Dangers of Running Stop Signs
When it’s late at night and no one seems to be around, you may consider running a stop sign to get to your destination more quickly. Aside from breaking the law, you may be putting your fellow motorists in danger. Even if you don’t see anyone else when you run the stop sign, a driver may suddenly come out of nowhere. If you get in a wreck, you may be liable for any injuries that result from the crash.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a motorist failing to stop at a stop sign, contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
Stop Sign Precautions
When you come to a stop sign, no matter what time of day it is, there are precautions you should consider:
- Come to a complete stop for at least 3 seconds
- Look in all directions for oncoming traffic
- Always observe right-of-way when another motorists comes to a stop sign before you
- Observe parking lot stop signs
Following these precautions may help you prevent an accident related to running a stop sign. Unfortunately, not all drivers are so cautious, and you may get in an accident when another motorist runs a stop sign. If you suffer an injury, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
Stop signs are meant to ensure your safety. If you or someone you love has been injured because another motorist ran a stop sign and collided with you, the Rhinelander car accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help you. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 for more information.