Accidents are caused every day by drivers leaving parking lots or driveways and entering onto a roadway. Whether driving a car, truck, bus, motorcycle, or other motor vehicles, Pennsylvania law requires that all drivers leaving an area other than a roadway must yield the right of way to drivers who are already on the roadway.
This means that drivers who are exiting from a driveway or parking lot type area must yield the right of way to other drivers prior to entering the roadway.
At the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman, we often represent victims who have been injured because of a driver who has negligently left a driveway without sufficient clearance. These accidents often result in serious damages and injuries because the driver on the roadway is travelling at a relatively high rate of speed.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident caused by a driver improperly entering the roadway without clearance, then you should contact the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman today for your FREE consultation.
In Pennsylvania, the law currently provides that “The driver of a vehicle about to enter or cross a roadway from any place other than another roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on the roadway to be entered or crossed.” 75 Pa.C.S
In Philadelphia, many times these accidents occur on roads such as Route 1/Roosevelt Boulevard where the speed limits can be as high as 45 miles per hour. When a driver causes an accident by pulling out of a parking lot onto Route 1 in front of a car that is travelling at 45 miles per hour, serious damage is bound to occur.
Most times, both vehicles will be completely totaled and wrecked. Further, the vehicle’s occupants will have suffered significant injuries which require months, or even years, of treatment.
It is important that each injured person take steps to immediately protect their right to be compensated for the injuries, pain, and suffering that they have endured as a result of the accident. If you do not take the appropriate steps to protect your rights in a timely manner, you could be forever barred from seeking financial compensation for your injuries.
At the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman, the Philadelphia Auto accident lawyer have significant experience obtaining size able and appropriate settlements for victims of negligence caused by other drivers.
Whether you were driving a car, motorcycle, truck, bus or other motor vehicles, our attorneys will fight on your behalf to ensure that you receive full compensation for your injuries, pain, suffering, wage loss, and other damages.