Who is held accountable if a traffic light malfunctions?
The municipality responsible for such maintenance could be held liable for road hazards such as defective traffic lights. However, the circumstances of an accident will still be taken into account. If either driver acted in a reckless manner or did not take possible steps to avoid an accident, they could be found liable for the accident. For instance, if a driver does not stop at an obviously malfunctioning traffic light and instead runs through the intersection, they may also be held accountable for the damage resulting from a subsequent collision.
To learn more about your legal rights and options if you have been hurt in an accident involving malfunctioning traffic lights, contact the Stevens Point car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874.