Tifton Man Sustains Fatal Injuries in Failure to Yield Accident
According to WALB, the Tift County deputy coroner reports that a 77-year-old Tifton man suffered fatal injuries in what is believed to be a failure to yield accident. The mid-morning accident happened at the intersection of Ridge Avenue and 4th Street in Tifton. The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) reports that the man failed to yield to a white GMC that struck the side of his vehicle. The injured man was transported to Tift Regional Hospital, where he ultimately died from his injuries. No other injuries were reported.
Failure to Yield Accidents and Negligence
Failure to yield accidents, also commonly known as right-of-way accidents, are typically the result of negligent behavior. However, this is certainly not the case for all Tifton failure to yield accidents. When a driver allegedly fails to yield to another driver, and such an act leads to an accident, the driver who failed to yield to another’s right of way may be held responsible for subsequent physical injuries and property damage.
Examples of negligent conduct that can cause or contribute to a failure to yield accident in Tifton include, among others, the following:
- Driver inattention, such as texting or talking on the phone while behind the wheel
- Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs, or any other substance that causes impairment
- Failure to adhere to traffic signals, such as traffic lights, stop signs, and yield signs
- Unfamiliarity with certain roads or driving on a particular road for the first time
Some failure to yield accidents may involve poor weather conditions or defective vehicular equipment, but in most cases, one or more individuals are typically at fault for causing a failure to yield crash.
The injuries associated with failure to yield collisions vary greatly and range in severity. Examples of such injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Head injuries/Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Open wounds/gashes
- Spinal cord injuries, which may result in paralysis
- Burns (in the case of accidents involving fires)
- Internal bleeding
- Damage to internal organs
- Injuries that require amputation
Although failure to yield accidents do not involve intentional conduct, individuals responsible for causing these accidents still can be held accountable by pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact a Tifton Car Accident Lawyer at Hudson Injury Firm Today
Car accident injuries can be debilitating, both physically and mentally. When someone else is to blame for causing a failure to yield accident that kills someone or leaves a person permanently injured, victims and their loved ones may have recourse by pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.
If you have sustained injuries or are acting on behalf of an injured or deceased loved one who has suffered car accident injuries, you need the assistance of a Tifton car accident lawyer right away. To speak with a qualified attorney about your situation, contact Hudson Injury Firm by calling (229) 396-5845 or submitting your information through our website’s contact us page.