Failure to yield is often charged when an traffic accident occurs. A conviction for failure to yield will cause points to be assessed to your license. You will also have to pay a fine and, in some cases, restitution to the victim. If convicted of failure to yield, your insurance premiums will likely be increased substantially. Additionally, for professional drivers with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), a conviction may have serious consequences such as the loss of employment.
One often unknown consequence of a failure to yield conviction is that the conviction can be used against you in a civil case. For example, if you are in an accident wherein the other party claims that they have been physically injured, if you have simply paid your fine for your ticket, that can and will be used against you. What was initially a simple traffic ticket can become a serious financial burden if you are sued. That is one reason why it is important to fight tickets in accident cases.
Atlanta traffic attorney Lindsay Reese has extensive experience handling failure to yield and accident cases throughout Georgia. Contact her now for aggressive and reliable defense!