Running Stop Signs
Stop signs are one of the most universally recognized symbols around the world. Even in countries with different signage, most people know the American version of the sign. Most of us learned about this sign as young children. Yet time and again, irresponsible drivers run stop signs and put the lives of others on the road at risk.
The consequences of someone running a stop sign can be tragic. If you or someone you love was injured in such an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The repercussions of such an event can be extensive; it is only fair that those responsible help with the financial costs. The understanding and dedicated reckless driving attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. will fight doggedly to get you the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today by calling 800-242-2874 to discuss your case with a committed and experienced lawyer.
Causes of Failure to Stop
There are several things that could happen that might lead to a driver failing to stop at a stop sign, as required. These include:
- Distracted driving, such as using a cell phone or eating
- Driving while intoxicated
- Choosing to run stop signs while street racing, or simply to avoid delay
- A medical emergency on behalf of the driver
- A brake malfunction or defect
In most cases when someone fails to stop, it is the fault of the driver for driving recklessly. Occasionally, another party may be at fault, such as if the car’s manufacturer put in defective brakes. There are only a few rare occasions, such as if a person has a stroke while driving, that no one would be at fault.
Failure to stop at a stop sign can lead to serious accidents and devastating injuries. It is just and right that those responsible would bear the financial burden for the accident. Contact the Madison car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 if you were in such an accident and wish to discuss your legal options.