Running Stop Signs and Personal Injury Compensation
Personal injuries that result from car collisions lead to damages to your physical, emotional, and financial well-being.
There are many factors that contribute to automobile accidents on today’s roadways including driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, or drowsy driving.
Running stop signs leads to many of these collisions and is a moving violation that can be avoided. But many careless drivers run stop signs and put themselves, their passengers, and others at risk for injuries or fatalities.
If you’ve sustained an injury as a result of another driver running a stop sign, you should understand all the factors that will help you get the compensation you deserve for any injuries and damages.
Stop Sign Risks
Stop signs are placed at intersections to help drivers navigate the roadways when there are no traffic lights in place.
Stop signs are used in both 2-way and 4-way stops. Drivers need to be aware of the presence of stop signs as well as the number of signs that are in place at an intersection.
Running a stop sign often leads to side-impact and/or rear-end collisions. Drivers may run stop signs and hit the side of other vehicles, or they may cause other vehicles to collide with their own cars. In some cases, distracted drivers may collide into the back end of a car already stopped at a stop sign.
The Dangers of Car Accidents Caused by Running Stop Signs
Side-impact collisions put drivers and passengers at greater risk for broken bones, lacerations, and other injuries.
Running stop signs contributes to the tens of thousands of car collisions that occur each year. Estimates from the Federal Highway Administration state that about 45 percent of accidents occur at intersections where drivers fail to acknowledge stop signs or lights.
This emphasizes the importance of stop signs in controlling the flow of traffic and keeping you and your family safe on the road. The carelessness of other drivers can lead to significant harm to you and your loved ones.
Running stop signs causes serious injuries that include spinal cord, brain, and other internal injuries. Broken bones and physical disfigurement can also result from these accidents.
Personal Injury Liability and Compensation
Filing a personal injury claim is a critical step in the process of seeking the compensation you deserve to recover from your injuries and damages. But it can often be difficult to establish who was at fault.
Lack of witnesses and stubborn insurance companies can prevent you from holding drivers accountable for running stop signs and causing the accidents that lead to significant injuries.
The right legal support helps you achieve a successful outcome for your personal injury claim. It ensures that all damages are considered when determining the amount of compensation you should receive.
Your personal injury attorney gathers and submits the evidence that supports your case and also navigates the complex processes related to insurance companies and, if necessary, the courts.
The damage that occurred to your vehicle and the nature of your injuries can confirm that another driver ran a stop sign. Accident reconstruction professionals can also be called upon when necessary to support your case.
Compensation may be obtained for a wide range of damages that include medical expenses (past and future), loss of income, and pain and suffering.
In support of your claim, it is necessary to gather both the medical records related to your treatment as well as the documentation that shows a loss of earning capacity.
An attorney that understands how insurance companies avoid paying for damages can be an invaluable resource for your case. That’s why it’s important that you seek the proper legal advice as soon as possible.
Working with the right legal professional helps you obtain the compensation you deserve. You’ll have everything you need to hold careless drivers accountable for their actions and protect the well-being of you and your family.
If you or someone you know have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, contact CP Law Group today at 1-844-5-I’M-HURT (1-844-546-4878) to get the help you deserve. Contact Us.