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Ignoring Stop Signs

Stop signs exist for a reason. Contrary to what some people may believe, they are not put in place simply to slow down your daily commute or to give local police an additional reason to pull you over. Stop signs save lives. Not only do they help avoid serious vehicle on vehicle collisions, they contribute a great deal to the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.

Sadly, every year there are thousands of fatal car accidents as a result of drivers who fail to stop when they are directed to. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a driver’s negligent failure to observe traffic signs, Green Bay reckless driving injury lawyers can help you fight for justice. Call us today at 800-242-2874.

Why Drivers Ignore Stop Signs

At times, stop signs can seem confusing. Accidents happen when:

  • Drivers see stop signs and continue through them in order to save time or because they simply do not feel like slowing down.
  • Drivers do not see a stop sign: this can be a result of negligence on the driver’s part, if he or she is driving too fast, or it may be the fault of the city if a stop sign is not properly cared for. Sometimes signs are tampered with and not promptly fixed or the signs have natural wear and tear from the elements. Sometimes foliage that has not been trimmed may hide signs.
  • The driver fails to come to a complete stop and instead slows down to a “rolling stop” or “California stop.”
  • The driver does not yield properly at an intersection with several stop signs.

There is no excuse for negligent actions that harm others. If your life has been affected by injuries caused by negligent driver, our Green Bay car accident attorneys can help.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident in which a driver failed to stop at a stop sign, contact the Green Bay brake failure lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an experienced attorney about your legal rights and options.

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