Thousands are involved in car accidents each year because someone runs a stop sign. Stop sign violations can become serious when a person is injured or killed.
Millions of people drive, ride or walk through stop sign intersections every day. However, there are nearly 70,000 accidents each year due to a person running a stop sign. A third of those accidents result in injuries.
There are a number of scenarios that a person may find themselves in. For instance, a driver may be hit by a person running a stop sign, or the driver may hit the person that ran the stop sign. In an intersection with a 3 or 4 way stop, there may be more than two cars involved. In cases of stop sign violations that result in an accident, it can be difficult to prove who is at fault.
It is often necessary to set up an investigation at the intersection where the accident took place. An investigator will look at the intersection design, pavement markings and damage to the vehicles.
Police officials try to pull as many stop sign violators over as they can. However, it continues to be a problem. A person may run a stop sign for a number of reasons. Some of the most common reason include:
Impatience – some people tend to be in a hurry and don’t want to take the time to stop completely or at all.
Reckless driving – some drivers go through a stop sign without even realizing it.
The streets in and around St. Louis are busy places. At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C., we are here to protect your right to compensation after a serious car accident. With more than 15 years of experience handling personal injury claims, attorney Christopher Hoffmann is well equipped to handle your car accident injury case and to share with you the things insurance companies do not want you to know.
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