Many of us get frustrated when stuck behind a slow car on a two-lane road. Luckily, on many roads it is legal to pass the car and return to your desired speed limit. However, passing can be a dangerous choice if performed irresponsibly. When negligent passing drivers cause accidents, they may be held responsible for the pain and suffering that occurs as a result.
If you or your loved one has sustained injuries in an auto accident, contact the Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your rights.
The Dangers of Negligent Passing
There are certain responsibilities of non-passing drivers that can reduce the risk of passing collisions. In the state of Wisconsin, there is a law that requires drivers who are going significantly under the speed limit to move to the side. This simple action can prevent serious accidents. The many rules that govern passing must be adhered to in order to reduce the risk of an accident. Unfortunately, some passing drivers are careless and put their own desire to go faster ahead of their responsibility to protect the safety of others on the road.
Head on collisions are the most significant danger of illegal passing. Every year, head on collisions are responsible for almost 10% of fatal road accidents. At the very least, the passengers of the vehicles will experience serious injuries. The cars being passed are also at risk of being rear ended or forced off the road.
The Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® have helped many victims of serious car accidents receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses. Contact us today by calling 800-242-2874 for a free consultation.