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California Vehicle Code 21804 & Right-of-Way Accidents

Posted by Alan Fassonaki | May 13, 2023

California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) reported over 250,000 injury accidents in 2019. That's an increase of about 3% from 2016. Needless to say, car accidents and related injury cases happy frequently in California. If you're in a car accident, it's important to know your legal options and any relevant legislation.

Drivers should be familiar with California Vehicle Code 21804. If a car enters or crosses a road from a public or private property, or from an alley, this regulation is applicable. Drivers that are about to enter or cross a road must legally yield other drivers already on the roadway if dangerously close and approaching quickly. Until they can go safely, the driver must continue to yield the right of way. The driver is free to enter or cross the highway after its safe and there are no close approaching vehicles.

It is a good idea to consult with a personal injury or car accident attorney if right-of-way violated by another driver and you suffered personal injuries as a result of the other driver's violation. A skilled lawyer can review the particulars of your case and assist you in comprehending how the law applies to your circumstances. They can also assist you with any losses or damage claims to which you may be entitled.

In conclusion, getting involved in a car accident can be an upsetting and stressful experience. You can better protect yourself and your interests if you are aware of your rights and the laws that are relevant to your circumstance. Call a lawyer if another driver violated your right-of-way and you suffered personal injuries as a result.

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Alan Fassonaki

What inspired me to practice personal injury law? I was 9 and imagining the win. My mother was driving me to my basketball game. My older sister came along to support me. While on the road, I thought about practice and replayed our team's game-plan in my mind. Suddenly, I hea...

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