Every year, thousands upon thousands of people are injured because negligent drivers run through stop signs. People who run stop signs are often in a hurry or are under the impression that no one else is coming, so they drive right through an intersection. Distracted or inattentive drivers are even worse as they do not even realize they are blowing through an intersection until it is too late.
Stop signs have been put in place to protect pedestrians, bicyclists and other drivers and passengers. When people fail to yield at a stop sign, the results are often catastrophic and serious injuries and death can ensue. If another driver neglects to come to a complete stop and causes an accident, they can be held responsible for injuries and damages to the vehicle.
At Holder Susan Slusher, LLC, our experienced attorneys know how much harm an impatient or inattentive driver can cause. If you or a loved one has been involved in a stop sign accident that has resulted in serious injury, or if you have lost a loved one to a catastrophic accident, contact our law firm immediately to discuss your options.
The Most Common Types of Stop Sign Accidents
Stop sign collisions are among the most frequent types of car accidents. Some stop signs involve four-way stops and some involve two way stops. Regardless, stop sign intersections are a common place for driving error and bad judgment occur, thus making accidents prevalent. The most common types of stop sign accidents include Side Impact Collisions and Rear End Collisions.
Side Impact Crashes are similar to a head-on collision, except the driver usually has already made the turn before the impact occurs. These accidents generally result in passenger injuries.
Rear End Crashes occur when a car is struck in the back by another car. These collisions were reported as the most common type of stop sign crashes. Incidents included another driver failed to stop, dangerous road conditions, and driver distraction by a passenger or cell phone use.
Let Us Help With the Insurance Companies
At our law firm, we know the proper steps and what needs to be done in order for you to receive the compensation that you deserve. For example, if one of our clients was involved in an auto accident caused by someone that ran a stop sign, our accident attorneys have the tools and resources to properly set up an investigation at the intersection where the car accident occurred. We know when it is necessary to bring in experts to examine the scene of the car accident and help us determine if there have been other car accidents in the same area. Contact us today for your free consultation and case review.