Failure to Stop at Stop Signs
It could happen to anyone – you are driving on a main road in your city or town, when suddenly a car traveling down a smaller perpendicular street flies into the intersection and collides with your car. What happened? You were not speeding or behaving irresponsibly in any way. The other driver simply failed to stop at a stop sign. Despite how familiar we all are with stop signs, this type of accidents unfortunately occurs thousands of times each year.
If you or someone you love has been hurt due to a reckless driver, you can fight back in order to help discourage this negligence in the future. To discuss your case, contact the Appleton reckless driving attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.
Reasons for Failure to Stop
Despite the fact that stop signs are a common road sign that everyone should understand and obey, accidents from ignoring stop signs still occur. There are many causes of such accidents, including:
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
- Reckless driving, such as speeding
- Street racers who choose not to stop
- Evading police
- Driving while performing other tasks, such as texting
- Brake problems, due to manufacturer defect or inferior repair work
In almost all cases, when one person runs a stop sign and causes an accident, that person can be held legally responsible. Exceptions may include if the accident was caused by a third party, such as design or manufacturing problems, or if the city allowed the stop sign to be obstructed in some way.
If you or a loved one were involved in an accident because another driver did not stop as required, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Call the Appleton reckless driving lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.