Yuma, AZ — Two people were injured in a car accident involving two vehicles in Yuma, Arizona, on Friday, January 2, 2015. The accident took place at the intersection of 8th Street and Hope Avenue.
Police have said that a car was traveling south on Hope and came to a stop at the t-intersection with 8th Street. The car then attempted to make a left hand turn onto 8th to head east, but it was hit by a Jeep, headed west on 8th.
Both drivers were transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center. Officials say that their injuries are not life-threatening. The names of the two drivers were not released.
Police cited the driver of the car for failure to yield the right of way.
Scene of the Accident
Accidents just like this one happen every day, all over the country. Accidents in which who’s at fault seems to be pretty obvious. However, many people don’t know that despite liability being clearly established in an accident, an at-fault party has no legal obligation to “make things right” with the person they’ve run into. People tend to think that if they’re ever hit in an accident, they’re owed a certain amount of compensation. This isn’t true. An insurance carrier has a legal obligation to defend their client. Remember, an insurance carrier’s best interests rarely line up with the best interests of a victim. They’re only going to be persuaded to help a victim if they think that being taken to court is going to be more expensive for them. That’s not to say that courts and juries have to get involved anytime an accidents occurs, but it’s helpful to remember that an insurance carrier isn’t there to represent your interests.
— Grossman Law Offices