03/27/2012 // Dallas, Texas, USA // 1-800-Car-Wreck // Amy Witherite // (press release)
Dallas Auto Accident Attorney Explains Right-of-Way Issues in Texas
Dallas, Texas auto accident attorney Amy Witherite represents car crash victims and their families. Through her experiences representing these victims, she has realized that many Texas drivers remain uncertain about the rules governing when a driver must yield to others. She explains some basic right-of-way issues below.
First, while right-of-way rules help determine which driver has the right-of-way, if a driver fails to follow the rules, the other drivers nearby must yield to that driver or risk an accident. Even if a driver is “right,” forcing a right-of-way issue rarely helps anyone.
In a situation when an intersection is not controlled by signs and signals, a driver should yield the right-of-way to any vehicle that has entered the intersection on the driver’s right or is approaching the intersection on the driver’s right. When approaching a “T intersection” (an intersection of a through street from a street that ends at the intersection), a driver must yield the right-of-way to the cars on the through street. When driving on multiple-lane roadways, a vehicle entering a lane of traffic from a lane to the right should yield the right-of-way to a vehicle entering the same lane of traffic from a lane to the left.
In some situations, a driver must always yield. For example, a driver must yield the right-of-way to emergency vehicles that are sounding sirens or flashing red lights and school buses that are displaying flashing red lights.
If you wish to discuss a car accident with Ms. Witherite or with another car accident lawyer, you may contact the personal injury lawyers Dallas Eberstein & Witherite, LLP at 214.378.6665
Url: Dallas Car Wreck Lawyers – 1-800-Car-Wreck