Failure to Yield Accidents in NC and VA

A failure to yield is a motor vehicle violation in both Virginia and in North Carolina. A failure to yield occurs when two drivers (including cars and motorcycles) or a driver and a non-driver (a pedestrian and a bicyclist) arrive at the same lane at the same time.

  • Stop signs – The most classic right of way situation arises at an intersection that just has a stop-sign (no traffic light). The car that has the stop sign must stop completely and wait for traffic in the other lanes to proceed.
  • Three way intersections – intersections (called T intersections) where one road travels both ways and one just ends at the intersection. Vehicle on the road that travels both ways have the right of way
  • Intersections with multiple stop signs (three or four) – The general rule is that the first to get to the intersection goes first. In case of a tie, the car on the right gets to go first and the other car must yield.
  • Vehicles making left turns – drivers of these cars or motorcycles must yield to others.
  • Right turn on red – drivers of these cars must yield to cars that have the green light and to non-drivers.
  • Driveways – cars leaving their driveway must yield to everyone.
  • Crosswalks – drivers entering crosswalks should look for pedestrians

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If you were injured because of another motorist’s failure to yield, you may be eligible for compensation from the responsible driver. To learn more about your legal rights and options in these circumstances, contact the experienced Norfolk legal team at Joe Miller Law, Ltd., today by calling us at (888) 694-1671.