Thousands of Californians 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.
In the United States, millions of people walk, ride, bike, or drive through intersections with stop signs every single day. Every year, there are nearly 70,000 collisions caused by a driver carelessly running a stop sign. And about one third of those accidents result in injuries.
There are as many scenarios for collisions are there are stop signs in the world. Here are just a couple of examples: A driver may hit the person that ran the stop sign, or a driver may be hit by a person running a stop sign. In an intersection with a 3 or 4 way stop, its possible there are multiple vehicles involved. And often, when a stop sign violation results in an accident, it can be tricky to determine who was at fault.
In some cases, it is necessary to investigate the intersection where the collision occurred. We have an experienced investigator examine everything, from the design of the intersection and pavement conditions to the damage to the vehicles involved.
Common Causes of Stop Sign Accidents
Law enforcement does their best to stop as many stop-sign runners as possible, but despite their best efforts it continues to be a problem. Drivers violate stop signs for a myriad of reasons. Some of the most common ones include the following:
- 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.
- Distracted driving – some text while driving or talk on their cell phone while driving.
- Drunk driving – when a person is drinking while driving they are generally impaired and likely to run stop signs.
It is important to contact the law offices of Zappettini and Bradley if you have been in a car accident that involved a driver that committed a stop sign violation.
Sacramento Car Accident Attorneys
The streets in and around Sacramento are very busy places. The attorneys at the law offices of Zappettini and Bradley are here to protect your right to compensation after a serious car accident. With more than 25 years of experience handling personal injury claims, we can help you navigate this difficult time. Call us today at (916) 457-5022 or fill out our online contact form to request a free and private consultation.