Stop Sign Violation Accidents
There is a virtually limitless variety of things that can lead to a motor vehicle accident. One common cause of collisions which ought to be entirely preventable is the failure to stop for stop signs or red traffic lights. All too often, drivers fail to stop at stop signs and cause serious accidents. Every year, tens of thousands of accidents occur due to drivers not stopping at stop signs as they should. Thousands of people lose their lives in these unnecessary and tragic accidents each year.
Causes of Stop Sign Violations
Many people have had moments of distracted driving, but if that distraction which lasts a few moments occurs when a driver is approaching a stop sign, disaster becomes imminent. There are many reasons that people run stop signs, which may include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving while distracted due to activities such as texting
- Driving while overly emotional and unable to focus
- Street racing
- Medical emergency for the driver
- Physical obstruction of street sign, or missing signs
- Defects with the car, such as brake system failure
In almost all of these cases, the victim of the crash is unlikely to bear liability for the collision. If you or someone you love was in such an accident, it is that responsible party who should take on any expenses of the accident not covered by insurance.
The dedicated Wisconsin car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are prepared to assist you in determining whether you may have a case. We understand that the physical, emotional, and financial toll of such an accident can be entirely overwhelming. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to begin taking steps to hold a negligent or reckless motorist or third-party accountable for the harm you have suffered.