Failure to Stop or Yield
Driving is an activity that requires constant mental awareness and vigilance. Oftentimes, too many drivers become complacent and do not give their full attention to the road and traffic around them. Motorists who act negligently may miss important signals while driving and may even fail to stop or yield when they should. Careless and reckless drivers who blow through red lights, stop signs, and yield signs put other drivers at risk of a devastating accident.
It can be easy to miss a stop sign or yield sign if you are not fully paying attention while driving. Sometimes signs are partially hidden behind an overgrown bush or hanging branch and can be difficult to see, especially at night. It is therefore especially important to give your full focus to the road in unfamiliar areas and places with low visibility. Sadly, some drivers choose to run stop signs and lights even when they are fully aware that they are supposed to stop. These motorists cross the line from careless to reckless and are a threat to everyone on the road.
Consequences of Failing to Stop
Vehicles that do not stop or yield as they should can cause a terrible accident, especially if they blindside another car. If you are approaching an intersection with the right of way but see another car that is not slowing down to stop or yield, avoid crossing paths with the oncoming car. They may be distracted or intending to run the stop or yield and may not give you the right of way. Being vigilant and avoiding unsafe drivers can help to minimize your chances of a severe crash.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a collision with a driver who failed to stop or yield, consider contacting a car accident attorney immediately. The other driver may be held liable for your costly injuries and damages and you may be entitled to compensation.
To speak with an experienced attorney about your car accident and how you can initiate a lawsuit for compensation, contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.