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Failure to Signal

Driving around distracted motorists is both extremely frustrating, and unfortunately, extremely dangerous. Distracted or otherwise reckless drivers tend to display habits behind the wheel that endanger themselves and the other commuters sharing the road with them. One dangerous habit of reckless drivers that is often largely ignored is failure to signal before a turn or lane change.

Signaling is an important step when a driver is planning to make a turn. If a reckless motorist does not signal, they can easily cause a serious accident, and should be held responsible for their actions. To discuss the details of an accident, contact the Wisconsin reckless driving accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®

Dangers of Not Signaling

If a reckless driver fails to properly use their turn signal, it can cause an accident in a variety of ways:

  • If the person is changing lanes, a driver in their blind spot will have no way to foresee the move and react accordingly.
  • Without signaling, vehicles behind a reckless driver will have no way to anticipate the drastic deceleration necessary to make a sharp turn. This can easily lead to a rear-end accident.
  • Finally, pedestrians crossing on the far side of the road will have no warning of a driver (who may be unaware of the pedestrians’ presence) planning to make a left turn.

If you have been harmed by a carless driver, our Wisconsin driver error injury lawyers can help you pursue the justice you deserve.

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If a reckless driver has caused an accident in which you suffered property or personal damage, you may be able to collect damages from the liable party. To explore your legal options, contact the Wisconsin driver error accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.

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