley, or parked position.

Despite the rules governing right of way, many truck and tractor-trailer drivers fail to follow these right-of-way rules. When this happens, trucks can cause significant accidents, which can result in serious injuries to other drivers. If you have been injured by a truck failing to yield the right of way, it is important to reach out to an experienced truck accident attorney who can help you recover compensation for your injuries.

Contact a Philadelphia Attorney Today

If you have been injured by a truck failing to yield the right of way, The car accident attorneys at The Pearce Law Firm can help with your case. Our Philadelphia truck accident attorneys have significant experience helping injured victims in a variety of different truck accidents. Contact our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers for a free initial consultation. You can call us at (215) 557-8686 or visit our office at 14th Floor, 1429 Walnut Street in Philadelphia.