Failure to Stop at Stop Signs
Stop signs are a fixture in our everyday commutes, and the sheer number of them that a driver encounters in the course of their commute can sometimes lead to a dilution of respect for the legal mandate they represent. While they may frequently appear to be nothing more than nuisances on lightly traveled roads or during late night or early morning hours, stop signs are absolutely crucial pieces of our traffic safety network.
Unfortunately many drivers choose to ignore stop signs, creating serious hazards for other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists with whom they share the road. Tens of thousands of accidents result from these reckless actions each year, including a staggering number of injuries and fatalities.
Causes of Stop Sign Neglect
When stop sign directives are properly adhered to, traffic can move efficiently and without incident through the intersections at which they are placed. Unfortunately several circumstances can lead to a lapse in proper stop sign protocol, such as:
- Obscured signage caused by wear, overgrown foliage, or tampering.
- Excessive speed causing the driver to fail to see the sign.
- Incomplete or ‘rolling’ stops.
- Simple driver indifference to the traffic directive.
When the negligence of another motorist causes an injury, the victim should never be left paying the bills.
If you have suffered an injury in an accident caused by a negligent driver who failed to stop at a stop sign, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Contact the skilled and experienced Stevens Point car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today for a free consultation to learn more about your legal options.