Dangerous Stop Sign Violations
When most people think of major car accidents, they picture interstate pile-ups or drunk driving collisions. For many people, accidents caused by cars running stop signs are not one of the first considerations, but such stop sign violations result in thousands of deaths in the U.S. each year and many more injuries. When the basic rules governing the road are not followed, chaos may ensue, and innocent people can get hurt.
Why Stop Sign Violations Occur
Although all licensed drivers should recognize a stop sign and heed its instructions to stop, some people still choose to ignore stop signs and drive through intersections. There are numerous reasons these violations occur, including:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Street racing or other reckless driving
- Distraction from cell phone, the radio, food, etc.
- Signs that are partially blocked or out of view
In most cases, these accidents are caused by simple driver negligence. Occasionally another party, such as the governmental group in charge of maintaining roads and signs, is responsible. If you are hurt in such an accident when another driver or even the municipality is at fault, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the responsible party.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident caused by another driver failing to properly stop at a stop sign, call the dedicated and knowledgeable Racine reckless driving lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today. You should not have to pay for suffering caused by the irresponsible actions of others.